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Manners & Money: Gift Registries

by Mike on March 12, 2010

Manners & Money is a mini-series about etiquette, social norms, manners, and how it effects our financial decisions. Have you ever spent more than you wanted in order to avoid “social awkwardness”. Are some of your frugal habits frowned upon by others in your social circle? Let’s discuss! The topic for today is Gift Registries […]


Manners & Money Series

by Mike on March 7, 2010

I thought it would be fun to publish a mini-series called “Manners & Money”. This series will discuss situations in which manners, etiquette, or the social norm dictates our money decisions. Dave Ramsey, author of Total Money Makeover often says Normal is broke…I’d rather be weird. Easier said than done Mr. Ramsey! Too often, peer […]


How a FREE Raffle Cost Me $70

by Mike on February 5, 2010

So there I was on Christmas eve with a few gifts left to pick up. My day and route was already planned because I don’t really like shopping. I prefer to go into a store and pick up what I need and get out. I had 4 gifts left to purchase, a Palm Pre for […]