Category: Money Savin’

Feb 25

Scrivener is on Sale

If you’re an aspiring writer like me, you’ve probably heard of Scrivener. If not, it’s the software tool used by lots of successful indie authors to both write their books, and to format them for e-publishing. If you listen to the Self Publishing Podcast, The Creative Penn Podcast, or the Rocking Self Publishing Podcast, all …

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Dec 14

Going to Zoo Atlanta, for Free!

On Sunday we had a family outing to the Zoo in Atlanta. This was our kids’ first visit, and they and their grandparents had a great time. The weather was great, and we were very lucky that lots of the animals were active and visible in their exhibits. The gorillas were moving and clowning around, and the elephants …

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Jun 02

How to get Siri to read you a story

Or: How to turn your ebooks into (mediocre) audiobooks A few weeks ago, I was listening to the Rocking Self Publishing Podcast Episode #15 interview with self-published author Kevin Leigh. Leigh talked about trying to find time to write while constrained with both a day job and a long commute, which certainly hit home for me. One trick …

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Jun 18

Speeding Ticket Math

A few weeks ago I got a BIG speeding ticket. Let me start by admitting that I like to drive fast, and I frequently drive over the speed limit. I don’t drive dangerously or recklessly, but I drive quickly. I have a long commute (don’t tell Mr. Money Mustache), and the fact that it’s been …

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May 13

Becoming an Accidental Landlord, Part 1

Last year we decided we wanted to move. We liked our house pretty well, but we wanted to get into a better school district. We put our house on the market and started looking at new houses. As the weeks went on, there was very little interest in our house. We did a series of …

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