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Money Tune Tuesday: 32 Pennies

I am a huge fan of hair bands/glam metal. I have been since I’m 11 years old. In fact, the double bill of Poison and Warrant was the first concert I was allowed to attend by myself (1990, Nassau Coliseum. I think I was almost 13). As a quasi-metal head, it is only fitting that like many others, I was saddened to hear the news of Jani Lane’s passing last week. A radio DJ […] Continue Reading…

Money quotes, movie quotes

I’m not feeling so hot today. I think it’s the fact that it’s been raining for 3 straight days. Something I like to do when I’m not feeling well and I’m stuck in the house is watch movies. I love movies. I love to quote movies. In fact, I suffer from what some call Movie Tourette’s. I will randomly spout movie lines, and I can usually find one for every situation (I find this […] Continue Reading…

Frivolous? Perhaps. Worth it? Definitely.

I try not to buy books. I don’t like to buy something I’ll read once and most likely never even look at again (in fact, this is one of my main reasons why I haven’t purchased an e-reader). I’m all for sharing books but no one I know seems to have my taste in books. So I can’t justify spending the money. Usually.Sometimes, however, I’ll come across a book like this:And this:And most importantly, […] Continue Reading…

Creating a menu plan

The following is a reprint from my now inactive blog, The Empty Kitchen. Creating a menu plan is far and away the easiest way to save money on groceries. A menu plan lets you know exactly what you’re eating, helps you create a list for your weekly grocery shopping and, because it covers all meals and snacks and spells out all the ingredients you’ll need for your meals, it keeps you from stopping at the […] Continue Reading…

Car trouble? No problem!

While driving on the New Jersey Turnpike last week, a rock struck my windshield leaving a small crack. I knew it was going to have to be taken care of but no more so than today when I walked out to my car and saw how the crack had somehow, magically, spread overnight. But you know what? It’s OK. Why? Because I have a car maintenance/emergency fund.After the debacle with the free car and […] Continue Reading…