Monthly Archives: January 2012

Day 51 – 49 days ’til spring

Following up on Monday’s story about credit reporting, I got a tip from cheapster Smitty pointing me to a relatively new site http://www.creditkarma.com After a quick and easy registration, the site opens up loads of your personal information.  Like the … Continue reading

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Day 50 – 50 days ’til spring

Looking back at my records, it was time for my regular visit to http://www.annualcreditreport.com.  In case you’re not familiar, this is the government mandated website where anyone can go on and securely get their credit report free of charge.  Because … Continue reading

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Day 49 – 51 days ’til spring

“It is so easy to live a life that has been scripted for you by others, to fall into the mine of conformity by following a path that society has laid before you, rather than heeding your own unique calling.” … Continue reading

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Day 48 – 52 days ’til spring

I’m curious.  Are there others out there who, like me, actually enjoy paying bills? For me, the first key to embracing the outflow of my cash is proper monthly budgeting.  Because I conservatively estimate what payments need to be made, … Continue reading

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Day 47 – 53 days ’til spring

It’s time to veer off course again. I just got done watching the Memorial for Joe Paterno.  So, I’m writing this after a couple of beers and a lot of tears. Allow me to start with the back-story.  If memory … Continue reading

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Day 46 – 54 days ’til spring

Yesterday I wrote about the freelance job I worked earlier this week.  Each year I set a goal of a certain amount of added income I’d like to make beyond my regular job.  I try to use this money to … Continue reading

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Day 45 – 55 days ’til spring

I figured out a great way to pick up a couple of easy no-spend days.  I went out of town for work. I picked up a freelance job that took me down around Richmond, VA.  Travel, hotel and all meals … Continue reading

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