Category Archives: Miscellaneous

September 11 Tribute

Bloggers put together a wonderful tribute to all those that lost their lives in the September 11 attacks that is well worth a visit today. 3,412 volunteer bloggers honored the memories of those who died in the September 11 attacks … Continue reading

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About Me

People often ask me how I came to write about personal finances. It kind of fell into my lap, but I get ahead of myself… I graduated from Colorado College with a degree in Sociology. If you ever want to … Continue reading

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Personal Finance Geek

I spent a good portion of today painting the balcony which gave me time to think. Now having the time to think would usually be thought of as a good opportunity – a time to relax and possibly think about … Continue reading

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My Money Forest Interview

There are certain areas that I talk about quite a bit in this blog, but there are other areas that I don’t mention as often. Tim over at My Money Forest asked me quite a few questions for his blog … Continue reading

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Blogoversary – New Sat Site

I took notice that over the last couple of months a lot of personal finance writers have had the blogoversaries. As I sometimes do, after reading about one of these (I can’t remember exactly which one which is a shame … Continue reading

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Do You Have A Reward Debit Card?

Do you have a reward debit card? If so, there is a TV production company that would like to interview you for a report they are putting together on debit reward cards. Julie McCoy, who is a TV news producer … Continue reading

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Internet Access Charges

One of the things that bothers me the most about traveling is Internet access charges. Part of the problem is consistency. I never know where or how much I’ll have to pay to access the Internet. When I arrived at … Continue reading

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Back & Ready For Bed

It’s late here (approaching 1:00 AM) and I’ve just arrive back from Vegas about an hour ago. Both Nate and I had a great time and there are actually a few stories about personal finance and other money related issues … Continue reading

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How World Events Effect Your Pocket Book

With the latest airline terrorist plot in the UK, I’m expecting even the short jaunt to Las Vegas to be a major hassle getting through the airport. I’m hoping that since I’m taking a fairly early flight I will be … Continue reading

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Bloghim at Blogher

5:45 The workshops are over and I was finally able to meet another pfblogger out here (believe me, there are not very many at this conference) who was Nina from Queer Cents / Sitting Pretty who was actually leading one … Continue reading

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Water Store

While I think that drinking water is a great way to save money that can make you over $1000 richer each year, this only works if you are not purchasing the water. As I have written before, there really is … Continue reading

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Crater Of Diamonds – Search For Diamonds

I have a list of about 100 things I want to do and places I want to go that I look at every so often and add new things to it when I hear about things that interest me. My … Continue reading

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The Cost Of Free

I mentioned in my last post that I went to San Francisco to see a baseball game with my dad. We went to the game because we were given free tickets to it and this got me thinking that “free” … Continue reading

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Buy Freedom, Not Things

I was talking with a friend over dinner about what I’m currently doing. His response? “Oh, personal finance guru (sarcasm dripping in buckets), what is the best money advice you can give to me?” I sat there thinking for a … Continue reading

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The Lawnmower Diet

I was intrigued with an article I read about the other day. There is this guy named Darrell Nelson who was sweating up a storm mowing his own lawn and trying to think of a way to lose a few … Continue reading

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2006 Goals Review – June

I missed going through my goals last month as I was busy with the move, so I definitely want to get through them this month – especially since we’ve reached the half year mark. We’ve made progress in a lot … Continue reading

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Saving The Earth In A Hummer

I went to the movies for the first time I have in years. If you think ticket prices in the US are expensive, they are better than the prices in Japan which are about $18 a piece (although they are … Continue reading

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Sad News

Received word that our dog died yesterday. It isn’t a surprise as he has been sick for quite awhile now, but that doesn’t make the event any less sad. Like all the other pets we have, he was a stray … Continue reading

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People Don’t Walk In The Suburbs

As I mentioned earlier, I’ve decided to pass on getting a car for now which means when I go out, I either walk or ride my bike. I took a short walk to the bank today and it is quite … Continue reading

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Comcast Hair Pulling

Comcast Internet access is driving me crazy because their “simple set-up” has been anything but thus far. I went to pick up the modem and other stuff from a nearby office yesterday and spent over an hour there as they … Continue reading

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