Personal Finances · Security

Why I use a password manager and why you should too

Over the past two-plus decades, I have accumulated over 500 logins and passwords. I suspect that’s more than the average web user, but probably not by much. Keeping track of these all in my brain would be impossible. Of those logins, I only remember four of them: my computer login for work, my computer login… Continue reading Why I use a password manager and why you should too

Personal Finances

Year End Financial Chores – 2020 Edition

It’s the end of another year. Here are some end-of-year financial “chores” that you might consider as we close out 2020 and head into 2021. Adjust W2 Withholdings I track my expected tax burden in a custom spreadsheet and tailor my withholdings to be as close to zero as possible. I’m okay with underwithholding, but… Continue reading Year End Financial Chores – 2020 Edition

Computers · Frugality

How to Build a Personal Newspaper

Years ago, my first job was delivering newspapers for the local paper. Well, first if you don’t count selling tomato plant starts door-to-door to the neighbors. I have fond memories of delivering papers in sub-zero degrees early Sunday morning. Times have changed. For years now, I’ve been building my own personal “newspaper” or “magazine” of… Continue reading How to Build a Personal Newspaper