• book stores in connecticut

    Visiting all of the book stores in Connecticut for $500 in gift cards!

    Guys, apparently April 28th is independent book store day. Who knew? I sure didn’t until Friday(the 27th). That’s when my buddy Facebook told me about it. It said “hey dude, check out this event your friends are interested in, it’s cool and stuff.” It was the Independent Bookstore Day Passport and it was happening in Connecticut. Apparently, 20 indie book stores in Connecticut got together and organized a cool little event. Here’s how it works. You go to any participating bookstore and pick up a sheet. Said sheet has a map and list of all 20 stores. If you can visit 15 of the 20 stores between 4/28 and 4/29…

  • bunny

    This blog is now about bunnies

    Bunnies are cute and fun. Finance is not cute and fun. I own a bunny named Bun Bun and this blog is now about him. We adopted Bun Bun from the bunny lady. She in turn adopted Bun Bun from a hoarder house where he was being underfed. Poor bun-bun! Lesson one about bunnies, don’t adopt a bunny if you don’t plan to take care of him. Here’s some bunny facts. Bunny Facts Bunnies have a lot of babies. Our Bun Bun is neutered since that helps with their health. He can’t have babies; poor Bun Bun. They like their own space and thump if you annoy them. Sometimes after…

  • keto diet

    Tidbits: eating all of the fat on the keto diet

    What is The Keto Diet  Let’s talk about the keto diet guys! Why? Just because I’m giving it a full out try again for various reasons which I’ll delve into later. I’m a big fan of nutrition and food. In fact, it’s my second passion behind finance so I’ll talk about it from time to time. The plan is to have tidbits be my series of off-topic posts. If you’re here for the finance talk you can always ignore these! What is the keto diet? In simple terms, it’s a diet that avoids carbs. On the ketogenic diet, a person aims to stay under 20 carbs a day. In order…

  • Amazon’s taking over the world and the much talked about death of retail

    Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods Market was the headline this Friday and it sent a whole sector of retail into a tailspin as the thought of competing with Amazon had investors worried about the future of the grocery space. It’s true that Amazon and online shopping in general has had quite an effect on retail as can be seen by the many store closures in the past two years. Companies like Sears, Macy’s, J.C. Penney and many others are closing hundreds of stores this year and will likely continue to do so in the next few years. There are two reasons for this destruction in retail. The main reason is…

  • Relationships, personal growth and marriage

    One of my recent posts talked about my engagement and future marriage and I’ve been thinking about what that means for the past couple of days. Those thoughts have centered around the impact a good relationship can have on your life. It was only a few years ago that I was in my late 20s, discouraged from the dating rut I was in and expecting to be stuck in that loop of mediocre relationships for a while. There’s something to be said about feeling trapped and the stickiness it brings into the other aspects of your life. Often times when one thing isn’t going well, other things follow suit. In…