September 2008

After 4 months, we STILL don’t have our wedding pictures.

September 30, 2008

Can you believe that? FOUR months and nothing, not even our proofs. I’ve been hoping to resolve this for a few weeks now, but sadly it looks like it’s finally gotten to me. What makes it worse is that we had finally gotten a hopeful response last week, but then THAT failed as well. Is it that hard to ask for something you’ve paid for […]

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The Dow plunges 777.68 points – largest EVER. (uh-oh)

September 29, 2008

I like to think i’m a pretty positive person here, but i do believe i have just peed myself. Time to get back to my book of accomplishments! (if you’re into torture, you can check out the story here.) ********update: Now that i’m home and out of work/commuting hell, i’ve rethunk my negativity here and now looking forward to a sexy come back 2morrow! Can […]

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Want to read something POSITIVE these days? Check it.

September 29, 2008

With all the gloom and doom surrounding our economy, i don’t blame ya. Luckily though, i’ve stumbled upon something that may just help cure you while we wait for the top dogs to clean it all up. And it doesn’t cost ya a penny! I’ve been doing it for a good month now, and it actually IS helping me put things in perspective. Everyone’s different […]

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Suze Orman, Oprah, You, Me – we’re all in bed with the FDIC.

September 26, 2008

And that’s because the sexy FDIC covers a lot of our money :) I tried to avoid bringing it up since it’s been covered a good 3,000,300,40405,490u002945 times already in the media, but sadly i’m just plum out of ideas to blog about today. And the truth of the matter is, the FDIC does in fact play a major role these days. So today i […]

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Save gas and drive the home stretch w/out hitting the pedal!

September 25, 2008

FiveCentNickel had an excellent post this morning on improving your gas mileage by slowing down. It’s one of those “theories” out there that people are always trying to prove themselves, and Nickel did it! To be honest, I really dont’ have the patience to track it myself, BUT his post DID remind me of my newest challenge. It’s kind of dumb really, but it’s one […]

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Verizon Wireless will soon go without Early Termination Fees!

September 24, 2008

HOT DOGS! Just scooped this up from Consumerist: “Verizon has announced that they will begin offering monthly cellphone plans with no early termination fees. Consumers wishing to take advantage of the plans will be required to pay full price for a phone, or provide their own phone, as Verizon will not be subsidizing the cost of handsets.” If you already have a plan, like i […]

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$111,645 is the magic # for the Obama vs McCain tax debate.

September 24, 2008

If you make less than $111,645 a year, Obama will put more money in your pocket if elected. If you make more (besides being a lucky s.o.b! haha…), then McCain is your man on this one. At least, that’s what Smart Money Mag is saying this month. What i like about this statement is that it is simple. It’s saying “here’s a # that you […]

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I’ve been asked for money 3 times within 24 hours! wtf?

September 23, 2008

Do i have a sign on me saying, “i hate money”? I know i just wrote about how i’ll be donating $25 every month now, but it seems like people are coming out of the woodwork thinking i’m some sort of p.i.m.p. now. And to clarify, i’m not…yet ;) But for the second morning in a row now, i have literally been stopped in my […]

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I once spent $40.00 on a bottle of water… Bling H2O.

September 22, 2008

Every now and then I come across something pretty damn funny that reminds me of my former self. I usually then pat myself on the back and wonder if I’m as funny/cool/interesting as I was back when that “something” happened. But today, I didn’t know whether to punch myself in the face, or nervously laugh it off. There’s no doubt about it – before ’08, […]

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We give $100 for all wedding presents now. Is that legit?

September 19, 2008

I mean, gifts shouldn’t really “matter” in theory, but i know life dictates otherwise ;) I mention this (again) only because it’s been coming up a few times with all our weddings we still have – from both “real” friends, and fellow bloggers and other internet folk. We used to be hardcore fans of the whole registry phenomenon, but ever since we had our own […]

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Texting is the newest, CHEAPEST, way to entertain yourself!

September 18, 2008

If texting were a girl, i’d be in deep trouble ;) There’s no way i’d remain faithful! haha…Seriously, if you ever find yourself bored and/or looking for a CHEAP way to entertain yourself, whip out that cell phone of yours and start texting! Text old friends, new friends, lost friends, ex’s, co-workers, you name it. If they know you, they’d *hopefully* be glad to hear […]

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The Top 10 Biggest Bankruptcy Cases in US History.

September 17, 2008

You can’t really do anything with this, but it sure does give you a quick scope of how dreary this week’s major crisis was! I saw this on Consumerist, who saw it on CNBC, and you can now see it on here ;) Again, i post it just for shock value…unfortunately i don’t have a way to spin this one positively: The Top 10 Biggest […]

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All about the life insurance today. Too many people dying :(

September 17, 2008

I don’t know why people seem to pass away around the same times, but i don’t like it. One of my neighbors recently left, and now a friend’s father this week – both from cancer. So while i keep trying to avoid thinking about death and such, it’s been all over my mind today. Soooo, i figured it was about time i posted something about […]

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Tip # 318: Keep all your receipts for at least 3 months.

September 16, 2008

Or even a year if you can take it! This may sound like common sense to many of you, but i’m willing to bet that you or a neighbor don’t listen ;) I didn’t either until 4 years ago when all i needed was one freakin’ tiny piece of paper that could have saved me a good $200. i never found it, and i never […]

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