Monthly Archives: August 2015

Weddings and Money

There sure seems to be a lot on TV these days pertaining to weddings, big weddings, big expensive weddings. This just blows my mind. In times when people are losing their jobs, their homes and many things that we have worked hard for and have enjoyed up until our government screwed up things and the economy is in crisis, that people are out there spending tens and thousands of dollars on a wedding that lasts one whole day.

Honestly I don’t think that I could do something like while there are people out there in such desperate circumstances. Bad karma.

Green Web Hosting

One of my New Year’s resolutions for this year is to try and do more in order to be as “green” as possible. I have always been an avid recycler so there isn’t much more that I can do as far as recycling goes. But I have heard that there are web site hosting options out there that are doing what they can do in order to go green.

I’ve been told to go to webhostingrating dot com to find a good web host directory that shows a ton of webhostings and even a page dedicated to the ones that are advertising as being green. So I spent some time there last night and have decided to go with FatCow. Out of their top ten web hostings only FatCow made it although there are many more that are going green, but I’ve heard of FatCow before and I like what they have to offer their customers all the way around.

This really is an interesting and most helpful site to check out folks and I urge anyone else to take a look and see if their is a better option for your web hosting needs and if you want to go green it is a good place to start.

School Buses

Tomorrow is the first day of school in the county that I live in. We can now look forward to all of the yellow school buses shuffling all the local kids back and forth to their schools. Sometimes it really sucks to be stuck behind one for a long period of time with no way of getting around it, while it’s stopping here and there taking on or dropping at various bus stops along the way.

school buses

First Day Of School

Lord Knows I Don’t Like Numbers

A few years back I called all the credit card companies that I held cards for in my wallet and tried to get them to work with me and some how come up with a way for me to get a better deal that what I was currently stuck in. With money becoming more and more of an issue, we all have been told things that we can do in order to make things easier for us until our government gets us out of this economic nightmare that is literally ruining billions of people’s lives.

These “tips” that are being thrown at us are basically the same “tips” over and over and over, with the first tip almost always being to contact and communicate with your creditors, which sounds easy enough, but it didn’t do a darned thing for me, nor any one else that I know that has made the effort to spend a good amount of time on the phone and the computer in order to get our creditors to budge.

I was hoping to put a dent in my credit card debt with some of the money that I got back from Uncle Sam. I did make a dent, just not as big as I was hoping for, other things kept popping up that I thought (at the time) I needed and deserved more than just sending it off to these ungrateful credit card companies that are eating me up alive. But………….I have decided to take some time on the computer and check out some of the balance transfer credit cards that are out there. I did find a good site all ready balancetransfers dot com, that has a balance transfer calculator that I filled in, in less than one minute, where I found that I could possibly be saving over $400 a year just on the one VISA credit card that I have. That was an eye opener considering that my VISA is the one with the lowest balance as well as the lowest interest rate of all of the charge cards that I have.

So after seeing that I have bookmarked the site and will gather up my previous credit card bills and sit my butt down and see what numbers come up when I put in their information. But I wanted to enjoy my dinner while it is hot and take my hot bubble bath that I’ve been waiting for all day long and then get back to business, I don’t like numbers and dread the thought of doing all of this. But as it usually turns out, it will be quick and more simple than I thought and I’ll have it done in no time and I’ll be ready for action at that point!

VHS Tapes

I was at a garage sale this morning and they had a huge collection of VHS tapes for .50 each! They had some of my all-time favorites, too! In the end, I decided not too because I don’t even have a VHS player, so how would I watch them? It was tough to pass them up, though. Does anyone still have a VHS player, or even watch VHS tapes, or is that a thing of the past? It kind of reminds me of a tape player; everyone uses CD’s now.

All I ever see in stores is DVDs for movies, so I’m guessing VHS tapes are done. It was too bad, though, because like I said, that garage sale had an amazing collection. I have heard of some machines that convert VHS to DVD, but I don’t have one of those, and it’d probably be more money than it would be to just go buy the DVD. I actually have Direct TV, so I usually just watch movies On Demand at home.