From the monthly archives:

October 2010

When I was in grammar school, and on through high school, seeing and picking up a penny in the street was social suicide. It meant you were poor, a “grubber”  – pennies actually being called grubs in my neighborhood at that time, and various ethnic slurs would be included. I guess no one ever heard [...]

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Is Your Car Ready For Winter?

by JTrefry on October 25, 2010

As the season turns, the cost of keeping your car running can rise as the temperature falls. Are you ready? In cold weather, you don’t want to have to call a tow truck for a dead battery, or a breakdown when a little preemptive strike can be helpful.

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Improving Your Credit Score

by Albie D on October 21, 2010

In a previous post we discussed How to Use Credit Wisely.  Hopefully, you’ve already been practicing some of the methods and ideals that were mentioned.  But if you’re already in some trouble with credit card debt, you’re probably more concerned with digging yourself out.  We’ll talk about methods to pay off your debt at another [...]

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Just Don’t Shop

by Albie D on October 18, 2010

I feel like we talk a lot about saving money on things you purchase, which is good.  Everyone needs to buy things and there are lots of ways to save money on those things.  But an important thing to consider is whether or not you need to buy something.  This all goes back to the [...]

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Just Don't Shop

by Albie D on October 18, 2010

I feel like we talk a lot about saving money on things you purchase, which is good.  Everyone needs to buy things and there are lots of ways to save money on those things.  But an important thing to consider is whether or not you need to buy something.  This all goes back to the [...]

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Cheap Halloween Treats

by JTrefry on October 13, 2010

As the horde of gremlins and ghouls descends upon your home on Hallows’ Eve, you better have a plan in place to keep them happy with a treat, or who knows what tricks they might play! This doesn’t have to be an expensive venture and by all indications, less and less children are wandering about, [...]

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According to a report on MSNBC,  AT&T will be moving from its unlimited plan to a  more tiered structure to compensate for the vast amount of data being transferred over smart phones. If AT&T is moving in this direction, you can count on the others following suit. When the plans were conceived, phones were basically [...]

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Identity Theft Basics

by Albie D on October 6, 2010

Identity theft can occur in a number of ways; card skimmers, online scams, dumpster diving, 19th century cockney children pickpockets (a la Oliver Twist).  I swear, those little British kids will dance a jig and rob you just like that. That may not be true but, regardless of the method, there are some simple measures [...]

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Who doesn’t enjoy finding a bargain? I don’t know anyone who doesn’t, do you? I always feel great when I find something at a bargain price. If you read my bio you would already know that about me. When I find one, I’m always excited to tell people about it. As an avid gamer, (Yes, [...]

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Save Money on Heat

by JTrefry on October 1, 2010

Last year, (2009) I was looking over my expenses for 2008.  I noticed I spent an awful lot of money on home heating oil to heat my apartment. I spent over $750 for oil! For a 2 bedroom apartment? That’s way too much.  I needed to save money on heat! Saving heating oil became a [...]

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