Archive for August, 2009

Monday, August 31st, 2009

I Completed My First Personal Outsourcing Project With Elance

Lazy Man and Money got me thinking when he wrote a post about hiring a virtual assistant and although I already outsource a great deal, I still have quite a few projects on my to do list that I really wanted to move forward on this year.   So I began my journey to complete a […]

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Saturday, August 29th, 2009

My Protégé Just Got Sacked!

Wow!  The person I left in charge three companies ago just let me know that he got sacked!  It’s a shocker and I’m totally dumbfounded by it.   In a way, I’m shocked and in another way I’m not; the guy put in his dues and worked diligently for over a decade to get to the […]

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Thursday, August 27th, 2009

I Still Loathe Microsoft Products!

During my six month hiatus I worked exclusively on my mac and I didn’t have a single crash or problem with the OS; I had a very happy computing experience. Flash forward to my new job with a brand new dell with Windows XP and I’ve already experienced: 1. a repeated blue screen of death […]

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Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

I Am Sick of The College Text Book Cartel

Well I’m in the process of ordering books for my MBA classes and one thing that hasn’t changed since the last time I was in college it is the ridiculous cost of college text books.   What really gets my blood boiling is the incessant distribution of new editions when there is hardly anything new in […]

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Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Universities Have Sold Out To Banks

As some of you know, I’ve returned to school to complete an MBA and this week I went to my orientation for new students.   While it was mainly a boring orientation, I did notice some interesting changes to the university processes since the last time I was in college many many years ago. First, the […]

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Monday, August 24th, 2009

Me And My Bums

I don’t know what it is about bums that frequently make them come up to me asking for money or food or something else.   A few days ago I walked into a gas station to buy a lottery ticket (no I didn’t win) and as I queued for service a bum stood behind me and […]

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Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

How To Get Caller ID For Free

At home, I have a very basic landline that I keep around for use with my monitored home alarm system and I occasionally get calls on that line but most people call my cell phone.   Lately, we’ve missed a few calls to our landline phone and considered adding back some services such as Caller ID […]

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Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Social Security Bankrupt In Two Years?

Sometimes I wonder why people can’t do basic math and figure these things out for themselves.  You don’t need to understand fancy calculus to figure this out just basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.   You don’t need to read economic reports, understand economic theories or models to get down to some basic realizations about what […]

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Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Approved For Student Loan Money!

Let the good times roll……I just got approved for a student loan for my MBA program and I couldn’t be more excited!  What should I do with the money?  Pay off mortgage?  Pay off the remaining car note?  Buy that new Big Screen TV?   The possibilities are endless! Student loan money is the best arbitrage […]

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Monday, August 17th, 2009

As Predicted, Foreclosures Being Turned Into Public Housing

If you’re stuck in an overpriced home with an overloaded mortgage, you better walk away now before your neighborhood turns into a public housing project.  As I predicted back in December 2007, the Obama administration is planning on converting foreclosed homes into public housing for the poor and needy. WASHINGTON – The Obama administration, in […]

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