Bike to Work Week — Save Money Edition

by Lance Ekum

photo credit: Thomas Hawk “Every time I see an adult on a bicy­cle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race” — H.G. Wells Today kicks off the start of National Bike to Work Week. What a great oppor­tu­nity to give bik­ing a try. Among it’s many ben­e­fits: Great exer­cise. Get some exercise, […]

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Sunday Thought for the Day

by Lance Ekum

photo credit: Matthew Boyle “Our great­est glory is not in never falling, but in ris­ing every time we fall.” — Confucious

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Kids, Soccer, and Perspective

by Lance Ekum

photo credit: Jamie Ander­son “Nor­mal is in the eyes of the beholder.” — Whoopi Gold­berg I have been coach­ing my 9 year-old son’s soc­cer team the last sev­eral years. This past week­end we had prob­a­bly the worst weather we’ve had to play our game. It was windy, about 45 degree Fahren­heit, and mud every­where. Parents […]

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Save Money By Changing Your Own Oil — Not Always

by Lance Ekum

photo credit: memekode Below is a les­son in tak­ing your time to do some­thing right.  In my case it applies to chang­ing the oil in my car.  In your case, it could apply to some­thing else. A cou­ple of weeks ago, I was going to change oil on our mini­van.  I do this reg­u­larly (4 — […]

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Bike Your Way to Better Health for Free

by Lance Ekum

I am a big fan of bik­ing — for many rea­sons. It’s good for your health, it’s good for the envi­ron­ment, you can save money on fuel, and it’s just a great way to see the coun­try­side! Now, even if you don’t have a bike, there’s still a way! Lip­ton is giv­ing away a few bikes […]

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Sportsmanship and Life

by Lance Ekum

photo credit: PrASanGaM “The most impor­tant deci­sion I ever made in my career was to live my life in sports as hon­estly and eth­i­cally as pos­si­ble. Never hav­ing com­pro­mised my val­ues allows me to look back on my life with no regrets and feel sat­is­fac­tion in what I was able to accom­plish.” — Greg LeMond […]

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I’m a Winner

by Lance Ekum

Thanks to a con­test going on recently over at the Clever Dude Blog , I am now the proud owner of a new book on America’s health­care sys­tem.  The book is Stay Healthy, Live Longer, Spend Wisely , By Davis Liu, MD.  I’ll be read­ing it soon, and then get a review of the book […]

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