Monthly Archives: December 2012

Day 21 – 79 days ’til spring

My gift card shopping spree seems to have come to an end.  It’s not that I ran out of funds.  I just ran out of energy to shop.  At some point my frugality, or what I call the cheapster mentality … Continue reading

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Day 20 – 80 days ’til spring

Today I’m going to focus on my gambling losses for 2012.  Stating it as gambling losses feels so much more harsh and realistic than saying that I wager on horses or that I play the lottery.  Fortunately I can say … Continue reading

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Day 19 – 81 days ’til spring

For the past two days I have been on an uncharacteristic shopping spree.  I have bought clothes and picture frames and flannel sheet (for those cold winter nights).  And all of these items were purchased with gift cards. Because all … Continue reading

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Day 18 – 82 days ’til spring

With just a few days remaining in the year, I guess it’s time to start with the year-in-review and look ahead to 2013. I’ll begin with an easy one, the banana math.  This concludes my 8th year where I’ve eaten … Continue reading

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Day 17 – 83 days ’til spring

Day 16 spending = $8.66 (groceries) Today I’m going to share an article that was in my local newspaper Christmas day.  I normally don’t take the same point of view as this writer, but on this one I am in … Continue reading

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Day 16 – 84 days ’til spring

It seemed totally appropriate that Christmas morning, after everyone had finished buying, wrapping and finally unwrapping billions of dollars worth of presents, emails for payday loans starting going out. I looked at one that had pictures of your basic 30-something … Continue reading

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Day 15 – 85 days ’til spring

This morning I revived my Christmas tradition of ghost hunting. I traveled over to Washington Crossing, New Jersey with hopes of capturing the spirit of General George and the boys back in 1776.  It was a splendid morning.  Birds were … Continue reading

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