Guest Post: Tips on Buying and Owning a Vintage Arcade Machine

Welcome back Michael Underlin, who’s here to rap about his adventures in home arcade ownership with a second guest post! Purchasing an arcade machine can be the ultimate childhood dream come true. When friends visit for the first time and notice you own a classic arcade cabinet all subtlety of…

(More) Simple Hacks Behind My $39 Utility Bills

Big things have been happening since I published last month’s blog post, 5 Simple Apartment Hacks Behind my $39 Utility Bills, and it’s time to share the wealth! I got a lot of great feedback with MORE tips from Financial Independence bloggers and readers on Facebook! Bex, who I met…

BONUS Lifehack – Get a Craft Table

Are you crafty? Like to paint, draw, or make things? (I hope so, since we should all be producing more than we consume) Perhaps you like to read, write, or study? (Trick question, no one likes to study) Do you use a laptop for school or work? What about homework?…

Lifehack – Banish Your Bookshelves!

Believe it or not, you don’t need bookshelves. Mind blown yet? Probably not, but keep reading. I know everybody has them, and I know this goes against all conventional wisdom in western (consumer) society, but hear me out. What if you don’t actually need shelving because you don’t need the…

Guest Post: Minimally Nerdy’s Guide to Throwing a Party

Presenting our first ever guest post here on Minimally Nerdy, written by my very good friend (and party god) Michael Underlin! Back in my single days I enjoyed throwing parties with my best friends that have since then fallen into local legend. One such party may or may not have…

5 Simple Apartment Hacks Behind my $39 Utility Bills

$39.26. That’s the average monthly payment I made to my utilities provider from April 2016 to April 2017. Before that I was like most people; running power bills in excess of $100 every month, and I thought that was normal. I thought there was nothing I could do about it… until I…

No One Cares About Your Stuff, and They Never Will

MY GRANDFATHER was a rancher all his life, and a minimalist. Not so much for philosophical reasons, but as a product of his upbringing. The only son of Czech immigrants, raised by a single mother due to the untimely death of his father, he had little desire for things that…

Attentional Bias – The Real Reason I want a Nintendo Switch

Hot on the heels of their last gadget, the sadly under-performing Wii U (about 4 1/2 years later) Nintendo has released their latest console, the Switch! But of course, you already know that because everyone is talking about it! And that’s why I want one. Part of the reason, anyway… Okay, the…

Keep Savings “One Notch Below Excruciating”

Full Disclosure: Despite playing since childhood, I’m still a noob at first-person shooters. I love the FPS genre, but I can’t help myself from turning down the difficulty so I can cruise through on “Easy” or “Normal” mode, and find myself getting absolutely owned at LAN parties or online. My friend…