From the monthly archives:

April 2012

The following is a conversation that took place this afternoon while I was temporarily displaced from my usual workspace. Scene: Julie sits at Albie’s computer reading WiseBread, eating a snack, and listening to Roller Derby Queen by Jim Croce. (Julie’s headphones are packed away somewhere due to carpet being installed near her own cubicle). Albie [...]

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Spring Cleaning on a Budget

by Albie D on April 26, 2012

The temperature is rising, the plants are sprouting, and the flowers are blooming.  You know what that means.  Time to crawl out of that dungeon you’ve been hiding in all winter and get to work.  Whether you’ve got a sprawling house to maintain or just a small apartment to clean up, now is the time.  [...]

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The Fight Against Food Waste

by JMoro on April 24, 2012

Food waste is just one of the many things in life that drives me nutty. Not only because my parents raised me on the principle of “eat all your food; there are starving children out there” but also because every time I throw away rotten or stale food I see dollar bills going into the [...]

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Have you ever felt out of the loop?  Not the gossip about your friend’s poor tattoo decision.  I’m talking about pop culture – movies, music, TV shows, books, etc.  Is there anything that brings people together more than talking about our favorite entertainment?  (I mean aside from love, humor, chemistry, sports,  and alcohol).  Discussing and [...]

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Almost everyone has made an impulse buy at some point in their life. If you ever purchase something on a whim because “it’s on sale”, “you just have to have it”, or my worst excuse, “you might need it someday” you are guilty as charged. I know I have mentioned this before, but an impulse [...]

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It may only be April but before we know it the summer will be upon us. If you’re anything like me your warm weather weekends are already filling up with weddings, cookouts, road races, and concerts. You’re also like me if you like to throw at least one summer get-away into the mix. Whether it’s [...]

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Stop & Shop Trip #3 Date: Wednesday, March 21st $61.05 Stop & Shop Trip #4 Date: Friday, March 23rd $30.73 Stop & Shop Trip #5 Date: Sunday, March 25th $133.57 Drum roll please… In my last update I had spent a total of $243.13 on groceries. Since then I have spent another $225.35. Add those [...]

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Every month, American Consumer Credit Counseling posts a poll question on its homepage.  For the month of March, ACCC asked… Do You Know Your Credit Score? We had 819 responses.  Here’s what we found out…

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