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Day 38 till 41 - Because it's a work in progress

So I haven’t been feeling my best these past few days. Not as in sick but just generally feeling down and frustrated. I’m going to be graduating soon and because I was under the Singapore Tuition Grant, I will need to work here for a few years to pay it off. 306 more words


Interesting Times

There is an old Chinese curse…”May you live in interesting times”. (Actually, it’s apocryphal, but an apt way to start this post.)

The second half of April was indeed an interesting time. 727 more words

Food & Friends

Making Yogurt

I mentioned in my post Saving Money on Groceries: Part 1 that I make yogurt each week.  There are lots of places online that will share with you how to make yogurt, … 899 more words


The Best Laid Plains: Unexpected Chicken Goulash

On Sunday, at our local Hannaford, I came across a deal that I couldn’t resist: Nature’s Place whole chicken for 99 cents per pound. I bought two, thinking I would get more later during the week. 585 more words


Maximizing Your Travel Budget: Alternative Lodging

Every spring, I start dreaming of all the faraway places I want to go later in the year. Visions of Brazilian beaches, busy New York streets, Italian pizza parlors, and Colorado campgrounds fill my head. 798 more words

Personal Finance

Dollar Diet: You are more important than my cell phone

Last weekend my  cell phone died.

D had already resuscitated it on two previous occasions but this time pronounced it beyond repair.

Did I wail at the inconvenience of being phoneless?  665 more words

Dollar Diet

Dollar Diet: Week 17...rebellion

Okay, so this week pretty much sucked in terms of my ability to save money.  Lots of things snuck into my Dollar Diet world that shouldn’t be there.  533 more words

Dollar Diet