Archive for August, 2013

Friday, August 30th, 2013

The Next Generation Better Prepare Themselves To Earn a Ph.D to Make It Through The Door

As I’m in my last semester of my second MBA, an interesting thing happened the first day at class.    The professor asked the class why students were interested in earning their MBAs.  While the responses varied from “opportunity” to “options” the common theme was that it was the baseline degree now needed for a management […]

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Saturday, August 24th, 2013

Paid Off My Student Loans With ZERO Balance Transfer Offer

If you’re too stupid to get rid of student loan debt as quickly as you get it in, then you deserve to rot in student loan hell.   I’ve outlined my awesome student loan debt laundering scheme here and since Chase kept sending me ridiculous balance transfer offers for zero percent, I decided I would student-debt-launder […]

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Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Two Year Anniversary of Being Cable Free – Guess What Kids Still Don’t Want Cable TV!

So in October it will be two years since I gave my kids an ultimatum, “if you want iPhones, you must give up cable TV” and they opted for the iphones over TV.  Since the two year contract was coming to an end, I asked my kids if they were interested in giving up their […]

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Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

It’s Christmas At Costco Already?

I dropped by my local Costco to pick up my usual month’s worth of groceries and was shocked to see Halloween items all over the place but even more shocking were all the Christmas items stacked up.   Really Costco Christmas?    If Costco is selling Christmas in August (one month after July) the logically it should […]

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Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Back To School – For The Last Time

I completed my first MBA in May and in December I should complete my second MBA and I’ve written about the overall experience here.  What really gets my blood boiling however is the need to have to buy two more books, my last two books for my two classes and the cost…$400.   That’s right, two […]

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Friday, August 2nd, 2013

I’m Done With United Airlines – Too Horrible of an Airline

I have a legacy Presidential Plus credit card that had some great benefits when offered under Continental but since United stepped in, they basically gutted the benefits and made the card worthless – I’m canceling it as soon as my year ends on it.    I’m also going to use up all the frequent flier miles […]

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