What Scrooge McDuck Taught Me About Money and Life



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When I was a kid there was a string of hit Disney cartoons that aired in the after-school hours on weekday afternoons. The Disney afternoon lineup included the Gummi Bears, Tale Spin, Darkwing Duck, Goof Troop, and Chip and Dale’s Rescue … [Continue reading]

Is Walmart Family Mobile a Bargain or a Bust?



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If you're looking for an affordable cell phone plan and you don't want to be locked into a long-term contract, Walmart Family Mobile could be your best option.  It might sound odd to buy cell phone service from a giant retail chain, but it is … [Continue reading]

5 Reasons to Open a PO Box Address



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Using a PO box address is both convenient and cost-effective. A post office box is a numbered box inside a post office building where you can opt to receive your mail.  When you apply for a PO box, you are required to fill out an application, show … [Continue reading]

Getting Dinner on the Table on Busy Week Nights



There is an image of the 1950s housewife, complete with her red and white ruffle apron, presenting her husband a nice roast fresh from the oven after he has returned from work and had time to read the paper. Obviously, we are now far from those … [Continue reading]

Update On My Amazon Complaint



So yesterday I wrote about a recent experience with Amazon customer service that left a bad taste in my mouth. I didn't go on a rampage or trash the company or anything, I just expressed my frustration with the way they handled the … [Continue reading]

Amazon Customer Service is…Unimpressive



UPDATE - Less 12 hours after I wrote this post Amazon customer service called me at home and made things right. Now, that is impressive! First, let me just say that I've been a happy Amazon customer for many years.  I've spent literally thousands … [Continue reading]

Inexpensive Ways to Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal



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If you’re planning on selling your home one of the first things you need to think about is curb appeal.  You may have a modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a newly renovated bathroom, but it won’t mean a thing if no one gets to see … [Continue reading]

Is It Time to Ditch the Telephone Book?



We recently moved my mom into a Long Term Care facility and we've been spending a lot of time cleaning out the house so we can put it on the market. I can’t believe how much STUFF she had socked away in the closets, basement, and attic.  … [Continue reading]

99 Words on Being Snubbed



A recent post on Money Beagle got me thinking about how many people take offense where none was intended. Are you the type who always feels like people are putting you down, excluding you, or snubbing you? You could be right of course, but odds … [Continue reading]

When You’re Sick of Getting Screwed by Bank Fees…



You turn the tables and do some screwing of your own? According to documents obtained by The Smoking Gun, a Tennessee man was recently arrested after he walked into a local bar, dropped his pants, and tried to have sex with an ATM machine. Bar … [Continue reading]

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