Wildcard Saturday! How a 100 x Mile relay helped me qualify for the Olympic Trials in the marathon

It was spring 2018, and my running career was getting a little stale. I hadn’t made any major improvements since the fall of 2015, and my long-term goal of qualifying for the Olympic Trials seemed like it just might be getting out of reach. Perhaps I needed a little change of pace to spice things … Continue reading "Wildcard Saturday! How a 100 x Mile relay helped me qualify for the Olympic Trials in the marathon"

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Risk

I’ve been slacking lately, but it’s time to get regular again! Today we talk about an important topic that as we’ll see, we all don’t really understand well: risk. Consider this anecdote from the amazing book Freakonomics. An 8 year old girl has two friends that she likes to hang out with. Her parents know that … Continue reading "Risk"

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Guest Post! An Incomplete List of Birthday Freebies

Today we have a very unique guest post, which I think will serve as a great reference for anyone who has a birthday! Megan, a personal friend and M+M supporter, is an expert in acquiring free stuff on birthdays. Below, she provides an extensive list of tasty food that you too can enjoy, free of charge, on … Continue reading "Guest Post! An Incomplete List of Birthday Freebies"

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Investing: the most boring part of personal finance

For many, putting money in the stock market remains a black box. You put money in and who knows–you could get lucky! It feels like a trip to Vegas, where you’ll probably leave disappointed but in rare cases you’ll come out with a few extra bucks and a satisfied smirk on your face. In reality, … Continue reading "Investing: the most boring part of personal finance"

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That Way We Have It: A lesson in how not to buy things

  He has won two expensive Mercedes motorcars because of his gold medal performances in the World Championships. He can’t drive! They’re both sitting in the garage back home. But my word can he run! — Alan Parry, commentating while watching Haile Gebrselassie obliterate the 5k world record in 1995. It’s funny how things don’t … Continue reading "That Way We Have It: A lesson in how not to buy things"

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Guest Post! Pre-Family and Post-Family Financial Thoughts

Today, we are fortunate to hear from a good friend of mine and a big Money and Megabytes supporter. Haskell shares some nuggets of pure wisdom and poses some important questions. I think you’ll agree he’s a great writer whose experience we can all learn from! Thanks to Joey for the opportunity to write this guest post. … Continue reading "Guest Post! Pre-Family and Post-Family Financial Thoughts"

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