Tag Archives: travel

Some Thoughts on the Utter Hell of Air Travel – with a particular shout-out to Delta

If you do not believe in hell, you have little experience with air travel.  Unfortunately, I have such experience, lots of it.  I know painfully, horribly well the cycle of disappointment, frustration, anger, and extreme physical and mental exhaustion that … Continue reading

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On Deck: the Toyota Prius – frugal or no?

Hello everyone, and apologies for the lack of discussion recently.  The posts I wrote about the myths of motorcycles saving  money generated some good questions about my views on hybrid cars.  I’m putting together a post that looks at the … Continue reading

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Winter Storms: Great Teachers of Frugal Living

When it comes to frugal living, winter weather deserves a little love.  Sure, we all curse those snow and ice covered roads and frigid temperatures, but, when you really think it through, we can really learn a lot about a … Continue reading

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Leaving Las Vegas – but not my money

Yesterday, I introduced you to my recent first, and hopefully last, trip to Las Vegas.  I left off with me heading out to the Las Vegas “strip” in search of a reasonably priced meal.  For pedestrians, the strip is a … Continue reading

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What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas — Promise???

Well, I’m back after a two day stay in lovely Las Vegas.  I know what you’re thinking: “What’s a nice, frugal man like you doing visiting Las Vegas?”  Unfortunately, I had no choice, as one of my important clients participates … Continue reading

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What Labor Day showed about the state of practical frugal living in America

So there I am, driving the family down for our last beach trip of the summer of 2012 in our reasonably fuel efficient 2004 Hyundai Sonata.  With gas again pushing four dollars a gallon and still rising, I’m thinking maybe, … Continue reading

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Program Review: American Pickers – hardly a pick for frugality

I closed my last post by stating that the popular History Channel program American Pickers offers nothing from a frugal living point of view.  In fact, many of the American Pickers episodes model practices that need to be avoided by … Continue reading

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