Monthly Archives: February 2013

Day 80 – 20 days ’til spring

People lose things.  I know people who regularly lose keys, wallets and cell phones.  The thing I lose is sunglasses.  More often, I’ll break them before I lose them.  In fact, my last decent pair broke while on vacation back … Continue reading

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Day 79 – 21 days ’til spring

How often do you hear good insurance stories?  Well, I’ve got one. I have VSP vision care insurance that I get through work.  It costs me about $90 annually.  The insurance covers an annual exam and comes with an allowance … Continue reading

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Day 78 – 22 days ’til spring

A couple weeks ago I mentioned how I’ve been corresponding with a soldier in Northern Afghanistan.  Yesterday I received this plea from the Adopt A Soldier team: Hello Fellow Supporters: We need MANY MORE supporters to take on some of … Continue reading

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Day 77 – 23 days ’til spring

Day 76 spending = $40 (gas) This countdown has passed the quarter pole and is heading into the homestretch (68 days ‘til the Kentucky Derby), so I think it’s time for another check on the expense tracker: Type of Expense … Continue reading

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Day 76 – 24 days ’til spring

Day 75 spending = $16.15 (dining out) I found an article from The Motley Fool titled 100 Startling Facts About the Economy. Here are a few of those facts that I thought might appeal to my readers: • According to … Continue reading

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Day 75 – 25 days ’til spring

Day 74 spending = $7.49 (groceries) Do you remember all those news stories at the start of the year about the bad flu season?  I would never make medical recommendations, but personally I choose to pass on flu shots.  I … Continue reading

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Day 74 – 26 days ’til spring

So, Thursday I spent $9.50 to celebrate National Sticky Bun Day.  Now how do I categorize that expense?  Was it groceries?  Sticky buns are food and I did eat them, although, I gave away more than I ate.  Does that … Continue reading

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