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Sleep on the Pavement, Piss in a Bottle

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I am not going to talk about camping equipment. Or tents. Or camping trailers. I want to discuss people who camp out in front of businesses. If you have spent hours, days and nights in front of your local Apple store waiting for an iPhone 5, you should stop reading now because the rest of this post might offend you…. Read more »

How I Spent $300 on Wicked Parents, a Sick Child and a Slurpie

A few weeks ago, in August, we went to see Wicked. The first time Wicked came to Salt Lake City, the tickets sold out within twenty minutes. This year, when Wicked arrived into town, I was not holding my breath. But surprises happen when you expect them the least. One day I stumbled upon an advertisement on the Internet that… Read more »

How Much Money Are We Supposed to Spend on Friends?

Friends. My biggest monetary pet peeve lately. Nowadays it is not easy to be a good friend. Nor it is cheap anymore. I have a complicated relationship with most of my friends. We all have different hobbies, views and goals. Somehow we all manage to stay friends. Let’s see. I like staying home. I hate exercise. I love reading and… Read more »

French Toast in Alaska

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Vacation. Alaska. Cruise. Right. That odd feeling I got in the beginning of our cruise is not fading away. From day one I felt that we are in some odd dimension where we are forced into a small, inadequate space with mean spirits instead of people. That’s what confinement on a ship does to you: your world shrinks, your obnoxious… Read more »

Why Personal Finance Blogs Became a Cliché

What topics are trending nowadays in the personal finance blogosphere? Let’s see: Steps on how to get out of debt; To pay off debt or save for an emergency; How to save on utilities; What is more efficient a debt snowball or snowflake (would anyone like a snow shovel?) Why saving for retirement is important; How to stick to a… Read more »