It surprises me how often I hear people say that there is never anything to do locally and that they have to travel in order to find entertainment. When I hear people saying something like that I tell them about all of the things I have done in town and how many of them didn’t […]

Cost of Owning a Dog I’m sure most people understand that owning a pet can be expensive. Food adds up over time. Then there is the cost of a collar, leash, food bowl, water bowl, and toys. Those are the basics usually and some people can spend a lot more on additional items such as […]

I know, I know, it is almost unthinkable. What in the world would we possibly do with all of our time if we didn’t spend it watching TV. In all seriousness, I do believe it was a great decision to not hook up cable or satellite when I purchased my home 8 years ago. At […]

Not that long ago the dryer stopped drying and the first thing that went through my mind was “oh great one more thing to pay for”. Before I called someone to have it repaired I made a the decision to try to determine if I could figure out how to fix it myself. After researching […]

I just wanted to let the person who stole the spare tire from my pickup know that they are welcome. I truly hope it is as useful to you as it has been to me. After all I have had it for about six years and haven’t had to use it so you might as […]

I would say one of the easiest, and hardest, ways for me to reduce extra spending has been to cut back on the amount of times I go out to eat. I really do enjoy cooking but I also enjoy going out to eat. After all if I go out to eat I don’t have […]

This month happens to be one where both my girlfriend and I receive three paychecks. We have tried really hard to make sure we budget each month using money from what we will earn with two paychecks each. This means this month we have a 50% increase in income. Now we could go out and […]