Monthly Archives: February 2014

Day 80 – 20 days ’til spring

I’ve learned that I am a transactor not a revolver. At the start of the year I wrote about the trouble I had getting my Experian credit report through http://www.annualcreditreport.com.  Much to my surprise, the site acknowledged my troubles and … Continue reading

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Day 79 – 21 days ’til spring

Wednesday there was a widely distribute AP story titled Winter ‘misery index’ ranks how bad winter has been; In beleaguered Detroit, it’s the worst In the story the misery index was explained. The index is based on cold temperatures and … Continue reading

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Day 78 – 22 days ’til spring

I can check off another box on my wish list. This one was a practical item for my kitchen.  Cooking for one can have benefits, but it also has some inconveniences.  Using a large oven to cook small meals is … Continue reading

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Day 77 – 23 days ’til spring

Not long ago I wrote that I would compensate for increased expenses by slightly decreasing the amount I put in savings.  I’ve rethought that idea. Rather than reduce the amount I’m having deducted from my paycheck, I’ve decided to reallocate … Continue reading

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Day 76 – 24 days ’til spring

Over the weekend I caught one of those cheesy late night/early morning investment commercials.  This one was advertising silver coins.  I had actually seen this ad several times, but this time I was paying attention. The commercial is either outdated … Continue reading

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Day 75 – 25 days ’til spring

The theory of relativity was in play Saturday. After the sun rose and melted the black ice on the roads, the temperature soared into the 50s.  Even with a strong breeze, it was one of the “balmiest” days I’ve felt … Continue reading

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Day 74 – 26 days ’til spring

Does anyone else find it odd that National Margarita Day is buried deep in winter?  I’m never really opposed to the thought of a margarita, but I can’t say I ever craved one in February unless I was somewhere on … Continue reading

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