Look at your crummy situation as a glass half full.

Never trust a person who hasn’t worked a crap job in their life.

I hate my job.”

If you feel this way, you’re not alone. According to a Gallup survey, having a miserable job is a common sentiment roughly two-thirds of the global population share.

I’ve been at multiple jobs that were soul-crushing. In my twenties, I had a job in retail, worked at a rental car company, and in a cubicle doing mindless data entry. I was a terrible employee and knew early on the 9 to 5 rat race wasn’t for me.

I’ve been my own boss for the past few…


I was an idiot.

I had no clue how to manage my finances.

$20,000+ in credit card debt. This was my financial situation in a nutshell in my 20’s. Being knee-deep in debt wasn’t an overnight thing. It also wasn’t a result of a single mistake. My money problems were due to many poor financial decisions compounded over a few years.

Here are the money mistakes I made in my 20's:

  • Financially illiterate
  • Living above my means
  • No emergency savings
  • Not saving for retirement

My hope is you don’t have to learn the same hard lessons about money as I did. I’m in my early 30’s now. After a lot of self-reflection, self-discipline…


I made these mistakes, so you don’t have to.

A YouTuber setting up her camera.

Ask any Gen Z’er, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Roughly one-third would say they want to be YouTubers. Who can blame them? The meteoric rise of YouTube has given creators a platform to share their ideas, garner an enormous celebrity-like following, and make a shit-ton of money while doing it.

In essence, you don’t need a formal education to be the next YouTube star like a PewdiePie, MrBeast, or Casey Neistat. The low barrier of entry and lure of being YouTube-famous was why I started my channel in 2015.

My main YouTuber inspiration was Casey…


Please don’t make these same Hawaii travel mistakes.

Photo by Christian Joudrey on Unsplash

You booked that plane ticket and have your bags packed for Hawaii. Hawaii is synonymous with paradise. Most people save up an entire lifetime to experience everything the island has to offer. And holy shit, you’re finally doing it!

Now, I was born, raised, and have lived here on Oahu for most of my life. If you’re visiting the islands for the first time, I want you to make the most of your time here. Please don’t squander your precious vacation by making the same mistakes I see countless tourists make over and over again.

That’s why I put together…


Here are my pros and cons of using the mega-popular stationary bike for a year.

After roughly one year and over 400 rides with my Peloton bike, I can give you my honest assessment of this bad boy.

I want to stipulate that I own the original bike and not the newly released Bike+. Additionally, this will not be a comprehensive review of the bike’s specs or other technical aspects; it’s rather about my personal experience using it daily.

For a bit of context, I’m not an athlete. The peak of my athletic prowess was I played basketball in high school (I was a 5'9" center). …

Shane-O

Master of none. I like to write about tech, money, travel, and my home here in Hawaii. I also have a YouTube channel: shorturl.at/gpOU1

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