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  • Maintain The Ride For Less
    on Apr 14, 2009 in Uncategorized
    Alright…who here likes taking their car to the shop for maintenance? Anyone…anyone…Bueller…Bueller. We me neither, so I’m passing on some of Franco’s favorite tips for saving $$$ on car maintenance. DIY For those t...
  • Franco’s Fatness
    on Apr 13, 2009 in Tutelage
    Who doesn’t want to lose some weight (even those that don’t need to will still complain about how “fat” they are)? Some need to more than others, and I was definitely in the “some” category at the beginning of this...
  • Bailout BonanzaI came across two articles that were both enlightening, one of which was rather entertaining if you don’t mind a good dose of crude humor and sarcasm (I’ll let you determine which is the entertainingly sarcastic/crude piece based on the p...
  • Free GroceriesNot sure if this is a national promotion, but I just got a coupon handed to me at my local Albertsons grocery store (which is owned by SuperValu) stating that if you buy a $250 gift card you can get $20 free or a $300 gift card to get $30 free. As I...
  • Stewart Sticks it to Santelli
    on Mar 6, 2009 in Uncategorized
    As a rebuttal to last week’s rant by Rick Santelli, check out Jon Stewart’s counterpoint….good stuff! Ciao, Franco...
  • Paying the Piper
    on Mar 4, 2009 in Quick Takes taxes
    It’s tax time so you know what that means…time to make the donuts (or pay the piper). For all you frugal followers who don’t like the idea of paying someone money to figure out how much money you should be paying away to Uncle Sam,...
  • We All Need Perspective
    on Feb 25, 2009 in Quick Takes off topic
    During these emotionally trying times, it is good to keep things in perspective and laugh every once in a while. Ciao, Franco Related posts The Terrific Taco Salad...
  • Dilbert on the Bailout Hearings
    on Feb 25, 2009 in Quick Takes financial crisis
    Two politically oriented posts within a week…don’t look now but Franco is becoming a pundit. Ciao, Franco Related posts The Mess in the US - Part IV The Mess in the US - Part III The Mess in the US - Part II...
  • Franco’s Hiatus
    on Feb 20, 2009 in Quick Takes mortgage
    As anyone who has been monitoring this blog will have noticed, my posting has dropped off a cliff lately. I’m on a bit of a hiatus for the next couple months as I ramp up for the CFA exam. I will try to make some occasional posts as I stumble..
  • The Terrific Taco Salad
    on Jan 12, 2009 in Tutelage deals risk reward simple logic
    My favorite meal at my work cafeteria is the mid-week taco salad special. Utilizing a well thought out strategy, this tasty treat can be one of the best deals in town. The cafeteria at work operates on a unique system known as “lunch lady arith.
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