I don’t rant often, but I must warn you. There’s a doozy ahead. My Initial Contact With DirecTV As you all know, we moved in September. At the time, we signed up for a bundle package [...]
You never know when disaster will strike. Be prepared. On New Year’s Eve 1996, I got a call from my parents, who lived 100 miles away from me at the time. The home they lived in [...]
No, this isn’t a post about how to make thousands from advertisements or pay-per-posts on your blog. In fact, I haven’t made a single dollar directly from my blog. However, my blog has been the essential [...]
Sometimes striking up a conversation will make you aware of opportunities. There comes a time in everybody’s life where you will be dissatisfied with someone’s services. You will have a choice. You can accept the bad [...]
I believe that success in life is rarely a case of luck, but rather a matter of cause and effect. If you do A and B you will get C. In most cases if you just [...]
As the oldest kid in my family I helped my mom balance the budget with one income. It is was tough at times and I learned the concept of priorities. I’ve pretty much have been working [...]
My Frugal Story begins as a child. Growing up, my parents were frugal and it was a mindset they passed along to me. In 1978, my father bought a one way ticket from Taiwan to the [...]
What is it the Boy Scouts say? Be prepared? I sure wish I would have listened to that advice going into this weekend! It might have saved me some money, that’s for sure! It all started [...]
There are a few things I wish I had known before heading into the real world. (My actual graduation…I’m in the middle.) Yesterday at Gather Little by Little, a reader asked a question. Dave wanted to [...]
Take the time to get to know senior citizens. It’s well worth it. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about relationships between older people and younger people. You see, a women’s group I’m involved in with [...]
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