25 Smart Ways to Handle a $1,000 Windfall

It’s a question I often get from readers and versions of it pop up with some regularity in the Reader Mailbag. What can I do with a medium-sized windfall – say, $1,000 or so – that actually makes good long-term sense?

Steven Schretzmann

I'm almost halfway there - 6.2 miles

I made some major changes to my training routine this month. The results have been pretty dramatic.

Connor Threlkeld

Squirrel 1, GoPro 0

A man attached a piece of bread to his GoPro camera and left it out in the open. His reward? A curious squirrel carried it up a tree, took the bread, and dropped the camera. 


Ten Red Flags of Financial Infidelity and What to Do About It

Financial infidelity is one of the most dangerous things that can happen in a marriage. 

Connor Threlkeld

Maybe it isn't too early for Christmas

A British supermarket is drawing praise for a nearly four-minute advertisement depicting one of the famed Christmas truces that took place one hundred years ago during World War I. 


Ten Questions to Ask Yourself Before Making a Purchase

There are few things that leave me feeling worse than an impulsive purchase that wound up being a piece of junk or wound up sitting in the closet gathering dust.

Connor Threlkeld

Awkward drum solo

Remember the time you were performing for more than 21,000 people and your snare drum fell? 

Connor Threlkeld

When NASA people carve pumpkins

When the people at NASA get together to carve pumpkins, you know it's going to be interesting. 

Connor Threlkeld

Light snow hits Augusta area

It's nothing like the winter storms that hit the area much earlier this year, but snow on November 1st in the south is always cause for amusement.

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