Archive for February, 2013

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Gasoline + Tolls Are Making Each Trip An Expensive Proposition

So last night, I had to help a friend go pick up a trailer.  At first I didn’t think anything of it but once we kept driving for about 20 minutes I realized that this would now be at least a 40 minute trip and possibly more like an hour.     My vehicle only gets about […]

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Thursday, February 21st, 2013

And This Is Why I ALWAYS Drink Bottled Water

Just read it…. http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/20/us/california-hotel-water-corpse/index.html I travel a great deal for business and the first thing I do when I land in a city and BEFORE I head to the hotel is stop off at a Walgreens or CVS or other shop and buy a six or twelve pack of bottled water.   I rarely use the […]

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Saturday, February 16th, 2013

I Never Knew Getting Into High School Would Be So Stressful

So my oldest child is beginning the journey to enter high school and I’ve never been so stressed in my life.    I had no idea how many different entrance exams existed to get into high schools!    Fortunately, the last of the exams, interviews, tours, and site visits are finally over.   You see my child is […]

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Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

What Would You Do With $50,000? Hey I Only Paid $50,000 In Taxes in 2012!

What would you do with $50,000 in cold hard cash?   I spent the day wondering that today because while I am still waiting on a few final documents to finish my 2012 tax return I can see the raw numbers now.   So 50k is about $4166 per month, what would you buy with an […]

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Monday, February 11th, 2013

My Employer Is Doing A Hard Sell On Health Savings Account Which Means Health Insurance Is Going To Disappear!

So we’re getting ready to do our health insurance enrollment for the next year and my employer is pushing hard on a new health savings account and I’ll be honest…it’s a no-brainer to sign up at least for the first year. So how does a health savings account work?   It’s essentially a “401k” for your […]

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