Category Archives: Entertainment

How a Terrible Haircut Earned Me Money and Made Me the Nicest Uncle Ever

Earlier this year I wrote about how I ended up getting paid $250 for an obscure video I had placed on YouTube. I’m more convinced than ever that it can be worthwhile doing this after another one of my obscure … Continue reading

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The $500 Mistake

We all have different personalities and things that we find fun. For many years, I’ve known that I am not the sort of person who enjoys going out to crowded places and doing the “typical” Friday and Saturday night activities … Continue reading

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50 Ways to Entertain Your Kids for Free

By Blake Sanders When you have children, they become a huge part of your life and large amounts of your time and money are spent ensuring their joy. Rightfully so, they are your kids after all. However, one thing that … Continue reading

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25 Fun and Interesting Things You Can Do with a Dollar Bill

“What can I do with a dollar?” Many people don’t think a dollar is worth all that much these days, but that doesn’t mean that it’s worthless. In fact, there are a lot of things that you can do with … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Monopoly Scams and Scandals

As with anything that is popular and deals with money and prizes, the people looking to perpetuate fraud come out of the woodwork to take advantage of people’s greed and lack of knowledge. If you are playing the McDonald’s Monopoly … Continue reading

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How to Make Money on McDonald’s Monopoly Game

After I wrote tricks to win at McDonald’s Monopoly, I received an email from a reader who said I had written the article all wrong. I was a bit defensive at first because who wants to hear that their article … Continue reading

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Tricks to Win McDonald’s Monopoly

Updates for the 2014 McDonald’s Monopoly contest: The official game begins September 30, 2014 2014 rare game pieces announced. Your best odds to win a big prize are in the Pre-Promotion Sweepstakes List of 2014 instant win prizes with strategy … Continue reading

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The High Cost of Knowing Better

Here in the South, the common joke is that many disasters, spectacular events, or both begin with the phrase, “Hey, ya’ll, watch this!” Usually after yelling that phrase, the person does something unbelievably stupid like jump off a barn roof … Continue reading

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The Well-Budgeted Vacation: Fun Money Friday

A vacation to a favorite or must-see destination is one of the most fun things you can do with money (unless you hate to travel, of course). But all the fun is sapped out of a trip when you arrive … Continue reading

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You Didn’t Have to Buy That to Have Fun

We’ve got a several neighbors who have recently splashed out for new golf carts. Why? So they can ride around the neighborhood and just see what’s going on. Note that these purchases were made solely for neighborhood joyriding. We don’t … Continue reading

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12 Ways to Save Money on National Trails Day

National Trails Day (sponsored each year by the American Hiking Society) occurs on the first Saturday each June. This day was set up to honor the many trails that have been created across the United States. While there are many … Continue reading

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You Can Never Do It All, So Don’t Waste Money Trying

I have a friend who is into Star Wars. I mean really into Star Wars. He has every release of the movies going back to VHS. He has the trading cards, all of the books, the toys going back to … Continue reading

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35 Things to Do on a Rainy Day

Sometimes, when the weather isn’t pretty, it’s tempting to go out and do something that’s going to cost you money. The movies, a restaurant, a bar, a trip to the mall or the bookstore. All of these offer some relief … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Save Money When Visiting the Beach

With summer just around the corner, one of the top priorities for a lot of people will be to take off to the beach for a day, or for an extended vacation, when the opportunity permits. One of great things … Continue reading

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10 Alternatives to Cable TV

Are you tired of paying an outrageously high cable bill each month? Do you have a cable package for hundreds of channels, but only watch about a dozen? Do you just not want to deal with the cable company anymore? … Continue reading

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Free Hobbies and Vitamin D: Day 39

It appears that we have found the culprit to my fuzzy head. All my blood tests came back within the normal range except for my vitamin D test which came in well below what it was supposed to be (for … Continue reading

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Choosing a Hobby Without Spending a Fortune

I’ve heard plenty of people bemoan the fact that they don’t have a hobby. Some even post to some of the message boards I frequent, asking for help choosing a hobby. This isn’t a position to which I can personally … Continue reading

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Winning and Losing: Day 34 & 35

My team didn’t win on Super Bowl Sunday, but that wasn’t the biggest controversy. In hindsight, I guess I should have seen something like this coming when it comes to my sister. I spent the day with my dad at … Continue reading

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10 No Spend Challenges Everyone Should Try

If you’re looking for a way to get a new perspective on how you spend money, one of the best ways to do this is to do some type of “no spend” challenge. While there are a number of things … Continue reading

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First Difficult Choice: Day 3

Well, I knew this day was bound to happen. I just wish that it would have been a little later into the year. Having it come so quickly into the new year only confirms that I will likely have to … Continue reading

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