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Hobbies are great as long as it doesn’t involve something weird like… I don’t know… armed robbery.  A typical hobby can give you something worthwhile to take up your time, make you happy, and sometimes keep you out of trouble (unless you’re a robber).  But this is an area where too much can be a [...]

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For beer lovers, this may be a golden age for American craft beer.  Just 30 years ago, there were only 44 breweries in  operation in the USA, producing nearly 200 million barrels of beer per year.  The number of barrels produced hasn’t increased much in 2012… but the number of breweries has skyrocketed to 1,600!  [...]

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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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In Praise of My Local Bank

by JTrefry on May 13, 2010

I had an incident with a bank last month ,  and I just  had to blog about it… A POSITIVE one! Imagine that! I was out of town and needed some cash. So I found the nearest ATM. Despite the $1.50 fee, which I detest and generally avoid, I got my cash. Imagine my surprise [...]

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