In My Mind's Zen Garden
  • Coupons
    Entertainment Values Coupon Book

    If you live in the San Diego area, my son is selling these Entertainment Values coupon books for $20.00 each. It’s a great deal because you get hundreds of coupons to save at movie theaters, fast food restaurants, fine dining, etc, etc… You can purchase one by sending $20.00

  • My Take On The Financial Meltdown

    I sympathize with Onigiriman when he laments about the current financial crisis. It’s really starting to personally takes its toll on me too. As a middle-aged dude who’s got savings, some stocks, a retirement plan and some life insurance, not to mention a mortgage payment… the thought of financial

  • Should I Trade In The SUV For A Mini Cooper or Prius?

    …And Will I Really Save Money In The Long Run? I confess that I own a gas guzzling SUV, but let me explain. I had a few valid reasons for buying a Ford Expedition back in 1997: Because I come from a large Filipino family, we needed a large

  • The Economic Stimulus Act of 2008

    I just received a letter from the IRS, and I must confess that I dread receiving mail of any kind from the IRS, if you know what I mean. So, this time it turned out to be a special message from the IRS about the Economic Stimulus Act of

  • Rich On Kindness, Poor On Funds

    Yesterday I took my youngest son for a haircut because he had an ROTC competition in Long Beach the following day and he needed to look his best. So, I gave him some money for the haircut plus a tip, then I drove off to pick up a pizza

  • Green Revolution: Gasoline

    In recent weeks, I’ve noticed gasoline prices going up dramatically once again in San Diego. And, I’m sure they’re going up all over the United States and the rest of the world. By the way, on MapQuest you can find the cheapest gasoline prices in your area. So, I’ve


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