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    The Great and Wondrous Tales of Frugal Man – Stop Renting Your Modem

    [This issue of Frugal Man about renting your cable modem may contain affiliate links at no cost to you] It’s an affordable bird, it’s a reasonably priced plane, it’s FRUGAL MAN! Hey everyone, I’m Frugal Man. It’s a pleasure to meet you. I’m sure my renown has reached your ears already but just in case it hasn’t, allow myself to introduce….myself. I am Frugal Man, the economical super hero. I am spartan, prudent, thrifty and prudent. That’s double the prudence baby! My enemies may call me cheap but they’re just jealous of my perfectly chiseled features. They also won’t forget my perfect physique and my world famous ability to save money; it’s enough…

  • couple of first time home buyers

    We’re Buying Our First Home and It’s Scary!

    Good news, everyone! We’re buying our first home. It’s been a long time coming. We first started looking for our first home about two years ago. It was right after we got engaged but before we got married. In that time, we saw a ton of homes. Most were crappy. Many were expensive and crappy; a real killer combination. Some that were OK were just too expensive for us. The few that we liked sold very quickly before we could even make an offer. We did make two offers during those two years and both went to other buyers who were more eager to pay above what we were. The…

  • My Hawaii Honeymoon Itinerary with Ratings and Highlights

    [This article about my Hawaii honeymoon may contain affiliate links for which I receive a commission at no cost to you. I only recommend products I use and trust. Please read my disclosure for more detail.] It’s been a few months since my Hawaii honeymoon ended. It was an amazing two weeks and I still think about the trip daily. During this trip, I wrote 16 posts about my Hawaii experience; one for each day I was there. This post is an attempt to distill those long posts into something more consumable. Naturally, the 16 posts are there if you want to read them but not everyone has that time…

  • Cutting the cord

    Disney+ and the Deluge of Streaming Services

    Disney+ is the latest streaming offering from one of the largest publishers of content in the world. During Disney’s 2019 investor day, Disney announced a November 12 launch date for their new product. Priced attractively at 6.99/month or 69.99/year, Disney+ is yet another service trying to take a cut of the big streaming pie. Streaming services took the world by storm with Netflix’s original offering. At the time, Netflix was an all you can eat buffet where viewers could get a ton of content for one low price. No longer did we have to pay $120 for a package that included tons of crap we didn’t want. We could pay…