Right now I'm going through my monthly bills and getting rid of all the things I just don't use anymore.Audible: $23.00 a month (ouch)Magazine subscriptions: $2.00 to $4.00 a month, but added up to $23.00 totalHome Phone: $44.50 a month - and I don't use it. Ever. Goodbye verizon.Cable TV: I was paying $82 a month, cancelled it, got directvnow for only $35 a month. Instant savings, have the same channels.Do you have other monthly fees such as spotify and you're not using it? Pandora maybe?Do you have a monthly gym membership you just keep in the hopes you're going to use it?Heck, I called my security company for an upgrade (ADT) as I've had the same system for 11…

No, I didn't hike up this time.  I went up the easy way.  This Triumph Motorcycle climbed Mount Washington! Rocket 3 Triumph with a view I had a nice fall Saturday all to myself.  Headed up to the lake house to get a few things done.  Since the girls were not showing up until that evening, I grabbed the motorcycle, stuck on my GPS and headed up to Mount Washington.  I have always wanted to climb the auto road via motorcycle.  Attempted it many years back but we the group of us showed up at the base, the attendants had to inform us that they closed down the road to motorcycles due to the high winds. I wish I knew…

Thought this was a short article telling us what we already knew: https://bgr.com/2017/10/31/cord-cutting-best-cable-alternative-2017-directv-now-vs-hulu-youtube/ I was one of them.Cheaper TV is good for the consumer. Sure the businesses will suffer, but they will need to transform. They've been living high on the hog for too long. I recently moved over to DirecTVNow.  However they capitalize it...  and use Roku players and a mix of Apple TV players.  The pricing starts at $40.00 a month.  Which is a bit more then when I started, I want to say it was only $35.00 so pricing has gone up, but also so hasn't the features.  Since I started, they've now added all the local channels, a DVR service, and many more channels overall.  So…

It's time for the ultimate robo-investor showdown.  I decided to download all three apps last year and find out which one I liked the best.  Acorns and Betterment are true robo-investors where you set your risk tolerance and send them money as/when you can Acorns.comAcorns is a very simple but effective app for roboinvesting. You attach a bank account, can make one time investments, or set up recurring investments. I decided to try the reoccurring investing. What I liked about this program is that there are other ways to invest. They have something called "round ups" where you can attach a credit card and if you spend say 28.77, the next .23 will be taken aside and when you hit…

We all have one of those cigars. One that is so special that you intend to keep it for that ideal location, but that special occasion never seems to come or if an occasion comes you grab a different cigar... You know, just in case a more special occasion comes along right? So on your average Friday night, hanging out on the back deck by a fire, I decided to light up my 20+ year old Fuente cigar that has been sitting in my humidor so long that the wrapper has turned a sticky yellow color. Still in the wrapper Old vs new wrapper comparison https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UetyS1VZ1Ww&w=640&h=480 Aged so long, that it sparkles! So with some trepidation, I cut the cigar…

Who knew this was a thing?!  Most ski mountains have turned into year round resorts, and Gunstock is no exception.  They have a giant zip line course, a smaller adventure zip line and obstacle course, segway tours, mountain top yoga, mountain biking trails, hiking trails, a pond with paddle boards and other items, even a mountain coaster.  Simply put, it's a fun place to be anytime of year. The zip line is amazing and I had done it in the past.  That morning while the wife was doing the mountain top yoga, she found out they were holding a moon-lit nighttime zip line run.  Limited to one group of 20 people. We got the last spots. It wasn't just a…

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