Tagged: money

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“All good things must come to an end.”

Bah! Star Trek: The Experience is closing! Star Trek: The Experience, Las Vegas’ premier interactive attraction will conclude its historic 11 year run at the Las Vegas Hilton on September 1, 2008. Since 1998, millions of guests have gone boldly...

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the end is nigh?

A bit of a gloomy story from a few days ago, but it brings together a lot of the separate comments I’ve heard recently. Is everything spinning out of control? Midwestern levees are bursting. Polar bears are adrift. Gas prices...

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Just let your Soul Glo…

A little joke from Sluggy Freelance that wouldn’t have felt like a joke a few months back. It’s sort of weird to not get any mail and that my daily number of phone calls has dropped about 99%, but if...

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money: blind people are not all like Daredevil

This one seems like a no-brainer to me. Has it really taken them this long to figure that out? The U.S. discriminates against blind people by printing paper money that makes it impossible for them to distinguish the bills’ value,...

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travel: You’re grounded!

I’m no good at traveling, I rarely take vacations sometimes because I either don’t want to go on my own but mainly that I have no head for making the arrangements. Trying to wrangle good air deals and good hotel...

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at the pumps: disbelief or a lack of forethought?

I know this shouldn’t make me laugh, but it’s more a reaction to the absurdity of the state of things. Small service stations are running into a problem as gasoline marches toward $4 a gallon in the United States: Thousands...

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on the metro: Excuse me, Sir? Sir? Sir?

I had a bit of light entertainment that went all sour on my metro ride in this morning. The car had a beggar, a pretty aggressive one. Had he not been saying anything, it wouldn’t have been apparent that he...

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Bits and Bobs

I barely pay attention to the screen when I set Pandora, actually its mashup cousin Pandora.fm, to a station and let it go, but some of my recent choices have been pulling up really old school tunes. While switching tabs...

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Giving up the bean… again

I’m giving up my daily trip to Starbucks… I must be insane, right? I was playing around with some of the trends and graphs in Mint yesterday and for fun I looked at what my spending at Starbucks was over...

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Economo-Stimulo Powers, Activate!

Fredo already mentioned one store giving back 10% extra if you cash/spend your economic stimulus check there. The Bargainist just came out with an updated list of ways to get more with your check including retailers giving bonuses, cashing the...

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Fiscal Responsibility and You! *zzzzz*

After all that debt nonsense, the last thing I need is a new credit card… or is it? That’s the problem with the mystical credit score, you know what can obviously help it, but beyond that you can barely tell...

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It ain’t like Judge Judy!

Small Claims Court is boring. I thought I’d be nervous or annoyed but no, just bored. I’ve learned my lesson though. All my outstanding debts are getting paid off ASAP! Even though the majority of people I encountered today were...

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Foggy Day in DC

Foggy, in a fog, haven’t the foggiest… all very appropriate phrases for today, for me at least. Oddly enough I had a good night’s sleep last night, though in terms of dreams it was very strange. Some very odd tales,...

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“…restore the integrity of the game.”

Releasing a report that links some of baseball’s best to the use of performance-enhancing substances, former Sen. George Mitchell said Thursday it is critical that Major League Baseball restore the integrity of the game. — CNN: Clemens, Pettitte named in...