Social Investing?

I think Motif Investing is the New wave for the younger generation investor. We always “google it” before we try anything and we’re such a “DIY” generation. Why not with investing? E-trade and Scottrade are part of our parents generation. Motif is cheaper, more intuitive, and easier. It also has a “social” side where you … Continue Reading

10 Misconceptions I Had Before Moving To NYC (part 1)

Back in 2013 I moved to New York City. The “Big Apple”. The “City That Never Sleeps”. I was 28 years old and had been a few times before and heard all about it in the movies and media. I thought I knew what I was getting into…. But I didn’t. Living in New York … Continue Reading

Stop Bothering Us #caturday

Sometimes they’re just so cute you want to pinch their cheeks! Then they give you the death look for waking them up and making them pose for a Caturday blog post!

Fitbit Flex Won’t Charge?

I’ve had one version of the Fitbit or another since 2012.  I’ve lost or broken probably 4 or 5 of them.  All of them were my fault.  Except the latest…. For some reason the Fitbit Flex’s design makes the charging contacts get smudged and dirty VERY easily and prevent charging.  This has happened 5 times in … Continue Reading

20 Annoying Things CNN Article (Flying Tips)

I haven’t ranted in awhile, so here goes… So, CNN just put out an article about the 20 most annoying things people do on planes (http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/22/travel/plane-annoying-things/index.html?hpt=hp_c2).  Since I’ve spent over 250 hours on planes so far this year, I feel like I should reply to some of those….especially the several examples I think/know are wrong! … Continue Reading

Passion for…. Anything? Everything? Something!?

Passion, desire, enthusiasm, excitement, zeal, and fervor…… These words describe more than just a passing interest or modest caring for something. They describe a level of devotion and dedication that surpasses the “normal”. They so poignantly portray an artist lost in her instrument, an athlete at his peak output during an event, an evangelical preacher … Continue Reading

Get started cycling with the right ingredients! #expensive #fun

I seem to find one or two new hobbies a year and they never end up being cheap. Last year it was running and shooting, so at least running was cheap!  This year it’s bicycling and triathlons!  My goal is to run in an Ironman next year! I’m currently training for a 100 mile ride … Continue Reading

New YouTube Video – Me On #11 – Bandon Golf Club

This probably isn’t a VLOG, but I’m going to post my latest YouTube video here anyway! [auto-posted with ifttt.com]

Consultant….is not a bad word…busting the myth

Hello, my name is Ben and I am a consultant. I feel like sometimes that’s my introduction to clients. Like it’s a bad thing that I’m there helping them out. There are a few reasons why you’d bring in a consultant: It’s free! A lot of the time, a vendor will throw in free service when … Continue Reading