Measuring Your Financial Progress

I am a numbers guy. I feel that if you can accurately represent a situation with numbers, then you have something realistic to base decisions on and measure performance. This has led me to create some tools for measuring my financial well-being. It ends up being very similar to financial statements used by companies around …

Impact Driver

I don’t know if you have used an impact driver before or not, but they are my new favorite tool for putting screws in. I used to use a conventional drill, which works okay, but an impact driver has dramatically improved the effort it takes. Basically it (look up impact driver on wikipedia) combines rotational …

7 Hills Tours – Vatican Tour – Review

My wife and I were recently in Rome and did a walking tour of Vatican City. It was basically just the Vatican museums, the Sistene Chapel, the catacombs, St. Peter’s Basilica, and briefly around some of the outside. My wife had done some research and read some reviews about 7 Hills Tours. They seemed to …

Park Hotel Jerusalem – Review

I was recently on a tour of Israel and stayed for 4 nights at the Park Hotel Jerusalem. Our guide also referred to it as the “Jerusalem Park”. It was the base for our stay in the area as we did day trips to Old Jerusalem, other parts of Jerusalem, the Dead Sea, and even …

Lavi Kibbutz Hotel – Review

I was on a recent tour of Israel and stayed at a hotel run by the community of Kibbutz Lavi so it was of course named the Lavi Kibbutz Hotel. If you are wondering what a kibbutz is, they are socialist communities in Israel that people can choose to join. Your work for the community. …