Considering Expenses: Why We Got Cable

July 23, 2012

Cable is expensive and over-rated I’ve always thought that cable was over-rated. Most of the time when I look at the “deals” that the various cable companies are offering (“Try these three services, for only $200 for six months!”), I just shake my head. Getting internet and having Netflix and Hulu Plus has always seemed [...]

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Garden Update: Mid-July

July 20, 2012

I was planning to do a garden update in the middle of June, but then June got away from me, and now it’s July. :\ So I’ll do a July update instead! The Good Tomatoes Two of my tomato plants have taken off. The one in the container is a roma tomato, and it’s already [...]

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Please Vote For Me

July 20, 2012

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you’ve probably already seen this message (possibly twice). Sorry for the repetitiveness, but I wanted to make sure I had all my bases covered. I submitted an entry in GoBankingRates.com’s “Personal Finance Olympics” in the lead-up to FinCon12. We’re in the first heat until July 29th, and [...]

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Making a Worm Composting Bin

July 18, 2012

I’ve been wishing for a way to compost, since we’ve been eating more fruits and vegetables, and it seems such a shame for all those wonderful scraps to go to waste. But since we didn’t have a yard, I didn’t think it would be possible for us to compost. Enter “The Environmentals” with this video: [...]

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We paid off my Subaru!

June 20, 2012

Exciting news today: for the first month since November 2007, I am not sending a $111 car loan payment to my credit union! The bill would normally be due today, but I don’t have to pay it. I’m thrilled. In the beginning of this month, I looked at what we had left to pay on [...]

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Guest Blog Post: What To Do With “Windfall” Cash

June 18, 2012

I have another guest blog post published over at CreditKarma.com, this time about how to keep extra cash from flying out of your wallet before you even really know it’s there. Check it out!

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