Archive for January, 2014

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Why I’ll Never Be A Sprint Customer Again: CDMA

For the last two years I was a Sprint customer with four iPhone 4S devices in our family.   Unfortunately, those phones did not work to well when we visited France, Spain, Italy or the half dozen other places I flew around the world over the year.  While voice service worked sporadically, data was absolutely […]

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Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Seriously People, Why Do You Shop On Ebay? It’s Terrible!

I’ve used eBay on exactly two occasions to purchase something and only because I was desperate and Amazon didn’t have something I needed desperately in stock.   The first was 2004 and the last was in late 2013.  I know the exact times because I keep very good records and both experiences have been absolutely […]

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Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

The Great Light Bulb Scam

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably are aware that it is now illegal to sell or import traditional incandescent light bulbs. The “old” bulbs typically cost a little over a buck and had a bonus of generating a little heat to warm your house during the winter. The new bulbs are either […]

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Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

IRS and Social Security Both Screwing Taxpayers

The latest travesty from the IRS seems to be limiting 401k contributions to the same amount as last year at $17,500 with no adjustments for inflation. Did I miss something where inflation was put on hold this year? Here is an historical look at 401k contributions for the last few years: 2005 – $14,000 for […]

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