Category: finances

Free Money! (No, Seriously)

Free Money! (No, Seriously)

Back in the good old days (late 1990’s) companies like AllAdvantage paid us just for browsing the web (and having a small window that covered the bottom of our screen and rotated ads). I...

Plink – An Interesting Rewards Program.

Plink – An Interesting Rewards Program.

I’m always interested in rewards programs. I’ve been doing them for years and have made a decent chunk of change doing so. Nothing amazing, but a few hundred bucks without a lot of effort....

A Detailed Journal of My Experiences Applying for HAMP.

A Detailed Journal of My Experiences Applying for HAMP.

Update So, I discovered that SPS had left me some voicemails, but I use Google Voice for my voicemails and for some reason Google Voice threw the voicemails into my SPAM folder. While I’m...

The State of IP (Web-Based Thermostats) 2013 Edition

The State of IP (Web-Based Thermostats) 2013 Edition

Introduction In June of 2011, nearly two years ago, I wrote an article summarizing the state of IP (web-based) enabled thermostats. I revised this article in April of 2012, over a year ago. Now,...

Did Hackers Gain Access to All Your Personal Information?!?

Did Hackers Gain Access to All Your Personal Information?!?

Introduction “Out of sight, out of mind.” This is true of so many important aspects of life. We know we should do something about them, but we don’t – because we forget about them...

Web-Based Invoicing Options.

Web-Based Invoicing Options.

Freelancing and self-employment seem to be growing in popularity and with them come an increasing need for invoicing software. At one juncture I was researching my options and compiled a list – figured I’d...

The Target Credit Card.

The Target Credit Card.

I like Target. I prefer it over Walmart. I don’t do a lot of shopping, but if I am shopping, Target is one of my main stops…which brings us to the Target Credit Card....

Avoiding Gigantic Cell Phone Bills by Understanding Data.

Avoiding Gigantic Cell Phone Bills by Understanding Data.

Introduction I bought a used iPhone 4 for my wife to replace her dying iPhone 3G. A few days later she said, “I’m getting messages that I’ve used up 60% of my data plan...

HelloFax – A Beautiful, Simple Service.

HelloFax – A Beautiful, Simple Service.

Fax machines are an annoying relic of a previous era. Most individuals don’t have one, most businesses do. They are slow, unreliable, clunky, space-consuming, and generally everything I hate. HelloFax is a simple, freemium...

Time for Dave to “Eat Crow:” Quizzle is worth your time…

Time for Dave to “Eat Crow:” Quizzle is worth your time…

I don’t like admitting more than anyone that I was wrong – but I was, and it is time to own up to it. Basically, take everything I wrote in the post, “Goodbye Quizzle,...