I've hated the word "paradigm" since I first heard it a few years ago. It was clearly a buzz word used by corporate executive wannabes to fluff up their presentations, or by smarty pants friends and colleagues who probably can't even spell the word … [Read more...] about Shifting Your Attitudes [Paradigms]
Archives for February 2009
Just last week I described to you our $250+ oil change at the MINI dealership in the DC area (there's only two here, but I'm holding out on saying which one yet). I tried to explain why, in some cases, you should go to the dealer to service your … [Read more...] about The Saga Continues: MINI Oil Change
This is why I change my own engine oil. Oh, and why I change my car's cabin filter myself. Let me brush you up on some details as I know some of you don't follow me every day. We bought a 2005 MINI Cooper (used) back in 2007 for Stacie's daily … [Read more...] about The $252 Oil Change for the MINI Cooper
Here's a relatively simple frugal tip. Curtains are used not only to block the light, but also to stop airflow in and out of improperly insulated windows. Keeping that in mind, In the winter, keep your curtains open during the day to let the … [Read more...] about Keeping Warm (and Cool) by Using Curtains
January 2009 saw a decent uptick in incoming traffic, however this time it wasn't from any single big source like in past months. Basically, it's just more organic growth from search engines and word of mouth. I'm not averaging almost 1000 visitors … [Read more...] about Thanks for the Hits: January 2009 Numbers
Although I'm a personal finance writer and often receive free books and other swag as part of the gig, I'm not going to pass up an easy contest if it's something I need. And in this case, I needed the latest edition of TurboTax. Luckily, The Sun's … [Read more...] about I won a copy of TurboTax Online 2008!