Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Cable Internet Connection

One of the first things I’ve been wanting to do since returning to the the US is get a good Internet connection deal. I found one – Comcast Cable Internet for $19.95 a month for the first six months (of … Continue reading

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Cyber Begging

I’m not a big fan of cyber begging for a couple of reasons: 1) There is rarely any way to tell if the story being told to get money from you is true or not and 2) It doesn’t address … Continue reading

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Our Newest Family Member

Besides having a houseful of Hello Kitty, we’re also slowly collecting a houseful of real kitties. Our latest member arrived today when my wife found a stray kitten sticking out of a water drain pipe of a cement wall next … Continue reading

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Time To Think

Packing has given me a lot of time to think (it doesn’t take a whole lot of brain power to put things into boxes) which I haven’t had lately to consider more where I want this blog and the main … Continue reading

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A New Plan

I spent a good part of yesterday trying to come up with a plan to make this blog a better example of what I want. I now have a plan, although I’m not sure how it will work. It is … Continue reading

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Today & the Future

Sometimes a phrase or quote comes along at the perfect time and sticks with you. That happened to me today as I was thinking about this site and how it isn’t what I want it to be: Everyday is a … Continue reading

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I’m A Pro Blogger

I had one of those “oh, wow” days today. In being introduced to some new people today, a good friend said the following: “This is Jeffrey. You won’t believe what he does. He’s a professional blogger…” The introduction caught me … Continue reading

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God Of Wealth Good Luck Coins

I was putting away my winter clothes this week when I came across the jacket I wore when I went to pray to the God of Wealth and found an extra 10 five-yen good luck coins I had placed in … Continue reading

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Would You Rather Be Fat Or Poor?

According to a new survey from Fitness Magazine, you’re likely to choose being poor over being fat. The survey says that the majority of women (63%) and men (55%) would choose to be poor at their ideal weight rather than … Continue reading

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I Put Down Pennies…

From Post Secret

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Pennies In New York

If you live in New York, check your pennies. According to this ABC report, there are some valuable ones in circulation: Outside the Nasdaq offices in New York City, Travers dispersed the first of three coins — all pennies — … Continue reading

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Cherry Blossom Viewing In Kobe Japan

Spring is in the air and the cherry blossoms are beginning to bloom. That meant that we had to go out for cherry blossom viewing and none of this casually walking around viewing – my wife wanted to get dressed … Continue reading

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Bill Gates’ Desk vs My Desk

Well, I couldn’t pass up this opportunity. Bill Gates wrote an article appearing on Money.com titled How I Work: Bill Gates As you can imagine, Bill and I work a tad differently so I thought I would go through some … Continue reading

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Giving Money

I was reading Thrifty Ray’s Red to Black Journey about what a gift of money had meant. I wrote earlier about a similar incident with one of my friends. One of the truly wonderful aspects about getting your finances in … Continue reading

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More Hello Kitty Catch 22

Hello Kitty piled to the ceiling I really didn’t want to get into more detail about the entire Hello Kitty business because, let’s face it, it forces me to reveal that I know more about Hello Kitty than is healthy … Continue reading

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What’s Your Personal Information Worth?

When you give information to a company, that information is worth money. Whether it is an application for a credit card or a cell phone application, the information can (and often is) resold to others for a profit. You may … Continue reading

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The Hello Kitty Catch 22

I mentioned earlier that anyone can turn their hobby into a money making venture. While I do truly believe this, putting it into practice can sometimes have some horrifying unintended consequences. My house is a perfect example of this. My … Continue reading

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Michael Jackson’s Personal Finances

Does the (former) king of pop need some personal financial advice? Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 …and what exactly would you advise in such a situation?

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Screw The Artists

I received this comment from Tim for my post on lala.com – CD Trading For $1: and let’s just screw the poor artist who made the music why not in this digital age everything is just free isn’t it? but … Continue reading

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The World’s Richest People

“Every morning I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I’m not there, I go to work.” – Robert Orben The Latest List (and why I posted this ) And for those … Continue reading

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