ATM (fee) Free is the Way to Be!

Ok, so it's 2017 and if you're still using a credit card that applies a foreign transaction fee (I'll overlook it if you're try to hit a spending requirement for a sign-up bonus), well, in the words of Patrick Bateman... "stop!" Now that we've gotten that out of the way, let's talk debit cards.  In…Read more ATM (fee) Free is the Way to Be!

My take: “Facing Poverty, Academics Turn to Sex Work and Sleeping in Cars”

Today I would like to discuss a recent article I read from The Guardian titled “Facing Poverty, Academics Turn to Sex Work and Sleeping in Cars”. Yeah…this is an actual article. I’ve talked about some of the classic “plight of adjunct” literature before, but this article blows any of the others out of the water.…Read more My take: “Facing Poverty, Academics Turn to Sex Work and Sleeping in Cars”

Non-domestic Dental Work

Truth be told, my parents don’t have passports.  They don’t want to leave America and I’ve accepted that they will never visit me in any of the “obscure” countries I visit and live in.  Like many “Boomers”, they feign disinterest in traveling abroad (for some reason they’re convinced that the ‘Steel Curtain’ still exists) and…Read more Non-domestic Dental Work

4 Reasons Online Learning DESTROYS On-campus Learning in 2017

I don’t really care what TV, government, your parents, and “society” have told you about going to college.  Let’s be real about it; it can be quite a gamble. Between the actual tuition costs, living expenses, and opportunity costs that are associated with 4, 5, 6….or more years of higher education, in 2017 there is…Read more 4 Reasons Online Learning DESTROYS On-campus Learning in 2017

Don’t Settle for Bittersweet

As I (and those of you in most of the Northern Hemisphere) sweat through the last gasp of the “dog days of summer”, I have been thinking a lot about how this time of year used to bring about mixed emotions for me. Some things have not and probably will never change, though. First of…Read more Don’t Settle for Bittersweet