Weekly Roundup – Adding Injury to Insult Edition

Last week I wrote about how our local Urgent Care sent us to collections for a medical bill that wasn’t actually overdue. And then Friday night I slipped while helping set up some stuff for a school function and sliced my knee open on a metal grate. Thus, I ended up having to go back […]


Conservation Fund: Matching Donations Followup

Well, it’s Saturday and my offer to match donations to The Conservation Fund has now expired. There were a few last minute donations that brought the total up to $750 (not including the match). Thanks to the following bloggers/readers who contributed: Steve T Rocket Dollar Blueprint for Financial Prosperity rocketc MoneyNing Ask Dong The Good […]


Signed up for Amazon Prime

Last week we took the plunge and signed up for Amazon Prime. In case you’re not familiar with Amazon Prime, it’s: “An exclusive membership program that gives you and your family the benefits of unlimited express shipping on eligible Amazon.com purchases.” It costs $79/year to join. In return for your membership fee, you get free […]


Look Before You Leap: Roth IRA Conversions in 2010

I’ve written previously about that fact that the income limits for Roth IRA conversions are going away in 2010. Given that we’re over the income threshold for making Roth IRA contributions, this seemed like great news…


Matching Donations, Update #3

Just a quick update on my offer to match contributions to The Conservation Fund. Two more people have taken me up on my offer: The Good Human A reader named Ben Without naming names and saying who gave what, we’re up to $425 (without the match), so there’s a good bit of room left to […]


Upselling at the Airport

I’m currently on the road at the tail end of a work-related trip. I arrived at the airport somewhat early this morning and, while checking in at the self-service kiosk, I was greeted by a message offering to bump me up to an earlier flight. Curious, I punched the button for more information. Sure enough, […]


Matching Donations, Update #2

Just a quick update on my offer to match contributions to The Conservation Fund. Three more bloggers have taken me up on my offer: rocketc MoneyNing Ask Dong Remember… This offer is good through Friday — and it’s good for readers, too. Click here for more details.


The Accidental Deadbeat

I’m a deadbeat. Or at least that’s what a local collection agency has been led to believe. Remember that call from a collection agency? As it turns out our local Urgent Care facility turned us over to collections less than a month after we received a bill from them.


Matching Donations Update

Just a quick update on my offer to match contributions to The Conservation Fund. The following bloggers have taken me up on my offer: Steve T Rocket Dollar Blueprint for Financial Prosperity Remember… This offer is good through Friday — and you don’t have to be a blogger to participate. Click here for more details.


Matching Donations to The Conservation Fund

In honor of Blog Action Day’s focus on the environment, I’ve decided to try and raise a bit of money for The Conservation Fund (details about the Fund are below). Here’s how it works… My family will match all donations made this week up to $1000 total (through Friday) with a donation of our own. […]