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Netflix, Qwikster, & the Official Guide to Killing your Customer Base
Wed, 09/21/11 | 16 Comments
Netflix, Qwikster, & the Official Guide to Killing your Customer Base

Watching Netflix management make mistake after mistake has kind of been like watching a painful blooper reel of a viral YouTube video that makes you cringe – e.g. some guy doing a backflip off his …

Would you do your Job if you Didn’t Get Paid for it? (reader poll)
Sat, 09/10/11 | 20 Comments
Would you do your Job if you Didn’t Get Paid for it? (reader poll)

“If you wouldn’t do your job for free, then find a new one.”
I’m not sure who originally came up with this notion, but I’ve heard a number of my colleagues and a number of writers …

Becoming Vegetarian on the Cheap
Wed, 09/7/11 | 9 Comments
Becoming Vegetarian on the Cheap

My wife and I have been mostly vegetarian for a number of years now. I very occasionally eat poultry (holidays), I eat seafood, and I eat dairy as well. So I’m not a strict vegetarian, …

5 BIG Reasons to Start Selling your Stuff Today
Thu, 09/1/11 | 5 Comments
5 BIG Reasons to Start Selling your Stuff Today

My purging process around the house came to a near conclusion last week with a good ole’ fashion garage sale, and I followed up with some garage sale tips. I was able to pocket over $200 while …

How to Negotiate a Lower Comcast Bill
Sat, 08/27/11 | 55 Comments
How to Negotiate a Lower Comcast Bill

Comcast had thrown me for a bit of a loop lately. The live-chat method had always worked for me in getting discounts and promotions on Comcast services, but lately they’ve been sticklers.
I had written a …

Emergency Savings: is 6 Months Still Enough?
Wed, 08/17/11 | 23 Comments
Emergency Savings: is 6 Months Still Enough?

I was perusing unemployment duration data on the BLS website recently (yes, this is what personal finance bloggers do) and noticed that in the month of July, the average duration of unemployment was up to …


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