Author Archives : Mr WoW

On Being Flexible and Stoic


The great twentieth century philosopher Mike Tyson once said “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face.” The story behind that quote is fantastic. He was being interviewed about an upcoming fight, and the reporters where asking how he was going to handle all these plans that had been publicized by his opponent. His response was perfect,…

The Incredible Power of Community


Today we have a super special guest post.  He writes for a little blog that you might have heard of, 1500 Days. If you haven’t, you really should check it out sometime. Mr. 1500 has finally come through with his payment from our bet, oh… something like 18 months ago! Regardless, he came through, so if he ever owes you, take solace that you’ll get what you’re owed. As for the timeliness, that…

Always Be Interviewing: Guest Post on Fiery Millennial


This week we had the distinct honor of guest posting on Fiery Millennial. Gwen has been a great friend and asked me to put into writing some of the discussions we’ve had around job hunting, specifically interviewing. Like most things it’s a skill, and needs to be practiced constantly. So head on over to Fiery Millennial and check it out:

Making More Than Waffles


Ahhh, Food, It’s a glorious thing.  It tastes so yummy and fills the tummy at the same time.  If there’s one thing I love it’s food.  It also happens to be one of our largest expenses, but we make efforts to cut that down as much as possible.  There’s some room in the budget for good food, and I guess…

Thoughts On Asset Allocation


Asset allocation is one of the tent poles in building a productive portfolio. In the past, we’ve discussed 3 main ways to build up a portfolio. But, let’s take a look at how we have our assets currently allocated. And then we’ll walk through what our strategy is going forward. Current Allocation Equities (92.5%) – This is currently where we have most…

Heating and Cooling LA


Have you ever heard of those crazy asinine questions that Google and other companies have become notorious for asking in their interview processes? You know what I mean… stupid crap, like this: How many haircuts do you think happen in America every year? OR How many cars travel across a bridge each day? OR Estimate the number of tennis balls…

2018: A Year in Review


We have a tradition here in the Kingdom Of Waffles. We have this journal (See Above) that lives in our holiday decoration box, and every year, at the turn of the year, each of us write a new entry. First we read our entries from the previous year, then we write our new entries independently, only to be read 365…

Maintaining the Up Keep


So, here I sit.  Writing this post, on my birthday, I just got done having a fight with my lovely wife about where our life is going, and what our next steps are. What the fuck is wrong with me?  It’s my birthday, and I’m fighting with my wife over where our life is going?! How did I get here?…

Putting the Personal Back in Personal Finance


Investing strategies are an extremely personal thing.  I started looking at our investment strategy and I wanted to give a little color on what it is and how we think about it. First things first, we are using the market to do most of the heavy lifting at the moment.  We might diversify into some real estate here shortly, but…

Well That Wasn’t What I Was Expecting


Ahh travel… We have a saying in this house. No one remembers when things go exactly as to plan. I mean seriously, who likes a travel story  that goes like this: We showed up and breezed through security.  Then we boarded a flight that was completely uneventful and comfortable.  Then we got to our destination, and the hotel was exactly…