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Posts Tagged ‘money’


 

 

Ostentatious

I've been thinking a lot lately about ostentation and the reasons so many people treat money in ways that to me seem very reckless. When it comes down to it, I think the primary driving factor is external validation. People who spend money in irresponsible ways tend to do so ...
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Smartphone

Updated 2/1/13: After actually using Ting for a while it turns out that my estimate of my monthly bill was a bit off. By using wifi when possible and making creative use of Google Voice and SipGate, my monthly Ting bill is going to be $15-25. Which means I'll recoup ...
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Roku Developer Contest

Roku announced a developer contest this week and I want to win it. There are some talented people working on the platform, so the competition will be formidable, but I have a plan. By sheer coincidence, the rules of this contest seemingly play right into my habit of not ...
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Splurge

Now that I've opted out of buying an Android phone any time soon, the chunk of money that had been earmarked for that little indulgence is burning a hole in my pocket. Christmas, my birthday, and tax refunds all come within a month or two of each other. As ...
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Chase’d

Many moons ago, when I first entered the post-collegiate world, I got myself a Discover Card. It appealed to me because it had the best rewards program for my spending habits. The Discover card gave me 1% back on everything I charged with it. In addition, it gave me ...
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To Buy or Not to Buy

I'm seriously infatuated with the Samsung Reclaim. It's made from 80% recycled materials and 40% of the case is corn based bio-plastic. The packaging is made from 70% recycled material and the manual is online only. The only thing missing is an integrated solar panel. I've had my LG ...
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Amen, Brother!

I couldn't agree more! I don't care what the effects on the overall economy are, my tax dollars absolutely should not be used to bail out my dumbass neighbors with the expensive cell phones and the tacky gold trimmed Escalade who bought more house than they could afford while ...
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Sorry, Steve

It just dawned on me that it's been over a year since I made a substantial purchase from my favorite fruity electronics company. The last time I spent more than $100 at Apple was in October, 2007 when I bought the iPod touch. This is the longest I've gone... ...
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It Pays to Discover

My Discover card doesn't expire till October of 2009. Even so, Discover did not hesitate to send me a new card earlier this year. At the time I postulated that it was nothing more than a ploy to get me to call them to activate the new card so ...
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Good Money After Bad?

Not surprisingly, the Feds have siezed control of $1.5 trillion of American mortgage debt. I'm not here to say whether this is good or bad. It just is. This mess had to shake out one way or another and this may very well be the best way to minimize ...
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