Anyone reading the blog might have noticed that lately I have been moving in the entrepreneurial direction. I have several side businesses going, some of which have entered the earning money phase. But some comments lately have got me rethinking financial independence and FIRE.

Those in the know already know…

Starting a channel on YouTube — the lessons learned are not what you might think!

This year I decided to start a new YouTube channel. It’s my second. The first was for my podcast, and I started that as an afterthought.

I wanted to see what would happen if I started a brand new channel focused on personal finance and posted to videos to it…

This last billing period I used 470 kwh of electricity. I’m frustrated. Although it’s a little more than half the average U.S. household usage, according to Google, it’s more than double most months. Time to lower that electricity bill.

Arcadia Power, which I love for adding low-cost renewable energy solutions…

I’ve been following some entrepreneurship channels for some time. I’ve looked into a few different types of online businesses. Stuff like Amazon FBA looked promising but what many online gurus don’t mention is that there is a HUGE learning curve. Then I learned about eBay dropshipping.

It seemed too good…

Watching Tristan Harris and others in the Social Dilemma documentary, I found myself conflicted. While I totally agree that social media is a hidden menace, stealing our time and attention while selling our data to the highest bidder, I couldn’t helped but think it was hopelessly overwrought.

I know I’m…

F you money helps to avoid stress like this

One of the things I like about Quora is the questions I get often remind me that sometimes I need to go back to basics. In this case, a question asked “How much money do I need to quit working?” Essentially, they were asking about .

As this…

Capture by Robots is a band I saw in the 90s and he’s still around.

All it took was a single Facebook post. A person I’ve known since posted a photo from their old bedroom wall in the 90s, with a poster for Eli’s Mile High Club. …

My post is based on the book version of Brave New World, to be clear, but this seemed to work best.

Tristan Harris on the Joe Rogan podcast recently, in speaking about the new world of social media manipulation, quoted another author in saying we have been worried about 1984 when in fact we should be worried about Brave New World.

I’ve long been an enthusiast of science fiction, especially science…

Imagine opening up your oven to a smell that’s a combination of freshly baked bread and sizzling lasagna all mixed into a mass of deliciousness. And imagine it was the result of your very own labor, a culinary creation wrought with your own two hands. …

A bicycle rests against a brick wall — how to become freaking frugal and stay that way

I’ve been seeing some trends in the personal finance sphere lately. It seems to be an easing of sorts. A letting off of the gas. Suddenly lifestyle inflation is OK. Taking your time to get to financial independence is preferable. Bicycles are too hard to use. Embracing adversity is no…

B.C. Kowalski

Professional journalist and founder of , the Keep it Wausome podcast and other media plaforms. Striving for financial independence.

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