Milo In a Small Box

The 7 Pillars of Feline Frugality

I was recently listening to one of my favorite pawcasts (“The Scratching Benjamins”) where the host led a roundtable discussion about extreme frugality. As you probably know, frugality is one of the key principles of the FIRE movement (Feline Indifference Rest Everyday). To achieve heightened states of indifference, and peak levels of rest, you can’t be worrying about buying stuff or your bank account balance. As I mentioned in my previous post, I live with a bunch of primitive bipedal…

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Milo

Cat on FIRE

By way of introduction, I am two-and-a-half years old, and I own four bipedal primates who work as my servants in my nice two-story suburban house. Out of charity, I share their services with a housemate named Toby. I don’t know why he would be interested, but one of my servants (the tall one who often chases after me with a brush) often listens to strange voices talking about the “FIRE Movement.” Since I am widely recognized as the smartest…

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Clock and Coins

Personal Finance Tips, Tricks and Hacks

Although I am by no means a financial or investment expert, I am an amateur lifehacker — and that includes hacking my personal finances to increase automation, improve security and maximize rewards points. Over the years, I have picked up several tips, tricks and best practices which I thought I’d share. None of these techniques are earth-shattering (and some are well known), but my hope is that anyone reading this post might pick up at least one new idea to…

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My Favorite Underrated Websites

One of my favorite blogs, Lifehacker, recently wrote about a Reddit thread where users answered the question “What is a website that everyone should know about but few people actually know about?” Lifehacker offered a summary of their favorite entries from the thread, several of which I already use regularly (including GetHuman, Charity Navigator, JustWatch, and Fakespot). This got me thinking about which websites I would have nominated for the Reddit thread. Here are a few. EpisodeCalendar EpisodeCalendar is by far my…

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Toby & Milo

Welcome to the New Emusements

Emusements.com has been around for a long time, but for the past many years, I have let the website languish. Originally, I created Emusements as an umbrella site to encompass a couple of web games I had created in the 1990s: a “Name That Movie/TV Show/Actor/Actress” quiz game as well as “Virtual Prime Time” — which was a fantasy television game (similar to fantasy football) with scoring based on the Nielsen TV Ratings. Later, I expanded the site to include a…

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