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100% of the Clothes You Donate are Sold!

January 16th, 2007 · No Comments

The truth about where your donated clothes end up is an alarming read from According to the story, less than 10% of the clothes received as donations are sold to local thrift stores. The rest are sold to textile recyclers. So make that 100% of the clothes that are received as donations being sold [...]

Tags: economics · living

Amazon Price Drop Watch Tool

January 15th, 2007 · 4 Comments

FrozenWarrior’s Amazon Price Watch tool just made me some money over the holidays. Much as I would like to keep saving more money, I thought I’d share this with my readers since your saving money does not, in this case, preclude my saving money — in other words the cake is infinite

So what does [...]

Tags: economics · living · technology

Gigoit: Reuse, Give/Get Stuff for Free

January 11th, 2007 · No Comments

Gigoit is a new website that promises to connect those with junk to throw away with those who need stuff, desperately, for free, for free. That is charity at its best.
You can list whatever it is that you have in your possession that you are about to throw away on the website, and hope to [...]

Tags: economics · living · technology

India’s shopkeepers brace for Wal-Mart

January 9th, 2007 · No Comments

Walmart’s Entry to India should NOT be smooth, and hopefully, there should be no Walmart in India, ever. The reason I say this is, unlike in the US, employment and livelihood is a lifelong commitment for most. In the US, if you lose your job which was flipping burgers, you can move on to trimming [...]

Tags: economics

LoudLaunch – Superficial Review

January 4th, 2007 · No Comments

LoudLaunch is a budding site, much like Pay Per Post or Review Me that rewards bloggers for blogging reviews about their sponsors. So far, so good.
So what do I think about it? Please note that my opinion does not count, in any way, and that I am not getting paid or anything like that.

I think [...]

Tags: economics · reviews · technology

Free Annual Credit Report from Three Major Trackers

January 3rd, 2007 · No Comments

Go to to get your credit report from the three major credit monitoring companies.
This new year, I have resolved to get a tighter grip on my finances. The credit report will (hopefully) help me in bargaining with my credit card companies for lower rates.

I also anticiapte having to pitch for a home loan/mortgage later [...]

Tags: economics · living

It’s Final – The Egg Came First

December 30th, 2006 · No Comments

‘Cause the Beeb says so! Scientists agree that if a kangaroo laid an egg from which an ostrich hatches, then it would be an ostrich egg and not a kangaroo egg. QED.

If you have some time to spend, read this list of 100 things we humans learnt/realized in the last year. The egg-fact comes from [...]

Tags: economics · lists · science

Eat, Then Decide What You Want to Pay

December 27th, 2006 · No Comments

From Consumerist I learnt of this restaurant that lets you decide how much the meal you ate was worth, and pay exactly that. That is such a cool idea!
“Our philosophy is that everyone, regardless of economic status, deserves the chance to eat healthy, organic food while being treated with dignity,” explains Brad Birky, who [...]

Tags: economics · living · routine-order

Google book-scanning – Keep Your Hands Off OUR Content

December 21st, 2006 · No Comments

Heartening news from Yahoo: Google book-scanning efforts spark debate – Yahoo! News
A splinter group called the Open Content Alliance favors a less restrictive approach to prevent mankind’s accumulated knowledge from being controlled by a commercial entity, even if it’s a company like Google that has embraced “Don’t Be Evil” as its creed.

The organization will be [...]

Tags: books · economics · education · technology

Dear Economist – Economist on Long-distance Relationships

December 12th, 2006 · No Comments

The Economist is now in the agony aunt business. Well, if all agony aunts were like this, I would watch more TV, I guess.
Dear Natasha,
I understand your concern, but your future looks bright. A long-distance relationship will always put pressure on both of you, but it’s a question of how you use that to your [...]

Tags: economics