Saving Energy to lower monthly bills


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A month ago I received an unpleasant piece of mail. The energy bill arrived and it was $30 more than it had been. And its graph highlighted that the price of the bill was increasing a little each month, though never $30 all at once. It was a shock to the system, something needed to […]

September 27, 2017

I can’t believe I forgot to talk about Student Loans


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I’ve been talking about my student loans for years. It seems like it’s been a very slow process of whittling away at them to the point where they’re manageable. And what I consider slow is probably blazing fast for the average person. I mean, I rarely paid the minimum due each month and there would […]

July 10, 2017

Raises


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I’m no stranger to getting a raise. Part of that stems from the fact that I haven’t really been at a job more than two years. It’s easy to start someone low and then bump them up early on. I’m guessing if I stick around any place long enough, the raises would taper off. Presently, […]

December 28, 2016

Frustration


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I’ve been so frustrated lately with everything. I don’t like it. The worst part is, I can’t really pinpoint what is making me frustrated. And that just makes me more frustrated. I’m usually pretty good at knowing what’s going on in my head. I can explain my actions easily. But this business of not knowing […]

December 8, 2016

Holiday Spending


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December is a rough month. Every year it’s the same. I promise myself I’m going to be reasonable and not buy tons of gifts and only get one gift per person. But December comes and goes and I end up having spent a small fortune on gifts. How do I stop? Why do I do […]

December 7, 2016

Taxes Have Been Paid Off


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Yesterday was a big day for me. Yesterday, I paid off the government. You might recall, I had a bit of an issue with taxes earlier this year. Due to my correctly filling out a tax form, my paycheck did not have any taxes taken out of it. It resulted in me owing more than […]

August 7, 2014

How Peace Corps Caused Me to Owe Taxes


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See that title? That was trying to draw people in by crying wolf. It worked, I hope. But really, Peace Corps is the reason I ¬†owe taxes of about $4,500 right now, sorta. It’s a mix of a few things and none of it really can be resolved other than by me cutting a check. […]

March 4, 2014

Rehabbing the Nighthawk


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Motorcycles are a blessing and a curse for me. A blessing because the allow me to feel free. I can open the throttle and feel the wind all around me. I can see the ground racing past me. Death and life surround me while I’m on my bike. It’s thrilling and I wouldn’t trade the […]

May 21, 2013