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Is it that hard to say hello?

Payday, time to spend some money!  Where should I go?

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There’s a Wal-Mart across the street from work is a good place to start.  Never been a huge fan of Wal-Mart, however the location and availability of stuff is convenient. So here I go… Read the rest of this entry »

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How a free pizza can ruin your financial life!

The Free Pizza that cost me over $20,000.

I still remember that day.  It was my first year at college, walking to the dining commons I see this table with a big Pizza banner hanging behind it.  It said “fill out an application and get a free pizza.”  What college kid can resist that?  Money is tight and a large pizza would be a welcome change from the on campus stuff.  Speaking of money, the application was for a credit card.  How great would that be, right?  My first taste of freedom from home, with buying power!  Yet, I didn’t hold my breath waiting for the card.  Who would give credit to someone who is a full-time student, no history and no job?

Flash forward a week later there it was! Hold on a second, that holding my breath thing, it happened.  Well I didn’t turn blue in the face.  I did think about what it would be like to be able to buy what I want when I wanted to.  Not having to call home and ask my dad for money.  Not having to explain every dollar I spent and get lectured when I was foolish.  And… we’re back to the flash forward.  I don’t think I even waited to get back to my dorm room before I opened it.  After ripping open the envelope I could smell something.  We all know the smell of money, this was that ten-fold with a hint of plastic power.  Holding the card in my hand, a rush went through my body.  What could I buy? When should I buy it?  The answers, everything and now!  Wait, I should probably read the instructions first.  Oh there they are, right on the card.  Call this 800 number to activate.  That was it, (besides the wasted ink on the back of the paper known as fine print.)  Within seconds of the call, “your card is not activated and ready for use.”  Wow, awesome, how simple!  $1,000 of buying power! Read the rest of this entry »

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What I learned from my pizza

Saturday night, a few beers in, time for some pizza.  Now, I prefer to eat at home instead of a jail cell, so delivery it is!  I pick up that magical device and open the GrubHub app. (Pizza, yes there’s an app for that!)  After selecting the lucky establishment for my order, I make my selection.  With a few extras my total came to $26.96.  I accept, bring on the food!  Little did I know the lesson I was about to learn.

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Not from Benitos, I didn’t have any left by the time of this post.

Having enough in hand to pay for this and tip, I waited patiently by the door.  (Well, that is after I got the “You’re food is on the way!” text.)  The headlights come down the court, pull into the drive, here it comes!  If I had a tail, I’d be wagging it by now.  “Your total is $29.92” said the driver.  WHAT?!  This extra $2.96 threw me off guard.  I was not prepared for this at all.  Should I short change the guy his tip due to the increase in the price?  No, that’s not the right thing to do.  I delayed my pizza enjoyment and went to my room to get an extra $3.00 to resolve the situation.  Before the driver can put his car in drive, I’m diving into the first slice.  It just didn’t taste as good, knowing that this may be the slice that cost the extra hard-earned dough. (See what I did there…)  Read the rest of this entry »

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Zero to hero, Blogging 101, umadyet style.

Zero to hero, Day one: Introduce yourself.

Who am I an’ wher’ mI at?” (say it in a drunken voice)

Have you ever had one of those “Who am I and where am I at?” moments?  There were plenty of those mornings (early mornings) in my 20’s where I have asked that question.  This may have been due to the mass quantities of cereal malt beverages that were consumed the night before.  With each shot I took, a little closer to the answer of that question.  As soon as I was close to the end of the quest, BOOM!  There’s the morning.  The rudely bright sun shining into the window (of my car) erasing all the progress from the night before.  Forced to go through the day preparing to join the quest for the answer.  Each day and night teaching me what I already knew. What did I find out then?

  • I’m invincible!
  • Transferring from the University as a music education major to the “College of Life” was the best decision I could’ve ever made!
  • I can stay and up party to 4am and be at work at 7 without a problem.
  • Being single, “Ain’t nobody got time for that.”
  • Being in a relationship, “Ain’t nobody got time for that.”
  • Government and politics, boring! (Vote for George Clinton, “funk you very much!”)
  • Money, ya I got it!  I’ve got 3 major credit cards and 5 store cards that say I do!

Looking back now at 36, what did I learn? Read the rest of this entry »

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