Category Archives: Conscious Spending

Why Shopping Online for Glasses is a Smart Investment

If you’ve ever searched for inexpensive glasses, you probably know that there’s a large amount of retailers promising cheap eyeglasses but you probably learned that you get what you pay for and discount glasses are either A) still over priced or B) not worth the money you paid for them. Searching for discount eyeglasses online […]

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Things Are Supposed to Work

While me and my compatriots often abhor spending, we realize that a certain level of consumerism is necessary to survive in this country (let alone do fun things like read blogs such as this – which requires a computer). So, when we spend our hard earned cash on something, the damn thing better work right. […]

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How Much it Costs to Become an Adult Hockey Player

Sunday was one of the most inspiring days I have had in awhile. All my life I have been a hockey fan. Depending upon where I have lived, I have either been embraced or mocked over the years. But, the other day the entire continent watched and held their collective breaths during the USA vs. […]

Read the full article »

Reviewing My Insurance Quote Saved Me Close to $100 a Year

After totaling my car last June (1 day before i paid my insurance premium), I received my first premium quote from Geico on Saturday with my new car and accident taken into account. I was pleasantly surprised as my premium only increased $100 (every six months).  However, just because I was expecting close to a […]

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Debating Between The Costs of Watching Hockey at a Bar or at Home

This weekend I found myself in the middle of a conundrum. I am a huge Buffalo Sabres fan (that’s hockey for those not in the know). Their season started this past weekend and I desperately wanted to watch the game. In order to watch the games this season I have two options (being that I […]

Read the full article »

Friday Financial Foul Ups: Quick Fixes to Weight Loss – Cost Me Thousands

Back when I was in high school I tried an over-the-counter dietary supplement called Exenadrine EFX (ephedra free).  I spent the last 2 months of high school going to class, hanging on the couch, playing video games and not doing much in terms of actual physical activity.  To my surprise, I lost 25 lbs that […]

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Planes, Trains, Automobiles (Well, not so much automobiles) – Getting to BWI from Rockville

After two straight weekends of 16 hour work days, a ridiculous fever, and several hockey games, I am taking this weekend off to go to a wedding.  You can expect some interesting follow up to that come next week.  Getting to the airport yesterday was a chore in which I had not fully anticipated just […]

Read the full article »

Saving Money While Being Sick – Help Me Plan Ahead

I have been sick the past handful of days and it made me think, “I spend a lot of money while I am sick that isn’t in my typical budget.”  Maybe its just because I am a young twentysomething guy that doesn’t ever plan on being sick, but I rarely have the right meds in […]

Read the full article »

Outstanding Items: My New Car (sort of), 401(K), and My New Headphones

Dude, I Totaled My Car (Update 3): I have been living the past 5 and a half weeks without a vehicle.  I have updated the status of my search for its replacement once, shortly after my initial post about my accident and my carless situation.  At this point I have foolishly put all my eggs […]

Read the full article »

The Cost of Single Dating in a Metropolis

Dating is expensive This past Monday I went on a date with a new friend from an old part of my life. We went to a medium to high priced restaurant and proceeded to go through a bottle of wine, dinner, dessert and dessert wine. We had a great time talking about people that we […]

Read the full article »

Get your Groupon!

Since Groupon started a few weeks ago in the DC area, I have been excited to get their daily e-mails. Groupon has already saved me money at some of my favorite locations around town, allowing me to go out and have a good time in style, without having to spend a fortune.

Read the full article »

Making the First Step toward Financial Freedom & Tracking Your Spending

So, you have decided to get real about your finances? Making the decision is a good start, but just like anything else that is worthwhile, it takes effort and discipline.  More than just those two attributes, it takes preparation.  My preparation came in the form of a three month analysis of my spending habits.  In […]

Read the full article »

Category Archives: Conscious Spending

Why Shopping Online for Glasses is a Smart Investment

If you’ve ever searched for inexpensive glasses, you probably know that there’s a large amount of retailers promising cheap eyeglasses but you probably learned that you get what you pay for and discount glasses are either A) still over priced or B) not worth the money you paid for them. Searching for discount eyeglasses online […]

Read the full article »

Things Are Supposed to Work

While me and my compatriots often abhor spending, we realize that a certain level of consumerism is necessary to survive in this country (let alone do fun things like read blogs such as this – which requires a computer). So, when we spend our hard earned cash on something, the damn thing better work right. […]

Read the full article »

How Much it Costs to Become an Adult Hockey Player

Sunday was one of the most inspiring days I have had in awhile. All my life I have been a hockey fan. Depending upon where I have lived, I have either been embraced or mocked over the years. But, the other day the entire continent watched and held their collective breaths during the USA vs. […]

Read the full article »

Reviewing My Insurance Quote Saved Me Close to $100 a Year

After totaling my car last June (1 day before i paid my insurance premium), I received my first premium quote from Geico on Saturday with my new car and accident taken into account. I was pleasantly surprised as my premium only increased $100 (every six months).  However, just because I was expecting close to a […]

Read the full article »

Debating Between The Costs of Watching Hockey at a Bar or at Home

This weekend I found myself in the middle of a conundrum. I am a huge Buffalo Sabres fan (that’s hockey for those not in the know). Their season started this past weekend and I desperately wanted to watch the game. In order to watch the games this season I have two options (being that I […]

Read the full article »

Friday Financial Foul Ups: Quick Fixes to Weight Loss – Cost Me Thousands

Back when I was in high school I tried an over-the-counter dietary supplement called Exenadrine EFX (ephedra free).  I spent the last 2 months of high school going to class, hanging on the couch, playing video games and not doing much in terms of actual physical activity.  To my surprise, I lost 25 lbs that […]

Read the full article »

Planes, Trains, Automobiles (Well, not so much automobiles) – Getting to BWI from Rockville

After two straight weekends of 16 hour work days, a ridiculous fever, and several hockey games, I am taking this weekend off to go to a wedding.  You can expect some interesting follow up to that come next week.  Getting to the airport yesterday was a chore in which I had not fully anticipated just […]

Read the full article »

Saving Money While Being Sick – Help Me Plan Ahead

I have been sick the past handful of days and it made me think, “I spend a lot of money while I am sick that isn’t in my typical budget.”  Maybe its just because I am a young twentysomething guy that doesn’t ever plan on being sick, but I rarely have the right meds in […]

Read the full article »

Outstanding Items: My New Car (sort of), 401(K), and My New Headphones

Dude, I Totaled My Car (Update 3): I have been living the past 5 and a half weeks without a vehicle.  I have updated the status of my search for its replacement once, shortly after my initial post about my accident and my carless situation.  At this point I have foolishly put all my eggs […]

Read the full article »

The Cost of Single Dating in a Metropolis

Dating is expensive This past Monday I went on a date with a new friend from an old part of my life. We went to a medium to high priced restaurant and proceeded to go through a bottle of wine, dinner, dessert and dessert wine. We had a great time talking about people that we […]

Read the full article »

Get your Groupon!

Since Groupon started a few weeks ago in the DC area, I have been excited to get their daily e-mails. Groupon has already saved me money at some of my favorite locations around town, allowing me to go out and have a good time in style, without having to spend a fortune.

Read the full article »

Making the First Step toward Financial Freedom & Tracking Your Spending

So, you have decided to get real about your finances? Making the decision is a good start, but just like anything else that is worthwhile, it takes effort and discipline.  More than just those two attributes, it takes preparation.  My preparation came in the form of a three month analysis of my spending habits.  In […]

Read the full article »