Post 135: Shopping Season

Sales are a way of life in the last quarter of every year. Not only are traditional holidays lined up to make everyone feel guilty if they don’t go broke, but businesses want to clear out inventory before tax time. So the businesses put everything at 40% off all purchases over $1,000 and consumers think they save money they haven’t even spent yet. It’s complicated. Continue reading


Post 124: What’s That Sound?

And lo, it came to pass that Sparky did take a wife, and begat a daughter. In the fullness of time, Sparky passed on and left his wife and daughter to fend for themselves. Unto them came the idea to rid themselves of the material things of this world, and move on, unencumbered by minty things. Continue reading