The Economics of Free Range Kids

I’m on vacation this week. I brought the laptop with us though, so there’s THAT. Figured if anything there would be some early morning work to curate old posts and make new Pinterest pins. Since I put in a couple of years on the yearbook team in high school I’m […]

Charlottesville Diversity

Thoughts on Charlottesville

Rarely if ever will you find content with social or political commentary on abandonedcubicle.com. What happened this past weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia deserves an exception. In summary, a white supremacist rally turned violent when a car intentionally drove into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing Heather D. Heyer. State troopers Lt. […]

Man Versus Cube: Leaving a Job on YOUR Terms

After more than twenty years in the corporate work force, I’ve collected a healthy share of war stories and water cooler anecdotes. Honestly, it didn’t take much convincing for me to hop on the early retirement bandwagon back in 2014. When you see what a company can do to its […]

Hiking on Early Retirement

The Simple Spreadsheet That Saves You Thousands

Budgets are a concept I still struggle with. Funny. A personally finance blogger shouldn’t have any qualms over budgets. And yet I read from the pros about the importance of NOT budgeting, because if you do, you’re basically creating categories of expense where it’s okay to spend money. I’m curious […]