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The bitcoin protocol was released on  January 3, 2009. (I published this on the ten year anniversary) It is volatile the price reached about $20,000 a year ago and is about $3,800 at the time of this writing.   The price is the boring part, however.  The interesting thing is that it works.  It enables transactions…

Mayonaise Once Cost a Nickle: Why We Have Inflation

My  mom likes to reminisce about  mayonnaise being a nickel.  She also talked about this when listening to the oldie’s station when the it played Elvis instead of the Red Hot Chile Peppers.  Now a jar of mayonnaise I have been replaced by plastic containers that cost $3.00 during the 4th of July sales. Why…

Fighting Lighting! Save Money On Electricity

Gaffing Groceries I’ve been attacking my food budget like Kung Fu Panda this month and I have really made some progress.  We bought a lot of our food for dinners and batch cooking last month so we shouldn’t need to spend as much money on food this month.  That is why the annual food budget…

The First Rule of Blogging

The point of blogging is to make money. This is usually done in the form of ads or affiliate links promoting products the blogger uses or can get paid to convince others to use. This is called monetization.  It works like this:  The blogger tells his, her, or whatever the proper pronoun is these days,…