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The Service Engine Light: Your Mechanics Dirty Little Secret
Sun, 05/31/09 | 87 Comments
The Service Engine Light: Your Mechanics Dirty Little Secret

Troubleshoot the Check Engine Light for Free
Even if you find a good mechanic, if you’re like me, you shiver at the thought of paying hundreds of dollars for major vehicle repairs. Well, the dreaded ‘service …

Is the Peace Corps a Legit Alternative to Getting a Job?
Mon, 05/25/09 | 50 Comments
Is the Peace Corps a Legit Alternative to Getting a Job?

Could a Peace Corps job be for you?
Despite nearly a 4.0 GPA at a respected university, resume counseling, and mock interview practice, I had a very hard time finding a job upon graduation. After a …

Comcast’s Kryptonite Discovered
Tue, 05/12/09 | 26 Comments
Comcast’s Kryptonite Discovered

How to Cut your Comcast Bill
I was 0-for-2 in previous attempts with Comcast to get a break on my cable bill. I had no leverage. Comcast knows that they’re the only cable provider game in …

How to Get Free Landscaping Work Done Using Craigslist
Mon, 05/4/09 | 11 Comments
How to Get Free Landscaping Work Done Using Craigslist

Getting Free Landscaping on Craigslist
Here’s a short, but sweet Craigslist power user tip: put what you want to get rid of on Craigslist.
My wife and I are doing some landscape work and we had a …

The Economics of Owning a Motor Scooter Vs. a Car
Sun, 05/3/09 | 59 Comments
The Economics of Owning a Motor Scooter Vs. a Car

How Much Does it Cost to Own a Motor Scooter (Moped)?
Back in the fall, I sold one of our two cars. My wife and I were both riding the bus to and from work, and …


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