Wednesday July 29, 2009

Jumping Through Hoops

Rich and I joined a new Credit Union yesterday. There were various reasons, summarized as: the other CU annoyed us one time too many and the new one has a branch near our house (instead of 40 miles away).

We want overdraft protection on the checking accounts. Overdraft protection is handled by Savings and then by credit card. So, we will each apply for a CU Visa card. How difficult could that be? ...
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Jumping Through Hoops ( in category Trivial Pursuits ) - posted at Wed, 29 Jul, 13:23 Pacific | Comments (0)

Saturday July 25, 2009

Budget Calendar

I just discovered a great little piece of software: Budget Calendar from MiShell Software Systems. It's available for Mac, Linux, and Windows. It's inexpensive but not cheap!

Rich and I have been talking about tracking our expenses more closely. I already make notes in a notebook. We were thinking of adding a spreadsheet to calculate types and totals.

I decided to look for a simple calendar application that I could mark with the days we go out for meals, to get an overview of what we do and how often. I found a couple of options (see Mom's Calendar for Mac OS if you want something like that.) But I also found Budget Calendar. It turns out this is what I was really looking for; I just didn't know it! ...
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Budget Calendar ( in category Computerware , Show & Tell ) - posted at Sat, 25 Jul, 17:25 Pacific | Comments (0)

Sunday July 5, 2009

Yacker Tracker

My new cubicle at the Job is in a noisy area. How noisy? Yacker Tracker can tell me.

We were looking for just this thing. And we found it. ...
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Yacker Tracker ( in category Show & Tell ) - posted at Sun, 05 Jul, 23:03 Pacific | Comments (0)

Wednesday July 1, 2009

Catching Up

I haven't been updating my weblog very often. No special reason; I just haven't felt like there was anything to write. Nevertheless, there have been things going on... ...
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Catching Up ( in category Retrospectoscope , Trivial Pursuits ) - posted at Wed, 01 Jul, 18:14 Pacific | Comments (0)