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Homemade Freezer Burritos - Looking for Tips

February 28th, 2007 at 01:40 am

I'd like to make up a batch of homemade burritos and stick them in the freezer to have anytime I want a quick lunch ...which is most days Smile

I know store-bought burritos aren't very expensive if bought in bulk packs, but I'd like to try making healthier versions at home (using whole wheat tortillas, for example).

Have any of you ever done this successfully? What tips can you offer?

Financial Books on Tape

February 27th, 2007 at 12:02 am

My "new" car has a cassette player, so I'm now able to get books on tape from the library and listen to them while I drive. Today I picked up "The Millionaire Mind" and started listening to it. Just started it, but it sounds like it's going to be very interesting.

Netflix Price Reduction

February 24th, 2007 at 05:46 pm

My Netflix charge is going down!

I subscribe at the 1-at-a-time (2 a month) level and the price is going down from $5.99 to $4.99 per month. Yea! I'm happy to save a buck!

I'm not sure if they are making changes on the other subscription levels.

My Bad - Cautionary Tale About Donating Clothes at a Drop Box

February 23rd, 2007 at 06:08 pm

At the risk of embarrassing myself, thought I'd share this story to let others learn from my mistake.....

Since we paid down our mortgage, we take the standard deduction on our taxes instead of itemizing. So, I no longer care about getting a receipt when I donate used goods.

There are a couple drop boxes for used clothes in my town that I ASSUMED were for some sort of charity. They have the American Flag on them and a big recycle sticker and a nice-sounding name. Since the locations are so convenient, the last couple times I cleaned out my closets I dropped off clothes there.

Then I heard that these were actually set out by some sort of for-profit re-selling outfit. So, this morning I looked one of the drop boxes over thoroughly while pumping my gas (one is located at our gas station) and, sure enough, there is no mention of it being for a non-profit charity.

Shame on me ... my bad for not reading carefully enough before dropping off my "donations"! I will be much more careful in the future.

Ebay Alert: 50% off Insertion Fees, Feb. 14th only (Auction-style listings)

February 14th, 2007 at 04:58 am

Tomorrow's the day to list, ladies and gentlemen! Good luck on your auctions, everyone! Question

February 9th, 2007 at 05:06 pm

As part of our pre-location purge I am selling books and CDs on

I have had 2 buyers who apparently buy many books every day (we're talking hundreds). One of them has now bought from me twice, and had the books shipped to different people at different addresses, each time with a note "no invoice please." I think these people must be somehow simultaneously buying my book & re-selling it to another person.

Anyone of you smart people know how they are doing that?