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Victoria's Secret tempts in more ways than one!

August 24th, 2007 at 07:10 pm

I logged onto my VS account today to check my online statement and what to my wondering eyes did appear but a 700 increase in my credit limit. I'm a little over 200 from paying off my account and they have increased my limit from 800 to 1500! I guess they are onto my nefarious plan to pay off all my debts and eschew further charges to any and all credit cards. Fortunately, I have cotton in my ears so that I can no longer be led astray by their siren song. Smile

This is weird!

August 24th, 2007 at 10:56 am

I posted an entry the day before last and it still has not shown up on the personal blogs main page. It shows up fine on my blog, however, or at least it does for me. If anyone happens to visit my blog please let me know if it shows up for you, too. It was a blog about Dave Barry's book that I just recently read and highly recommend for a good laugh.

Dave Barry is the Shiznik!

August 19th, 2007 at 10:20 pm

I just finished reading Dave Barry's book "Money Smarts" and it is hilarious! I highly recommend it for a good laugh. If you like to read as much as I do and if you are reading everything you can get your hands on in regards to money management, debt reduction, etc. then you may, like me, be suffering from money management overload. I will include an excerpt from Chapter 1.

"In prehistoric times, there was no such thing as money. When people needed to buy something, they had to charge it. And then when the bills came, nobody could understand them, because there was also no such thing as reading. This led to a lot of misunderstandings and hitting with rocks."

Another excerpt further down in the same chapter...

"And so the quest continued for a better form of money. Various cultures experimented with a number of commodities, including tea, grains, leather, tobacco, and Pokemon cards. Then, finally, humanity hit upon a medium of exchange that had no disadvantages--a medium that was durable, portable, beautiful, and universally recognized to have lasting value. That medium, of course, was beer."

And those weren't even the funniest excerpts that I read, they were just shorter paragraphs then the rest. Of course, keeping in the frugal mindset, I rented it from my library instead of purchasing it but I would consider it a good purchase if you like humor that's a little offbeat. Smile