A semi-truck and a double-decker bus have been colliding in my mind, over and over, the past few days. The semi truck represents the thrifty side of me. The double-decker bus represents the cautious side of me, specifically when it comes to matters of my family. Normally these two vehicles run side by side, because
My wife and I were jumping up and down in our one bedroom apartment. We had just won a new car!!! I was holding a flyer that I received in the mail and I had scratched off the game piece and it said winner!!! We pranced and froliced around the living room for about 5
Have you seen one of those commercials selling cell phone coverage? If you haven’t, congratulations…on avoiding every type of advertising on any type of media. These ads are everywhere! Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Cricket – the sheer amount of choices can make your head spin! After two and half years with Ting mobile (you
My wife has recently developed a habit of heading to Starbucks periodically – and she always seems to have a gift card. I was curious to where all of these gift cards were coming from – so I asked her, and she told me it was because she switched to Bing as a search engine.
Shopping around for a good deal is textbook money management. But when it comes to actual textbooks, too many students (especially freshmen!!) pay for overpriced books at university bookstores. As I finished college and my wife and I both began perusing graduate degrees, saving money each semester on textbooks became extremely helpful with offsetting the
A Gary Allan song was the last straw. The song itself was great (Airplanes if you’re wondering), but the $1.29 I had to pay for it irked me more than parting with 129 cents probably should. But it led me to try out some other options for playing music on my computer, because paying for
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I proudly own a flip phone. I cherish the quirks and hassles it brings. Strangely, it’s part of my identity. For those of you like me, you understand. You laugh at all insults and advice people give you to upgrade into the 21st century. You look to people like Andrew Luck and Jerry Jones for
After a two-year run with Sprint mobile, my wife, Alli, and I were looking to save some money on our phone bill each month. We decided to keep our existing phones – mine, the Samsung M400 (aka the “Flip Fantastic”), and hers, the Samsung M580 (aka the “kind-of-smart phone”) – and search for something else.