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Get Ready for Your Energy Bills to Skyrocket

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

From today’s WSJ: The Obama administration plans to block the construction of new coal-fired power plants unless they are built with novel and expensive technology to capture greenhouse-gas emissions, according to people familiar with a draft proposal. Further… The person and others briefed on the rule said such stringent limits would ban new coal plants, […]

Question of the Day: I’m In Sales. Do I Need a Fancy Car?

Monday, April 15th, 2013

The following question was published in this weekend’s WSJ: Dear Dan, I don’t care about cars, never have. But I’m a sales executive, and people tell me I should own a nice car (BMW, Mercedes, etc.) to enhance my credibility to both my customers and sales team. I can afford either but would rather save […]

New York Times “Backyard Paradise”

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

I walked out Sunday morning to find a copy of the New York Times in my driveway. Those of you who know me, know that I’m probably not a big fan of the NY Times. Regardless, I looked through the paper. I did find a couple of things interesting. One of them was an article […]

MSN: 12 Things That Will Cost You More in 2013

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Oh goody! MSN lists 12 things that will cost more in 2013. Some of them aren’t a big deal. Food, however, is a big deal. Their list: • Cars • Food • Grain • Health insurance premiums • High-end TVs and home theater systems • Computers • Copper • Smartphones • Daily deals • College […]

Humor: Why So Many People Have No Money…

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Jeremy posted this on facebook and I had to share it with you: Is it any wonder why people are poor? Oh, and by the way… I don’t think the iPhone 5 is much better than the iPhone 4s, which wasn’t much better than the iPhone 4.

That Keurig Coffee You Buy is VERY EXPENSIVE!

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

We bought a Keurig Vue for my wife to replace our Tassimo. When we first got it, I thought that I might use it too. I really liked the Italian Blend. But, after buying several boxes, I started thinking about how expensive it was to drink coffee that way. Each Italian Blend box holds 12 […]

Looking at the Math of Season Passes

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Right now I’m on the Schlitterbahn website looking at ticket prices. We’re a family of five. We would need 4 adult tickets and one child ticket. Their one-day prices are $42.99 for adults and $31.99 for kids. It would cost us $204.95 (plus taxes and any other charges) to visit the park one time as […]

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