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Trick for calculating your cash change

April 11th, 2007 · No Comments

My college roommate Jeff worked at his parent’s convenience store and he taught me this cool trick for figuring out your change faster than a cash register or calculator. Ideally this trick is more suited for the cashier, not the customer. The essence of this trick is to take the total purchase amount and keep […]

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Unexpected Cash Windfalls

March 5th, 2007 · No Comments

If a brown paper bag appeared on your front door step today with $5000 cold, hard cash in it what would you do with the money? Would you buy a new “toy” with it like a motorcycle or a down payment on a boat? Would you pay off a loan with it? Would you invest […]

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My Experiment With Paying Cash

January 24th, 2007 · 2 Comments

My wife and I have used debit cards for at least the length of our marriage (11+ years and counting). They are more convenient than cash, less dirty than cash and you can carry thousands of dollars on one without loading up your wallet with thousands of dollars of cash. However, after all of those […]

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