Monthly Archives: October 2006

Frosty Beer Mug – Money Photo Day 14

While Nate and I were creating the beer calculator and saving tips, Nate got it into his mind that what he really wanted was a set of frosty beer mugs (“beer just tastes better when it comes from a frosty … Continue reading

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Mini Economics Course

Have economics always confused you? There is an excellent 10 part (each part being a single page) series put together by Walter Williams who is a professor of economics at George Mason University called Economics for the Citizen. If you … Continue reading

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Halloween Candy – Money Photo Day 13

Everyone has to take the Halloween candy plunge at some point and today was that day. $2.50 for a bunch of bite size candy bars. The question, as always, is will they last until tomorrow night or will I have … Continue reading

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Beer Calculator & 10 Ways To Save On Beer

This is what happens when me and Nate get together…I’m not sure if it’s a good thing or not, but it certainly keeps us entertained. We sit around and talk about ideas we have about the sites while drinking beer. … Continue reading

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How Do Your Finances Compare To Steve Wozniak’s?

It’s not often that you get a peak into the daily finances of the rich and famous, but there was an interview with Steve Wozniak (co-founder of Apple computer with Steve Jobs) in a British publication that focused on his … Continue reading

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As you may have noticed, Nate and I decided to make some changes to the blog this weekend. These were long over due and we think that it looks a lot better (we’ve always known we needed the change from … Continue reading

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Computer TV – Money Photo Day 12

Let’s give some kudos to Nate! He has a neat little set up where instead of purchasing a TV he decided to get a really nice computer monitor and hook his cable directly into it. This meant that instead of … Continue reading

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Washer Tips – New Satellite Site

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned how Dryer Tips was one of those sites that just fell into place where I was already researching the information and the domain name was available. It then made perfect sense to place … Continue reading

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Cheap Sleeps – Money Photo Day 11

One of the most expensive aspects to travel these days is the cost of accommodations. During my recent trip to Victoria, I didn’t spend a dime since I stayed with my sister in their new house (pictured above). As I … Continue reading

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Socially Irresponsible Investing

I know this is a gag, but at the same time, I know quite a few people that would be more than willing to invest their money with a investment firm that practiced like this if they consistently beat the … Continue reading

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$600 Cars & 12 Cent Hamburgers

I always like finding new ways to look at numbers when it comes to personal finances (yes, I’m a geek in that way). It was with this in mind that I read an article over at about how the … Continue reading

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Mt. Douglas – Money Photo Day 10

I received an email from Luke from Travel Finances saying that it would be fun to meet up since I was visiting my sister in Victoria and that is where he lives. Usually when I meet others, we would go … Continue reading

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Do You Understand Your Phone Bill?

When is the last time you really took a look at your phone bill? Chances are there are quite a few fees and charges on it that you aren’t sure what you’re paying for. Take a look at this bill … Continue reading

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Money Photo Day 9

When I go to the grocery store, I am pretty good at sticking to a list since I found it has saved me a lot of money compared to not shopping with a list. It takes something truly special to … Continue reading

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What The US Needs Is A $2 Coin

I can see everyone who read that title already shaking their heads. There are a couple of personal experience reasons why I think this would be a good idea and you can all take me to task if you think … Continue reading

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If It Seems Too Good To Be True…

When it comes to your personal finances, we say it time and again…if it seems too good to be true, then it probably is. That still doesn’t keep people for falling for scams as this British show reveals when it … Continue reading

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Money Photo Day 8

I found $0.27 (Canadian) today. I took a little walk with my sister and niece to the ocean and along the way spotted the three coins laying directly in front of the tire of a car. Looking for dropped coins … Continue reading

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How The Rich Stay Rich

An interesting piece over at Mother Jones from last May listing a number of statistics about money that make you pause and think. It’s certainly worth a visit to read them all (over forty), but here are a few that … Continue reading

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Money Photo Day 7

Since I’m now in Victoria visiting my sister and her family, my wallet is beginning to fill up with Canadian money. As I stated before, other countries’ money is so much more colorful and interesting than US money…

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$2 Million In Hidden Jewels – Secrets Of The Alchemist Dar

Michael Stadther is at it again. In 2004 he released a book titled A Treasure’s Trove that had clues hidden within the pages and anyone who could decipher them would find 12 18-karat in gold tokens hidden throughout the continental … Continue reading

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