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Confessions of a nerdy kid, or the pleasures of saving up for things

I was a super nerdy kid. If you doubt this, this story will confirm it. When I was in middle school, I became very interested in Bulletin Board Systems (or BBSs). These were computer networks that allowed you to communicate with others in real time. You called the (local) BBS using a computer modem, and … Continue reading »

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Separate your savings

  I once went to an ATM in a tourist area (Pearl Harbor to be specific). Finding an old receipt in the receipt slot, I removed it, buy being the nosy person that I am, I looked at it before throwing it away. It was a withdrawal for a few hundred dollars, not unreasonable. But … Continue reading »

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You can determine how much things cost

  If I told you that you could have something you really wanted for $600, but you could also have it for $19 a month for three years, which one would you choose? If you chose the latter, I invite you to reconsider.

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How to keep your miles from expiring without spending extra money

  Far too many sites about travel hacking seem to talk endlessly about how to get zillions of frequent flyer miles by signing up for credit card bonuses (that require spending thousands of dollars in a certain period of time). That’s fine, I guess. But these discussions seems to leave out the more common traveler, … Continue reading »

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