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Story Time: The Opening Paragraph

They said it couldn’t be done.  But as I lie here, only hours away from death, I’ve proven them all wrong  …and right.

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Summer Fund Raising – July Update

No bites on the Hoosier trucker hat yet or the furnace burner.  Revised the long-standing listing for my autographed Bob Hope joke book, but no nibbles there yet either. Have not heard back from the survey panel submissions. No luck … Continue reading

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Heavy Metal Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland recently announced the members of their next class: Joan Baez Electric Light Orchestra Journey Pearl Jam Tupac Shakur Yes While all are worthy of recognition (some more than others) not all of them … 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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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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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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Free wine! …and art, too

Photography has been an interest and a creative outlet for me since I was little.  Last year I joined a photography group to re-spark that interest.  The group is big on exhibits.  Every month there’s another exhibition or 2 that … Continue reading

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Cashing in on used books

If you’re an avid reader like my girlfriend and I are you likely face the same 2 issues as us: What to do with all the books now that we’re done with them (especially if space is at a premium … Continue reading

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Buying in advance to save for the future

I’ve been drag racing since my sophomore year in college.  Back then you could take any car off the street, compete, and keep your costs relatively low. But today people are putting more and more money into their vehicles and … Continue reading

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Volunteering: Getting Into Great Events For Cheap

Ever been interested in attending an event but wasn’t sure the cost would be worth it?  Maybe it cost too much.  Or maybe you were going for the first time but don’t like travelling alone and didn’t have anybody to … Continue reading

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