As I packed the car, I reminded myself that I promised I would never do it again. My family and I are returning today from a mini-vacation to our favorite water park destination. When we last visited in January, We spent close to $50 on crappy food … [Read more...] about Return To The Water Park: Getting Value For Our Meal
Archives for July 2014
I had a serious case of sticker shock at a bar in downtown Chicago when a bartender told me that I owed $8.50 for a rum and coke. Iâ€™m from a smaller town where Iâ€™m used to paying half that on the rare occasion we go out. Iâ€™m the kind of … [Read more...] about How Much Cheaper Is It to Drink at Home?
My neighbor mentioned a few nights ago that on his list of things to do for the evening was to take a look at their water heater. Apparently it wasnâ€™t working, and they had no hot water. My neighbor is the kind of guy that will take a look at … [Read more...] about Clever Dudes Are Self Reliant: Water Heater Edition
While most parked vehicles are a temptation for an opportunistic thief, vans and their valuable contents can be seen as a gold mine. That's why you should be especially vigilant in the precautions you take. These 3 steps to protecting your van can … [Read more...] about 3 Effective Methods to Protect Your Van From Theft
[Guest article today] The recent â€˜Clever Posts of the Week â€“ July 11thâ€™ post on CleverDude.com immediately caught my eye because of the one post that was entitled "How Saving 50 Cents Cost Me 500 Bucks." The reason it jostled my attention is … [Read more...] about How Spending $13 Cost Me $600 Bucks
Iâ€™ve been spending a fair amount of effort recently observing human behavior and really wondering, â€œWhat is wrong with people these days?â€ Although there are exceptions, it seems that most people are content to bury their heads in their phones … [Read more...] about There IS Still Kindness In This World