Author Archives: Mitch

Free Root Beer Floats, Compliments of A&W Restaurants!

Aug. 6 is National Root Beer Float Day and A&W Restaurants is celebrating by handing out free root beer floats at all of their locations from 2pm until closing. You and a friend can also win free floats for a year by … Continue reading

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Why I love paying bills

I love paying bills and look forward to each new one that comes in the mail.  Seriously. When I tell people this, it’s usually greeted by eye rolls or an I-don’t-think-this-boy’s-right-in-the-head look. But really, I DO like paying my bills.  … Continue reading

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From Wired.com: T-Mobile’s Free Pokémon Go Data Isn’t Worth the Trouble

I’m not into phone-based games and was born a little too early to be part of the original Pokémon craze, so when Pokémon Go made big headlines last week I was curious enough to find out what it is but not … Continue reading

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DxO Lens Correction Software – The best photographic investment I ever made

A few weeks ago I gave my friend Bob from The Dragtime News the link to the Nikon Image Space folder where I house my NHRA Summernationals photographs.  His (awesome!) website is dedicated to drag racing, especially Sportsman and Bracket … Continue reading

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Win a Free 1 Oz. Silver Coin from CoinWeek (CoinWeek Connections Giveaway #131)

One of my favorite online numismatic publications, CoinWeek, is holding another free contest.  This time it’s for a Terminator Silver Reverse Proof coin.  Made from 1 oz. of .999 silver with a limited mintage of only 5000 pieces. To enter, just … Continue reading

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Scratchers (or “How I stopped the Commodities Exchange in 6 easy steps”)

Enough time has gone by that I think it’s safe to put this story in writing… The summer after I graduated high school I got a summer job as a runner on the floor of NYCOMEX (the New York Commodities … Continue reading

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July 12 is Amazon Prime Day

Amazon recently announced via a press release that their 2nd Annual Prime Day will be on Tuesday, July 12. According to the press release, “Prime Day will feature more than 100,000 deals worldwide exclusively for Prime members, making it the … Continue reading

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Arbitrage – or Buying-to-Sell

Prior to Brexit, I had intended to buy a few hundred dollars in British Pounds as an investment.  Unfortunately, my day job got in the way and I never got around to it.  Fast forward a week and the Pound … Continue reading

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The effect of Brexit on currency exchange rates

Global markets went into a tailspin today a day after Great Britain voted to exit the European Union.  The transition may take up to 2 years but the effects are already being felt. The financial markets tumbled.  Other countries are … Continue reading

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Making money with your car without having to deal with people

If you want to make a few extra dollars on the side there’s plenty you can do with your car, truck, or van – make deliveries, move large items for people, become a Uber/Lyft driver, or lease your car to … Continue reading

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