Cockamamy Indeed

“Oh you are SO lucky, you must be rich!”

February 27, 2013
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Got this email from a friend in response to my post on upgrades I’d make if I were rich, and it’s something I bet a lot of us can appreciate. No one likes a complainer who doesn’t want to do anything about their situation! Like all those people who bitch about politics but then never vote or take any action. Do you expect your complaints […]

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Money Lies And The Devil

January 9, 2013
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My friend Serena recently came out with a new blog about “getting your life straight” (so new, in fact, that there’s only 2 posts on it!), but her 2nd post really hit the nail on the head: Lying to ourselves about our money. Here were the top 5 lies she pointed out: Charging something now telling yourself you’ll pay it later when you get paid […]

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The Trillion Dollar COIN Cliff?

January 8, 2013
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UPDATE: The treasury has decided *not* to mint these ridiculous coins ;) In the span of the past hour and a half, TWO different people have emailed me articles on this  “trillion dollar platinum coin” thing that’s been circulating around the world wide webs… Of which I actually hadn’t heard of yet outside these two friends emailing me about it (thanks guys!). I do my […]

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Health Insurance Can Be a Bitch.

August 27, 2012
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Every time I think I can forget about my health insurance, something comes up and reminds me all over again how much I despise it.  I know it’s important and there’s nothing you can really do to avoid it unless you were billionaire or something, but I’m still gonna bitch and moan about it anyways cuz this is my blog and I can cry if […]

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SmartMoney Magazine Shuts Down!

August 21, 2012
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Nooooooo… SmartMoney was one of my favorite personal finance mags! Right up there with Kiplinger and Money, jeez… 20 years of publishing and that’s that. I don’t know if this was in the works for a while or not (after researching a little, it looks like they made the announcement in June?), but either way it’s a sad day for the publishing world indeed… as […]

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My Unfortunate Wedding Ring

June 27, 2012
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Something interesting happened the other day when I walked into our jewelry store. My wedding ring had been getting a bit funky again, so as always I went in where I bought it 4+ years ago and once again tried to get it replaced altogether. But like the previous 4 trips of me talking with a manager (I get a different one each time), the […]

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It’s Official Make Fun of Yourself Day!

February 17, 2012
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If there was one site I rarely looked at, it was FMyLife.com. There was just nothing about it that I found entertaining at all (it’s so depressing!), and for the life of me I couldn’t figure out why other people would either. That was, until I came across their “money” section ;) For the first time since that crazy site came out, I found myself […]

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7 Hilarious Ways to Waste Money

February 15, 2012
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And one of them I’ve already done! Haha… the “old J$” of course ;) But seriously, some of these things down below are just downright off the charts on the silly meter – and I give mad props to SmartMoney for bringing them to our attention all these months too. (They have this section in the back called “Dumb Money” which I’ve taken ’em all […]

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The Green Bay Packers Go Up For Sale and I Almost Fall For It.

December 7, 2011
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For anyone following the sick nasty Packers this season, they’re not only stompin’ everyone on the football field, but they’re now giving *anyone* a chance to OWN a part of their team as well!  That’s right, as of yesterday afternoon YOU too can own a piece of your very own NFL team :) Woop Woop! Of course, we all know that investing in my beloved […]

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The 7 Most Hated Fees & Price Bumps

December 5, 2011
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I was dozing off to Money magazine last night (cuz it was 3 a.m., not cuz it was boring! haha…) and one of the blurbs was on the their readers’ most hated fees and price bumps – which of course snapped me right back up ;)  Who doesn’t love to complain with their fellow man every now and then? Here’s what their 7 most annoying […]

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I’m Rich Cuz I Have a Lot of Credit Cards?

November 15, 2011
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Hahahhahaa…. that’s what I was just told at Auto Zone today!  I went in to pick up some WD-40 (the ol’ Caddy is getting a little squeaky in it’s old age) and the cashier told me “it must be nice” when I whipped out my money clip to pay. “Huh?  What must be nice?” I retorted back. “Having all them credit cards!  It must be […]

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And The Charges Just Keep on Coming…

October 19, 2011

Remember how United Airlines charged me for $75.00 against my will 2 months ago?  Well, it seems I’ve been on a bad luck streak ever since… not only is United STILL battling me on it (more to come in a bit) but I’m now facing off with Marriott and very briefly with American Express (it only took them 10 mins to solve my problem and […]

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Restaurants Now Charging $2.00 to Split The Check?!

October 17, 2011

I don’t know what’s going on lately, but I have now come across TWO different places that want to charge me for splitting the check.  I totally meant to bring it up the first time I caught it – a few months back while vacationing out in Delaware – but if your responses today are anything like it was when I tweeted about it (“WTF??”  […]

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Remember When I Won that Lawsuit?

October 12, 2011

Yeah, as suspected we won’t be seeing any of that money I’m afraid. Turns out the company went bust and all the money in their accounts magically disappeared around the same time we won the suit (imagine that?). Not that there was much in there anyways from what my sources say, but when the court order takes 6 WEEKS to push through, it’s not like […]

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