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How I handled my most recent impulse purchase

Once every six months or so, I drain my car’s battery. This isn’t an intentional thing, mind you. It’s just that I leave my car’s internal dome light on, and then go about my day, sometimes a few days, before coming back to the car and finding it totally dead. (Let’s put aside the bizarre … Continue reading »

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How my 1990 Geo Prizm helped me buy a home

Small moves today can create big possibilities tomorrow. In the same way, small moves years ago create big possibilities today. I’ve certainly seen this in my own life. The story┬ástarts, rather improbably, with a two hour wait on a train platform in the middle of the night. And leads, also improbably, with the keys to … Continue reading »

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How to shop for a rental car

  I’m in the middle of a 10-day car rental right now. Total price was a little over $300, including taxes. And this was from a major national chain too. Took me awhile, but I found a good deal. I’ve said that I don’t value rental car loyalty, and that it’s better to just find … Continue reading »

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Why I don’t care about rental car loyalty

  I’ve been renting cars for years. Some people are often surprised to know that I rented my first car at the age of 20, five years before the supposed “lowest” age of 25 (and even lower than the “lower lowest” age of 21). So am I here to show you how you can earn … Continue reading »

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Greedy Lying Bastards, or how not to make a difference

  I had the pleasure of seeing Greedy Lying Bastards recently, the new documentary from local filmmaker Craig Rosebraugh about the climate change denial industry. I knew with a name like “Greedy Lying Bastards” that it wasn’t likely to be an even-handed, balanced treatment of the subject matter (and so it proved), but as I … Continue reading »

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