Archive for the ‘props’ Category

40 Ways to Save Money

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

This is an awesome post at the Simple Dollar from several weeks ago. I am in the process of doing many of the actions that he suggests such as installing CFL bulbs and recently I installed two insulated storm doors to increase the energy efficiency of our home.

Megabus Solves a Problem for My Family

Monday, July 16th, 2007

I have not used Megabus yet, but I have heard great things about their services and prices. Megabus provides transportation between major cities for incredibly low prices.Oregongirl and I like to fly on Southwest and have earned several free flights with our Southwest Visa. However, the nearest SW airport is ...

A Little Windfall, Just Like In Monopoly

Saturday, July 14th, 2007

A while back, some of you read about my issues with State Farm Insurance in regards to the matter of life insurance for my children. Yesterday, I saw a State Farm envelope in the mail. When I began to examine the contents, the words "DIVIDEND INFORMATION ENCLOSED" jumped out ...

Another Vacation on the Cheap (relatively)

Friday, July 6th, 2007

Oregongirl and I love Chicago and we have made it a tradition to spend a night or two in Chicago for our anniversary each year. As many of you may know, a trip to Chitown can pack a pretty good wallop on the wallet: parking usually costs $25 per ...

Use Credit Cards More!

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

I am always amazed by the number of things that have changed drastically during my lifetime - cellphones, computers, television, etc. My children will never remember life before wireless communication, television remotes and high-speed internet access. I remember when I thought a calculator watch was the coolest thing ever. . ...