How Do Windmills Work and How Do They Compare

How do windmills * work, and how do they stack up against other renewable sources in terms of environmental impact? * Technically a windmill uses energy collected from the wind specifically to grind grain into flour. But, I’ll use this term interchangeably with wind turbine to mean anything that converts wind energy into electricity.Technically the first one is a windmill… Read More »How Do Windmills Work and How Do They Compare

Polar Bears Extinct by 2100 Due to Global Warming

A study published Monday in Nature Climate Change shows that polar bears could be nearly extinct by the year 2100. That is, if the current trajectory of global warming persists. Polar bears have long been the poster-animal for the fight against global warming. It makes sense that these beautiful creatures would be one of the most at-risk groups on the… Read More »Polar Bears Extinct by 2100 Due to Global Warming

How to Make Oat Milk at Home

Here’s a simple oat milk recipe you can make at home!  Oat milk is a great replacement for dairy milk because it’s better for the planet, more affordable, and you can make it on demand from long-lasting dry ingredients – which means no more worrying about when your milk is going to go bad. Affiliate Note: Some (but not all) of… Read More »How to Make Oat Milk at Home

When Will We Run Out of Oil

We all know that oil is a non-renewable resource, and we know we use a lot of it. So naturally, it makes sense to wonder when we’ll run out of oil. It seems like a simple calculation. First, figure out how much oil we have left. Second, figure out how much oil we’re using each year. Third, divide the oil… Read More »When Will We Run Out of Oil

Aldi vs Costco

Today I’m looking into which place is better for grocery shopping: Aldi vs Costco. These two stores aren’t exactly the easiest to compare. Costco requires a paid membership and carries mostly bulk items whereas Aldi is more like a typical grocery store…except for the fact that you need a quarter to get a cart.  Also you don’t get free bags… Read More »Aldi vs Costco

Publix vs Aldi

Affiliate Note: Some of the links in this article happen to offer commissions for online referrals. Others don’t. This doesn’t affect what I write about, but where available, I made a point of using the right type of link so that this blog will get a credit if you end up becoming a customer. It’s a nice and fully optional… Read More »Publix vs Aldi

Saving Money With Stoicism

Read time: 6 minutes, or get to the point. Stoicism is defined as “the endurance of pain or hardship without the display of feelings and without complaint”. That, I’m assuming, sounds awful to most people. Why would anyone want to practice feeling pain and not displaying emotion? I’ll be honest with you, the “not displaying emotion” part sounds pretty boring,… Read More »Saving Money With Stoicism

How To Save Money Grocery Shopping (With Example $20 Weekly Budget)

Read Time: 7 minutes, or get to the point. As I’ve mentioned in a previous article, it is possible to have a $20 weekly grocery budget for one person. For me, that’s a budget for Monday through Thursday and I have a separate budget for the weekend since that’s usually when I go out to eat. I also usually skip… Read More »How To Save Money Grocery Shopping (With Example $20 Weekly Budget)

How This Country Can Afford Nice Things (And Why No One Is Talking About It)

The purpose of this blog is to talk about ideas that can help you save money. Today I’m going to talk about something the whole country (and by extension, you) could do to achieve that. In the long run, it would save you money by lowering your taxes and using the taxes you already pay to offer some pretty nice… Read More »How This Country Can Afford Nice Things (And Why No One Is Talking About It)

The Forgotten R

We’ve all heard the phrase “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”. These three R’s are supposed to be the holy trinity of saving the environment. Unfortunately, some of them get a little less attention than the others. “Recycle” is definitely the star of the show. If you went up to someone on the street and asked them if they reduce, reuse, and recycle,… Read More »The Forgotten R

Why You Should Settle

I wasn’t really sure what to call this article at first. I think the title I landed on may scare a lot of people away, because the idea of settling seems like poison to most millenials like me. I know I struggled with the thought of settling for a long time, but I now I think it’s not nearly as… Read More »Why You Should Settle

Why You Shouldn’t Get Excited About a Big Tax Return

You may have seen the new TurboTax commercial with a song that exclaims “all people are tax people” over and over (and over) again. The commercial aired during the Super Bowl and it features people from all walks of life dancing excitedly about getting their tax returns. If you haven’t seen it yet, don’t bother. You’ll wish you hadn’t. Besides… Read More »Why You Shouldn’t Get Excited About a Big Tax Return