How did you choose the name Clever Dude? Ok, I admit, the story behind the name isn't so clever, nor exciting. When I signed up with Dreamhost, I found that I could get a free domain name. I plugged in a few ideas I had, but they were all taken. … [Read more...] about Questions about the Clever Dude
Finances & Money
A post by Madame X at My Open Wallet got me thinking about our own check usage over the years. I looked up our records in Quicken, which go back to Feb, 2003 and came up with these numbers: 2003: 38 (I think I lost a bunch of transactions when I … [Read more...] about Check Usage Decline
I can't claim to be an expert in legal matters by any stretch of the imagination, but based on some recent experiences, here are some quick tips to choosing the right attorney: 1. Don't be in a rush to pick the first one you call. Give yourself … [Read more...] about 5 tips to choosing the right attorney
Yesterday, the last of my Schick Quattro cartridges gave up on me. I've been waiting for this moment for one reason. I wanted to try out the new Gillette Fusion Manual Razor. I purchased the razor from Sam's Club last night, and the package also … [Read more...] about Gillette Fusion – A Razor with a Fine Edge
I had 2 MBNA credit cards before Bank of America bought them out last year (a Visa and a Mastercard). I can see the Mastercard on my Bank of America online account now, and I got a Bank of America-branded MC card last month. However, I never got the … [Read more...] about Enrique and the Bank of America / MBNA Runaround
A few years ago, I started to look at purchases in a different way. I used to just buy with my credit card and not think twice about having to pay it off. I figured I would do that when I graduated college. Then, after I graduated, things got … [Read more...] about How many hours do I need to work to pay for that?