Tag Archives: budgeting

Migrating Costco from Amex to Visa

So for years I’ve used my Costco Amex card for everything, because it gets me a Big Fat Check (usually around $80) by the end of the year. It’s the only credit card I use, and I pay it off … Continue reading

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Weekly Budget Snapshot

I reconcile my spending and track my budget every week. As part of my long-term financial plans, I’ll eventually be posting most of the details of my financial life online. This is a start: One of my current dilemmas is … Continue reading

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Taking Names in Triplicate

Today was wild hedonism followed by shitloads of paperwork. Paperwork is shit, but doing it well empowers our lives in important ways. After christening the yurt with Abigail this morning (*WOOT!*), I claimed $150 in lost money from the state … Continue reading

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Vehicle Expenses

In my last post I wanted to know how much it costs to operate my Geo Metro and Yamaha Vino in a year, so I could compare it to alternative methods of getting around.  I turns out that with Mint.com, … Continue reading

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Goodbye American iPhone Carriers!

Planned Obsolescence has once again reared it’s ugly head. My iPhone 3GS is so slow that its main function is make me angry. As a professional iOS developer, it’s actually advantageous to have the slowest phone people are still using, … Continue reading

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The Year in Review Teaser

Many Americans are in dire financial straights right now, and we’re all looking for ways to feel less stressed about money. I lost my nine year job at Freescale Semiconductor in late 2009, and have only had a “real job” … Continue reading

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Putting My Money Where My Mouth Is

I’ve decided to eliminate my Food and Entertainment budget! What? No more food for Scott? But who will make our favorite iPhone games if he starves?!? Nothing quite so drastic. So as part of basic fiscal discipline, I like to … Continue reading

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