July 2018 - This Is Trouble

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The Cookie-Cutter Life

(Photo taken in Kiev, Ukraine—these are some of the many old Soviet-communist style buildings…as “cookie-cutter” as it gets…) A few weeks ago, I dropped an email ripping into some commenters who believe in the “save forever and retire at 65” mantra that I love to hate on. In response to that email, a long-time reader […]

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27 Years, 27 Thoughts

Yesterday was my 27th birthday. That time when I think I can officially say, I’m in my later 20s, not mid. In any case, I’ve got 27 quick-hitting thoughts about life I’m going to share before I head out for my birthday drinkfest dinner celebration… You’ll notice quite a few of them boil down to […]

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What It Costs to Live in Eastern Europe

“Kyle, how much does it REALLY cost to live in Eastern Europe?” A question I get about every day. So, I’ve done the liberty of breaking my own expenses down. 1. Apartment My apartment costs $1,200 a month with all utilities (no internet). This is an absurd price for Eastern Europe. It’s city center, 85 […]

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Throwing Out The Bad Apples

I made a doozy of a mistake when I opened up Pro Niche Site a few months ago. One particular client had a few questions (more like 10), and I answered them repeatedly over email. That should have been my first warning. Then, he bought. And then, I had to explain to him exactly what […]

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The Taco Bell Blobbering Beta

Time for the latest Q&A (and comment) to kick off July… Q: By the way I listened to the podcast you made with Matt Forney about Paris, and you’re right this city is becoming a real shithole. I lived there from 2015 to 2017 (and not far from it during my childhood). A: I talked […]

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