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Is There a Stigma Against Separate Checks?

Tweet I ask because I saw an advice column in SELF magazine on how to deal with dining-with-friends-and-money situations, especially with the sticky situation of a friend who ordered a pricey entree and wants to split the bill with someone who munched on a salad. I don’t disagree with SELF’s advice, but perhaps dining out is more awkward […]

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The Personal Finances of RMS Titanic

Tweet This Saturday, April 14, 2012, was the 100th year anniversary of the sinking of RMS Titanic. Coincidentally, CB and I were in downtown San Diego that day and so we had to visit the Titanic exhibit at the San Diego National History Musueum. We paid $19.12 per person (a special pricing the Museum did […]

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20 Ideas for a Cheaper Night Out

Tweet Today’s guest post is by “Wojo” Kulicki, author of the personal finance blog Fiscal Fizzle. Thanks Wojo! A lot of young people love to go out—whether it’s clubbing, bar-hopping, eating out, or a wide variety of other expensive entertainment options. Some people can still afford it, but more and more are finding that their […]

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What One Night Costs at a Comedy Club

Tweet A few weekends ago CB and I went to see a show headlined by Edwin San Juan. It was my first time in a live comedy club, and it was a good time. But I also realized that it can be a really EXPENSIVE time. Cover charge: $20 / person. CB and I got […]

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The Game Theory of The Bachelor Pad

Tweet Game theory is all around us, especially in reality television. The field of game theory “attempts to mathematically capture behavior in strategic situations, or games, in which an individual’s success in making choices depends on the choices of others.” Don’t believe me? Just watch the ending of The Bachelor Pad. I caught the finale […]

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Guilty Financial Pleasure: keep your hobby on a budget and make money from it

Tweet This guest post was written by Go Banking Rates, bringing you informative personal finance content and helpful tools, as well as the best interest rates on financial services nationwide. Follow them on Twitter at @GoBankingRates. Living for the moment is a rule that some people love to live by. However, since the onset of […]

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Disney World Picture With Stitch

Tweet Our Disney World adventure concluded in December. Two months later, we finally printed out 200 – a fraction – of our pictures. Here’s one of my favorites. A Disney World vacation isn’t complete until you get pictures with some of its characters. I don’t normally like to wait for pictures, but since we were […]

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Disney World Recap

Tweet I realized that I haven’t really talked about my Disney World adventure (aside from the Dining Plan review) on this blog yet… and well, that oversight must be rectified! If you have any specific questions about Disney World, please ask away and I’ll do my best to answer. We Got To Disney World… CB […]

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Bubble Calendar Is Best Calendar Ever

Tweet Bubble calendar is awesome. Now, do you have a compulsive bubble popper in your life? Speaking as one (once I have my hands on a sheet of bubble wrap, I cannot stop popping the bubbles until every. single. one. has been popped – they are just that irresistible), this bubble calendar from Urban Outfitters […]

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Happy Halloween Costumes

Tweet Halloween’s almost here! Given that the holiday falls on a Saturday this year, I am even more excited about dressing up. I don’t like to buy pre-made outfits, though, so I’ve decided I’m going to try my hand at one of three costumes (see the details on this BlogHer post). This year, I’m deciding […]

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Let’s Talk About Weddings

Tweet Jim and Pam’s wedding, of course! I thought Thursdy’s episode was pretty close to perfect. And the way that Jim and Pam looks at each other? Just, wow. I don’t think two people has portrayed a modern, healthy relationship that’s full of quirks and love and support so well. I know these are fictional characters, […]

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