Fun Family Staycation Activities That Won’t Break Your Budget

The temperatures are starting to rise, flowers are blooming and the grass is green.  You or your neighbors may even begin outdoor barbecuing.  Summer is right around the corner.  Many people take their vacations in the summer, but what happens if you won’t be one of them this year?  Maybe you can’t afford a vacation or you are saving for another goal.  Whatever the reason, you … [Read more...]

7 Mother’s Day Gifts That Will Guarantee You’ll Spend the Night on the Couch


Give your wife any of these crappy Mother’s Day gifts and you’ll be looking for a new place to sleep. Guys are not exactly known for their ability to pick out the perfect gift.  And with Mother’s Day just a few days away there is bound to be a lot of last minute scrambling to bring home something (anything!)  to make the women in our lives happy. But you’d better choose … [Read more...]

My 5 Year Old Charged $209.45 On My Credit Card!


Kids do the darndest things don't they? Sometimes they can be so cute and thoughtful and you just want to squeeze them until they burst (figuratively). And at other times they do things that drive you right up the wall and make you want to squeeze them until they burst (literally). So the other night I came home from work and my wife and I were getting dinner started … [Read more...]

I’m Shopping for a Washer and Dryer

out of order

Man, when it rains it pours. In December our hot water heater started leaking all over the place. It was an older heater and it had finally had enough.  We had to call a plumber to install a new one for us. In January, our refrigerator died.  We tried calling a repairman to fix it but even after he replaced three parts and spent a total of seven hours working on it the … [Read more...]