Why are some people proud of going further into debt? It seems like every other week, someone I know is bragging about their new car on Facebook. Was I sleeping when borrowing money became some sort of accomplishment? Here’s why you didn’t really get a new car. All you got was a payment.
Anyone who knows me knows that I absolutely hate politics. I hate politics so much that I refuse to commit to a political party and ignore anything and everything that is overtly partisan. I’m probably a libertarian, but I don’t really want to commit to that either. I just want to think what I think, you know? I […]
Dearest Comcast, When I started writing this open letter, I wasn’t sure how to begin. I mean, you’ve shown me exactly how little you value me as a customer through your various actions (and non-actions) – which have included everything from hanging up on me, to mailing me crap I didn’t want, and not showing up for appointments. All […]
A couple of months ago, I wrote about why I’m not a stay-at-home mom. And believe me, it wasn’t all that controversial. I basically just outlined the reasons that I have chosen to work despite the fact that I have kids. If you want to read that post, you can find it here: The Daycare Dilemma: What […]
“You’ve got to be fu*#ing kidding me.” That’s my new favorite phrase. Though I blurted it out several times on Sunday night, I’m not simply reserving this new catchphrase for errant football snaps or Percy Harvin kick returns. Nope. I’ve found several real-life instances in which I’ve been able to utter this most eloquent of new maxims. Let me explain.
I’m starting to feel like I am being secretly videotaped on that old MTV show, Boiling Points. And let me give you a hint; my boiling point is currently T-minus zero seconds when it comes to billing errors. I have had so many billing errors in the past few years that I sometimes wonder if I am being punished […]
A few months ago, I signed up for the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Visa card in order to churn for the sign up bonus. The deal was this: spend $2000 in three months and earn $800 in flights or $500 in gift cards. I had originally planned on using the rewards for flights. However, I determined […]
Well, it’s that time of year again. Winter is coming. That means it’s time to buy your children, family, and friends stuff that they don’t really want or need….all in the name of Christmas. I have never understood how a beautiful religious holiday turned into the giant push for mass consumerism. Still, I plan on participating to a […]
Unless you’ve been in a coma, everybody in the United States knows that today is election day. It is freedom’s crowning achievement. It is the day when each of us gets to express his views at the ballot box. We choose our leaders to make decisions that will affect all of our lives. Tens of […]
I’m not sure what is wrong with me this week. I don’t know, maybe I’m just crabby. Maybe I’m tired of hearing my kids whine. Or, maybe, I’m just fed up with crap. Whatever it is, I’m getting riled up over everything lately…and nothing irritates me more than people making poor financial decisions and not taking any responsibility for […]