I think what a lot of people aren't considering is that cable usually requires the rental of a cable box or two. In my case, I would need at least one for the main TV and would like one in our bedroom as well. That's an additional $17 a month that isn't accounted for by the calculator or most replies I see here. » 1/13/15 9:50am 1/13/15 9:50am

My wife's entire wish list this year is cooking gear, just like it was last year. Every single thing on this list she either has or is asking for this year. I'm not much of a cook, but everyone says my wife is and she loves everything on this list.

But someone else is going to have to give her that dutch oven. I've… » 12/08/14 3:41pm 12/08/14 3:41pm

Completely agree. I tend to not be a Christmas beer fan but I'll drink Mad Elf all year long. Also just discovered Hardywood's Gingerbread Stout that I'd highly recommend if you can get it. I'm only an hour from the brewery so it probably has more local hype, but it was damn good. » 12/03/14 2:20pm 12/03/14 2:20pm

I can't stress this enough. We just bought and moved into a house a month ago. It's a new construction so we went under contract in April and had until October to prepare while the house was being built. The mortgage was going to be $300 more a month than our rent. We used those 6 months to cut back on expenses and… » 11/26/14 8:54am 11/26/14 8:54am

Yes, yes, and more yes. I use the lime scent but this stuff is amazing. I also use their skin food. It's the first aftershave I've used that didn't hurt like hell and leave my skin feeling dried out.

I got both the cream and the aftershave right around Christmas last year and expect both of them to last at least… » 11/12/14 4:47pm 11/12/14 4:47pm

A lot of people don't know about this or don't qualify, but I highly suggest looking into Public Service Loan Forgiveness. If your federal loans are consolidated into one of the applicable repayment plans then it will forgive all loans after 120 payments while working for a public service entity.

I work for a… » 11/11/14 6:25am 11/11/14 6:25am

Fun Fact, the founder of USAA was a GEICO employee that was fed up with being unable to promote within the company. He broke off and started his own company, which is now USAA. Learned that in a new employee training when I worked at GEICO a few years back. » 11/10/14 7:49am 11/10/14 7:49am

Except that thousands of years ago we domesticated these animals. They aren't wild animals anymore, they are companion animals. I don't think anyone would argue that the quality of life of my cats is significantly higher than a feral cat fending for itself.

I wouldn't keep a tiger in a cage, no matter how big. That is… » 10/25/14 9:29am 10/25/14 9:29am

We have 3 cats, one is a over-eater that will try to vulture the others food by scarfing his down as fast as possible and then run to their bowls. He will also vomit any red meat, so we can only feed him food with chicken, turkey, or fish. Another is actually just normal and eats his food, rarely tries to steal and… » 10/24/14 10:53am 10/24/14 10:53am

You must have mostly played bass trombone or rarely played principal. Not only was I taught tenor clef as a freshman in high school, but was reading alto by freshman in college. By the time I finished undergrad I would was playing etudes in lessons that were in a different clef for each measure and performing on alto… » 10/21/14 7:51am 10/21/14 7:51am

Sounds like you're on FIOS. I tried to mess with our network so that the supplied hardware merely was like a modem and our router then handled all the heavy lifting (DHCP, DNS, etc... I think, it's been a while). But I never quite got it to where the modem would get a new dynamic IP. I finally just gave in and have… » 10/15/14 10:34am 10/15/14 10:34am

Yeah, we were apprehensive when we went from VZW unlimited data to T-Mobile's 1 GB plan each. It's been 6 months and the closest we've come to the cap is my wife in the first month used about 800 MB. With a little more attention to wifi usage she got it down to 300 the following month and I've never been over 200.

We… » 10/10/14 8:29am 10/10/14 8:29am

I came here to mention this exactly. However you are lucky enough to live in GA. I worked as a claims rep for the GEICO office in Macon and we processed claims for over 20 states. Of those, only Georgia required by law that diminished value be awarded. Even then there are stipulations that the car had to initially be… » 10/08/14 3:31pm 10/08/14 3:31pm

Same here, we are closing on a house on the 28th. 6 months ago we cut cable, trimmed all our bills as much as possible, my wife started couponing, I started drinking cheaper beer, and we went out to eat less. All in an effort to save for closing costs, get a new vacuum when we move, and possibly a bigger TV for the… » 10/08/14 7:53am 10/08/14 7:53am