Monthly Archives: February 2010

Chilean earthquake creates fear of shortages

A whopper of an earthquake in Chile has people lining up to buy gas in Hawaii. Twitpic here. I guess the resultant tsunami warning has people fearing the shipment of gasoline may be impacted, creating shortages. And of course, as … Continue reading

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It’s 10:00. Do you know where your personal records are?

Keeping track of personal records is one area that is very important, but usually overlooked. Nothing makes this more clear than a house fire, but anyone who has ever applied for a mortgage has also experienced the panic that comes … Continue reading

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Frugality, financial compatibility, and the silver lining of unemployment

One of the smartest financial decisions I ever made was marrying my wife. I’m a reasonably frugal guy, but she is great at it. I think it comes from living in Estonia under the Soviet Union for awhile. They didn’t … Continue reading

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Keeping sufficient gas in your car

To continue on the theme of the last post a bit, I believe it was the same person who first taught me about disaster kits who told me that you should always keep at least half a tank of gas … Continue reading

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Disaster Kits

Some people may question whether or not you need to stockpile food and supplies enough for long periods of time, but very few will argue that you don’t need a disaster kit. Disaster kits are portable supplies of food, water, … Continue reading

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