Thursday, May 29, 2008

Another Angle of Spending Less/Saving Money

Sad but true: individuals rushing out to buy hybrid vehicles are finding out that at least for the first three years after purchase, they could actually be more expensive to operate than ye olde gasoline-powered four-wheeler parked in the driveway. That's because they forget about the cost of just buying a new car vs. the older one, especially if the older model is already paid in full.

Many articles in the last year have focused on how to cut expenses for groceries and fuel, two of American families' biggest outlays each year.

Here's another angle: getting things for free.

Over the years, I've checked out various sites for freebies. . .everything from diapers to cat food. The one I've found consistently the best:



Monday, May 12, 2008

Talladega is Not a New Tex-Mex Dish

The NASCAR season is in full swing. The drivers race toward points as well as the checkered flag.

In the midst of some serious concerns over wrecks and mechanical problems, how about a little humor?

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Rest in Peace, Eight Belles

The races get faster and faster. The horses bred are more and more fragile. Read about Eight Belles, the filly who finished second in the 2008 Kentucky Derby but who lost her life at Churchill Downs:

As of this posting, results of her autopsy are not available, and the cause of her breakdown has not been specified.