In My Mind's Zen Garden
  • 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

  • Frugality 101 + Investing 101 = Getting Out Of Debt

    I will be the first to admit that historical, I’ve been a big spender rather than a spend thrift… and I do have a bit of credit card debt I need to pay off. I’ve been going to this site,, because the author has amassed a ton of


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