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A Thought for My Pennies

Yesterday I took some change out of my pocket and put it on my desk. Later, when I went to pick it up again, I noticed that one of the pennies was smaller than the others. That couldn’t be right. … Continue reading

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Big Bully

April 17 was Tax Day, and it was an unpleasant day for us, thanks to the IRS audit. The reason we were audited is that we took the first-time homebuyer’s credit that was offered for 2008. We had bought a … Continue reading

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On the Way to the Bank

My man isn’t rich, but he has tons of money. He keeps it in bags, until the bags break. Ka-ching! Ka-chang! The coins hit the floor. There’s money on the ground. Oh no!

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Silly Chile

There isĀ  a funny story in the news today. The Chilean mint misspelled the name of their country on a 2008 coin design. I don’t know which is worse, the misspelling or that no one noticed it until late 2009!

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Just Leave It Alone

On our anniversary a few weeks ago, we went up to Boston for brunch at the Langham Hotel. We stuffed ourselves full of rich (and expensive) food, took a quick walk through Chinatown where we bought some moon cakes, and … Continue reading

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Insurance Woes

I got some bad news today. I asked how much it would cost to add my baby to my health insurance. I am still stunned at the answer. He will cost almost as much per month as a car payment … Continue reading

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Sweet Deal

It should not go unmentioned that we modified our mortgage loan yesterday. I know it sounds crazy. We just started payments on it late last year and it seems too soon to be making changes. But interest rates are lower … Continue reading

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Joke’s On Me

Isn’t it funny, especially at a time when the stock market is in the tank, that the word BROKERAGE can be separated into BROKE RAGE? I don’t know about you, but my stock portfolio has definitely made me poorer and … Continue reading

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In a Fix

People always say, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” In this modern world of disposable everything, we might as well drop the “If it ain’t broke” part. No one fixes broken things either. Not electronics or appliances. Not furniture … Continue reading

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Frugal Americans, Unite!

It ticked me off today when I read Fareed Zakaria’s comment that we (Americans) brought this financial crisis upon ourselves by consuming more than we produced and borrowing to make up the difference. Maybe some Americans did, but not me … Continue reading

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