That Way We Have It: A lesson in how not to buy things

  He has won two expensive Mercedes motorcars because of his gold medal performances in the World Championships. He can’t drive! They’re both sitting in the garage back home. But my word can he run! — Alan Parry, commentating while watching Haile Gebrselassie obliterate the 5k world record in 1995. It’s funny how things don’t … Continue reading "That Way We Have It: A lesson in how not to buy things"

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Guest Post! Pre-Family and Post-Family Financial Thoughts

Today, we are fortunate to hear from a good friend of mine and a big Money and Megabytes supporter. Haskell shares some nuggets of pure wisdom and poses some important questions. I think you’ll agree he’s a great writer whose experience we can all learn from! Thanks to Joey for the opportunity to write this guest post. … Continue reading "Guest Post! Pre-Family and Post-Family Financial Thoughts"

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Beyond the Virus: How a Ransomware Infection Will Cost you $500+

In this series, we’re talking about some specific types of malware that I dealt with during my time at the IT Help Desk. Today’s post is about Ransomware.  Sounds pretty scary, right?  Well don’t worry, it’s just as scary as it sounds, and it is easily my most hated form of malware. What is Ransomware? … Continue reading "Beyond the Virus: How a Ransomware Infection Will Cost you $500+"

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November Expenses: Income matters (a little)

Another month in the books. Here’s how it shook out: Income Finally got my tax withholding sorted out, which was good, and was able to pull in some additional side income. Even though I’m usually all about saving/frugality being the most important thing, the income category was probably the biggest positive this month and the … Continue reading "November Expenses: Income matters (a little)"

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