Archive for July 2007

Easy Bake Recall

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This doesn’t affect us, but it sounds like there’s a potential for serious injury, so I thought I’d post it here… Hasbro has issued a second recall of Easy-Bake Ovens sold since May 2006. Hasbro actually issued an initial recall back in February due to 29 reports of kids getting their fingers caught in the […]

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Published on July 19th, 2007 - 3 Comments
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Harry Potter Shipping Soon

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Woohoo! We just received word that our copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is being prepared for shipping from Amazon.com. We should have it in our hot little hands sometime on Saturday. Sure, we could get it a bit earlier by running out to the store at midnight Friday night or first thing […]

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Published on July 19th, 2007 - 3 Comments
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Nine Year Olds and the Tooth Fairy

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Our nine year old just lost another tooth, which meant another visit from the Tooth Fairy last night. Yes, he still believes in the Tooth Fairy (as well as Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, at least as of last winter/spring). Fortunately, my wife remembered before she fell asleep, and came out to make sure […]

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Published on July 17th, 2007 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Daily Life
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Free Money from Credit Card Signup Bonuses

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While I realize that this isn’t exactly a parenting-specific topic, we can all use a bit of extra money now and then, right? Well, in that context, I thought I’d point out an article that I recently wrote on how to get up to $700 $800 in free credit card bonuses from a handful of […]

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Published on July 15th, 2007 - One Comment
Filed under: Money
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From the Archives (July 8th – July 14th)

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Here are some of our favorite Raising4Boys (subscribe) post from a year ago this week: » Kid Hack: Popsicles in the Tub » We’re a Two Pizza Family » Monitoring the Sex Offender Registry And here are some of my favorite FiveCentNickel (subscribe) posts from a year ago: » Buying Home Depot 10% Discount Coupons […]

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Published on July 15th, 2007 - Leave a Comment
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Planning on Building a Tree House

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Ever since we moved into our house last summer I’ve been planning on building a tree house in our backyard. Actually, it will probably end up being a bit too “rustic” to be classified as a house — perhaps tree fort is a more accurate descriptor of what I have planned. Anyway, I was recently […]

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Published on July 13th, 2007 - 5 Comments
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2007 State Sales Tax Holidays for Back-to-School Shopping

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It’s that time of year again… Back-to-school shopping is just around the corner. What follows is a list of state sales tax holidays that are scheduled to take place during the back-to-school shopping season. In each case, I’ve listed the pplicable dates, the items covered, and the maximum values of eligible items (if applicable). So […]

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Published on July 11th, 2007 - 21 Comments
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Check Out “Man vs. Wild”

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Well, we have a new favorite TV show in our house… It’s called Man vs. Wild, and it airs on Discovery. In short, this show chronicles the exploits of Bear Grylls, who is a mountaineer, adventurer, and former member of the British Special Air Service. In the show, Grylls intentionally “strands himself in popular wilderness […]

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Published on July 10th, 2007 - 7 Comments
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Amazon Deal on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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Quick update on the Harry Potter front… If you pre-order Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows from Amazon.com, you’ll get a $5 gift certificate to be used anytime during August. It’s only good on purchases of $20 or more, but you have to hit the $25 mark for free shipping anyway. If you foresee a […]

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Published on July 10th, 2007 - Leave a Comment
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From the Archives (July 1st – July 7th)

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Here’s our favorite Raising4Boys (subscribe) post from a year ago this week: » Birth Order, Brothers, and Homosexuality And here are some of my favorite FiveCentNickel (subscribe) posts from a year ago: » Why is Your Home the Best Investment? » Cell Phone Overages – A Hidden Cost of Moving And here’s what was going […]

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Published on July 8th, 2007 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Best of...
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