When people have a high-paying job, they often buy into the idea that they can “afford” a big house and a nice car and they buy them on a loan, which gives them big fat mortgage payments and car payments. This makes it very hard to choose to switch careers, and it makes the prospect of a job loss incredibly scary. My advice to anyone who is trying to build a flexible financial future for themselves is to maximize their cash flow – the difference between their income and their required spending. … [Read more...] about Beware the “Golden Handcuffs” of Lifestyle Inflation
After more than 25 years of staying in the casket, with only the slyest of winking acknowledgments that he may be a little “light in the loafers” due to decomposition, Liberace is finally coming out as a hologram. The campy, piano-playing entertainer will add his name to a growing list of proudly holographic entertainers like Michael Jackson and Tupac with a tour set to kick off this year in Las Vegas, and your grandmother insisting that Liberace is not a hologram—that he just hasn’t found the right plane of existence to settle down with yet. … [Read more...] about Liberace finally comes out as hologram
PJ: All our Jeeps go through a 19-inch target across the whole vehicle. That forces you to look at how you seal up the underbody, how the air induction system functions, where you have sealed connectors, how you vent something, how plugs are sealed. All Jeeps have the same threshold that we designate as a water plane and we test to that. We look at everything below that line and say, "Ok, it's gotta handle water." … [Read more...] about Will The 2015 Jeep Renegade Be Any Good Off-Road?
I Want the Real Deal, But I'm Not Ready to Fully Commit A simple, low-commitment option like the ones above are only useful to a point. You won't get the full experience with any of those "desks." In this section, we'll take a look at a few standing desks you can build for minimal money that will offer the full experience. … [Read more...] about Make Yourself a Standing Desk This Weekend
Oh, Ferrari. You make such lovely, fast cars. But, damn, are you in some serious denial right now. The Italian automaker is currently involved in a stupid tiff with a wealthy German fashion designer whose aesthetic sensibilities seem to be based on the result of mixing Red Bull and puréed Euro notes with the collected crotch sweat from a Berlin discotheque. Ferrari wants the designer, Philip Plein, to remove pictures of his own cars from his Instagram account, because they feel his feed “tarnishes the reputation of Ferrari’s brands.” … [Read more...] about Ferrari Wants Instagrammer To Remove Pics Of His Car Because It’s Delusional About Who Buys Ferraris
The hacker also provided a PDF file of what appears to be an unfinished draft of a legal contract between Wright and Kleiman forming a secret Bitcoin trust in the Seychelles, a notorious tax haven in the Indian Ocean. The contract shows Dave Kleiman in receipt of 1,100,111 bitcoin, to be repaid to Craig Wright on January 1, 2020. Several reports, including an oft-cited technical analysis by Bitcoin expert Sergio Demian Lerner, estimate Satoshi Nakamoto’s legendary Bitcoin fortune at around 1 million BTC — a figure that nearly matches the amount in the Seychelles trust. It also lists five PGP keys — files that are used to establish encrypted lines of communication over email — that will be used to manage the trust. Searching for those keys in a public database reveals that one belongs to Wright, one belongs to Kleiman, and two belong to Satoshi Nakamoto. … [Read more...] about This Australian Says He and His Dead Friend Invented Bitcoin