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Previous generations of workers fought their butts off for paid vacation leave. Some succeeded in getting this essential employee benefit from their employers. Others did not.
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The Beginner’s Guide to Backpacking: Buying Backpacking Gear & Supplies
June 7, 2009 | 11 Comments
The Beginner’s Guide to Backpacking: Buying Backpacking Gear & Supplies

The Benefits of Backpacking
Whether doing a week-long trek through the Grand Canyon, or a two night weekend hike at a nearby state park, backpacking has a number of great benefits and is relatively cheap in …

The Service Engine Light: Your Mechanics Dirty Little Secret
May 31, 2009 | 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?
May 25, 2009 | 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
May 12, 2009 | 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
May 4, 2009 | 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
May 3, 2009 | 58 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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