Recently a Student? Take Advantage of these Education Tax Credits & Deductions in 2014 & 2015
Thu, 01/29/15 | 7 Comments

The readership here is heavy on those completing school for the first time and going back to school to further their education. So I’ve updated this post to reflect the 2014 and 2015 calendar years.
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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 | 98 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 | 51 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 | 60 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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