Messing around in the kitchen: Swiss and bacon quiche

I’ve decided to attempt a no grocery shop December. There are a few reasons for this. First, we’re traveling nearly every weekend of the month and grocery shopping for four days at a time is a massive pain. Secondly, the deep freezer needs to be defrosted, and doing some precleaning will make that easier. Thirdly, […]

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December 5, 2016

Why health insurance? Part 2

In my last post, I briefly discussed the “shared responsibility percentage” as one of the reasons people should pay for health insurance. In today’s post, I’m going to talk about the IMPORTANT reason for getting a health insurance policy. Collective Bargaining Power The important reason for having an insurance policy is to receive the benefit […]

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November 8, 2016

Why Health Insurance? Part 1

My last post was a nuts and bolts approach to comparing different health insurance policies. After posting, I realized that the post assumes that people understand all of the mechanics of health insurance and why people would be willing to forgo thousands of dollars of their pay for an insurance policy and then still have […]

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November 8, 2016

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Picking Health Insurance Policies During Open Enrollment

  A long time ago, before 163 hours of graduate level coursework and two advanced degrees, I worked in a surgeon’s office and some of my primary responsibilities were billing insurance companies for services rendered. So, my knowledge about health insurance is a little dated, but it gave me some perspective on the things I […]

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Meal Planning with Spreadsheets

Meal Planning There are lots of great reasons to meal plan. Some reasons for meal planning: helps keep food costs within a budget, reduces decision-making fatigue, minimizes time spent spinning wheels with daily food preparation, increases the probability that someone will consume healthier food choices, enables those with special dietary needs to satisfy the specific […]

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Preparing for OLERE | Oklahoma Legal and Ethical Responsibility Examination Preparation

I’ve spent a lot of time preparing to take and taking high-stakes exams. I’ve taken the SAT, the LSAT, the GRE. I’ve also passed two bar exams, the National Counselor Exam, and the Oklahoma Legal and Ethical Responsibility Examination. Preparing for licensing exams requires some time and effort. Some require more time and effort than […]

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