Category Archives: Finance

My Morning as a Pin Cushion at OHSU

This morning I received my flu shot, got a tetanus booster, and as part of a typical annual wellness assessment had blood drawn to learn my vital statistics. This will help me to save money on my health insurance next … Continue reading

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US Bank Customer Service Failure

"Your card is declined, sir." The words rang through my ears. I was dumbstruck. Jovially I asked that the card be run again. Same result. I could see it in her eyes, feel it from the faces of the people … Continue reading

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Saving Money by riding the Bus

For the first two weeks in my new job I have been taking the bus to and from work. Not really knowing how the costs would work out I bought a monthly pass for May. For $88 it covers all … Continue reading

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This just makes me want to cry…

As I follow the unfolding story about the AIG bonus loophole, I find the emotional mix that results to be most alarming.  The giant company that “could never fail” has failed not once but twice now, and after now being … Continue reading

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January Budget

The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.  We exited the Christmas financial bleed looking pretty good.  We’d avoided putting anything on credit and had sufficient remaining funds in January to have a clean month and still put … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas 2008

Merry Christmas to all! A shot from our morning here in Klamath Falls.

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10 Reasons to Love a Downturn

Ted Murphy wrote an excellent post on 10 reasons to love a downturn. I especially like “Spend time with your family and friends. Enjoy each other and create a support network to get through to better financial times.”  What a … Continue reading

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Dinner and drinks for 1.2 billion dollars

Wow: http://blameitonthevoices.blogspot.com/2008/10/zimbabwe-dinner-tab.html You have to wonder where this will end. I feel really bad for the people of Zimbabwe. They people there are powerless to stop the financial crisis happening around them. Thanks to @geoffrey_mcgill and the re-tweet from @shanselman … Continue reading

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Does it really matter?

I was talking with a friend of mine after writing my last blog post.  We talked about the presidential race, the current economic crisis, and the banks in Iceland, among a smattering of other popular topics of current interest.  My … Continue reading

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FreeCreditReport.com

We’ve all seen the advertisement….”shoulda gone to FREEEE credit report dot coowmmm” with the happy hippy college grad playing his banjo in a themed restaurant and then his beater car.  The principles offered in the commercial of monitoring your credit … Continue reading

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