Category Archives: Personal finance

Walking the talk

Back in January, there was a major disaster in the world. Perhaps you heard about it? There was lots of media coverage. This isn’t a trick question. I’m talking about the earthquake in Haiti. Lots of attention was paid to the disaster, and lots of money was paid to charities and other support groups trying… Read More »

Tuesday TubeWatch: You are being taxed to watch this

(Well, I assume that the cost of internet access is taxed everywhere, but maybe not. If you don’t get taxed for that… congratulations.) I was doing my taxes this weekend, so I figured now was as good a time as any for a tax related post. So here you go… a song about taxes. Enjoy.… Read More »

Does steak cost less delivered in bulk?

Earlier this week, Gather Little by Little ran an article about Omaha Steaks, and how expensive it was in comparison to the grocery store. His calculations had the meat coming in at anywhere from $38-44 per pound. Even for good steak, that’s pretty expensive. Coincidentally, I purchased bulk steak from a competitor of Omaha, US… Read More »

What’s in YOUR browser?

My wife can’t figure out what I do online for hours at a time. I can’t blame her for being confused. Sometimes I don’t even know how so much time can go by before I get out of this chair and do something besides attempt to contract cancer from my monitor. I thought it might… Read More »

4 sites to get free/cheap stuff – finding deals online

Recently Gather Little by Little posted an article on “Deal of the day” sites, such as and These are sites that offer one product per day for a substantially reduced price. The merchandise, frequently reconditioned but at times new, is sold until their quantity runs out or 24 hours is up, whichever comes… Read More »

Three years of yammering on…

Three years ago today, at 11:48pm, I wrote these amazingly insightful words: Check it out… Friday, December 9th, 2005 Looks like I am officially blogging. I am too cool for words. (Ironic, isn’t it.) Thusly did this, my first blogging experience, begin. Pretty sad, really, but there you have it. Now here we are, three… Read More »

Personal Finance advice from “Dilbert”

Vanguard − The “Dilbert” guide to personal finance This list from Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert, is about 2 years old, but I just saw it for the first time, and I think it’s an excellent distillation of the basics of personal finance. It really focuses in on exactly what I’ve been reading about… Read More »

Why I don’t have a dog

I don’t have a pet. Dog, cat, fish, bird, rock… nothing. That’s not likely to change in the next 5-7 years, if ever. There are lots of reasons, actually, but here are the three primary “excuses”: I can’t afford it According to Glblguy in his post, Don’t buy a dog, given an average lifespan of… Read More »