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Should you Give Money to Panhandlers?
Wed, 07/7/10 | 26 Comments
Should you Give Money to Panhandlers?

Giving Money to Panhandlers: A Question of Ethical Principles (or Tugged Emotions)
Panhandlers, beggars, the homeless, street bums, human beings… call them what you will, but lets just categorize them as ‘people in the streets asking …

Stop Wasting Money on Electricity! Your Guide to Identifying & Unplugging Standby Power Appliances
Thu, 07/1/10 | 10 Comments
Stop Wasting Money on Electricity! Your Guide to Identifying & Unplugging Standby Power Appliances

Roughly 10% or more of your electrical bill comes from appliances that you have ‘turned off’. Not pissed yet? Try this – according to the U.S. Department of Energy, 75% of appliance energy use comes …

How Much is your Time Worth? When Outsourcing your Life Makes Sense Financially
Tue, 04/13/10 | 17 Comments
How Much is your Time Worth? When Outsourcing your Life Makes Sense Financially

Ever sat there spending 3 hours cleaning your house or apartment on a beautiful sunny weekend day because you simply didn’t have any other time to do it? Or maybe you spent two hours mowing …

REI Review: Why the Lifetime REI Membership was Worth the Money
Wed, 03/24/10 | 38 Comments
REI Review: Why the Lifetime REI Membership was Worth the Money

Paid memberships are a tricky game. You know, the ones whereby paying a one-time, annual, or monthly fee you open up the possibility for potential savings or other benefits.
I’ve justified the purchase of three paid …

American Paternity & Maternity Leave vs. The Rest of the World
Mon, 03/8/10 | 48 Comments
American Paternity & Maternity Leave vs. The Rest of the World

Work/life balance in the form of supportive national and employee benefit plans is something that the United States has sorely lacked, especially in comparison to other developed economies. Corporate lobbies have made it so.
Nowhere (other …

Avoid Putting your Bridesmaids & Groomsmen in Debt
Sun, 01/31/10 | 17 Comments
Avoid Putting your Bridesmaids & Groomsmen in Debt

If you’re in that twenty to thirty-something age range, odds are that you have friends and family who are getting married. If you are close with any of them, there’s a good chance you will …


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