I did it wrong!

“To help struggling homeowners, the plan requires the government to try renegotiating the bad mortgages it acquires with the aim of lowering borrowers’ monthly payments so they can keep their homes.” Deal reached on financial markets bailout Obviously, I should have gotten a highly suspect mortgage two years ago, rather than actually reading the fine […]

Patience is a virtue and other lies

So after a coworker came in today to tell me how dreadful this year’s budget for raises and bonuses is, my lead followed me out of the standup meeting where I had just given him a hard time to tell me he wanted to finish one review before the end of the day. Mind you, […]

Amateur Hour

Someone took my PayPal account on a shopping trip last night! So nice, my PayPal account doesn’t usually get to go out and have fun. However, I decided I wanted my six hundred dollars back. So I suffered through several hours of frustration with PayPal, my bank and my credit card company. Not the most […]

Card Services – Are you calling to lower your interest rate?

I just received an unsolicited business call on my cell phone. It came from an unidentified number; as I had been expecting a call from a friend, I answered it. Here is the spiel, as near as I can recall: “Attention all Visa and Mastercard holders! This month credit card companies may RAISE YOUR INTEREST […]

STUPID stupid Bank of America idiots…

So I discovered about a month ago that Bank of America had jacked my interest rate to 24.99% LAST NOVEMBER because I actually used the majority of the line of credit that had been extended to me. I have been a cardholder for nine years with this card; when I called to inquire, I was […]


THIS WILL REALLY WORK! I know you’ve all received the emails telling you not to buy gas on a certain day, and you’re all well aware of how just plain dumb that is. My plan is far, far better, and is GUARANTEED to affect how much you SPEND on GAS. The most recent spin is […]

Smiling works over the phone

I am extremely, extremely displeased. I am, to put it simply, very annoyed. Not “my cat is pushing me off the side of the bed” annoyed, more “you did what?” annoyed. Maybe it’s more “furious” than “annoyed.” Technicality. I hate my insurance company.

Ghetto charging

I’ve finally established that Mandrina would prefer that I shave more frequently than closer — so back to the electric it is. I still haven’t found my power cord, so I’m looking just to replace that. Apparently, that’s the most expensive part of the razor. Buying a new charging power cord for the razor would […]

The meaning of the word “number”

I’m dealing with paperwork today — and working, never fear. I decided to have a go at seeing how much I could save by putting my auto insurance and home-owner’s insurance under one policy. I’m waiting to hear back. In the meantime, I thought I would share with you two pieces of entertainment Geico provided […]

I am a money-grubbing corporate whore

I signed up for AdSense. It might not make me much money (all you lazy RSS feed people are lucky I’m too lazy to throw ads into there, as well), but it’s worth a shot.