Tagged: money

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People Can Die From Exposure

[The first in a pair–perhaps later a series?–of articles about work, ownership and compensation online. What I have to say is nothing new, but hopefully can add to the growing chorus of voices about it.] Recently Wil Wheaton went off...

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coffee: hurry up and wait

I know this is sort of a Generation X and New Coffee Generation blasphemy, but isn’t it a bit weird that we have an entire industry devoted–mostly–to selling brewed coffee? Not that I don’t partake as much as the next...

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comics: Saving the Day

Nothing quite like free comic books, right? Not just on Free Comic Book Day–coming up this Saturday, in fact–but the comics you could get by sending in UPC labels, or packaged in breakfast cereal, or handed out at school or...

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deal: or no deal?

Daily deal sites seem like a great idea, until the establishment changes the rules on-the-fly and without warning…

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video: Told You So

It’s that time again. Are you ready for some Super Bowl commercials?! These spots probably won’t make it to the air…

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health: I paid for this!?

I’ve decided that one should not schedule medical appointments–among other things–on April Fools Day. This is not to say that your doctor is going to try to play a prank on you, it’s just that on a day when you’re...

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etiquette: telephone 101

Just a quick informal poll: You’re calling someone for the first time who has no reason to expect a phone call from you. Once they answer, how would you–the caller–begin your part of the call?

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caveat emptor: minimum what!?

Let me start off by saying that any business attempting to force a minimum purchase to use a credit card–while not illegal–is often in violation of their agreement with credit card issuers. A merchant can attempt to offset some business...

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caveat emptor: Starbucks quietly raised prices

Since I’m living so close to the office now, I’ve been trying to be good and brew my coffee at home in the mornings. I used to hate this when it involved a metro ride since my travel mug doesn’t...

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media: recycling IS bad!

It’s not very difficult for me to feel vindicated, but I often set my sights fairly low, so it’s more of a laidback vindication. It mostly involves discovering a copy of a TV show or ad that only I–or 2...

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peeves: math is hard…

I just popped down to our in-house cafeteria to grab a bit of lunch. My total comes up $5.14 and I hand over a $5 and a $1, already working out the change in my head and wondering in what...

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money: compromised?!

Ooooh, that’s not good. Or I guess it is since they seem to be on the case in notifying me about it and taking action. I’m usually pretty obsessive about checking my accounts and because of the Amazon points I...

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internet tv: no more free Hulu?

While this is likely barely in the development or planning stages, it would still be very inconvenient and unfortunate. DailyFinance: Soon, you’ll have to pay for Hulu. Speaking last night at an Internet Week event sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter,...

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caffeine: easier to homebrew than meth!

I have been happily stickin’ it to the man for over a week now. After a friend showed me the travel mug that had become part of their daily morning routine, I was curious, but not sold. Then I priced...

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shopping: zombie attack!

That’s sort of what it felt like when Michael and I went to Macy’s yesterday for a bit of shopping. We were fine in the bedding/linens area, and no one approached us in kitchen/housewares. When we got up to the...