Saturday, February 28, 2015

What the Average American Spends His or Her Money On as a Percent of the Total Budget

How does your spending stack up to the average?

Food (groceries and dining out)16%
Medical expenses / insurance10%
Non-mortgage debt payments5%

Compare our current household spending patterns with those from the previous mid-century.


An Idiot and His Money are Soon Parted - See How It Happens

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Okay, I Agree, the Frozen Niagara Falls are Pretty Spectacular

Until today, I've been thinking, "so what?" about the frozen Niagara Falls stories. (The exploded water hoses in my back yard look about the same.) 
But after seeing this news story, I jumped on the bandwagon. It really is something special.
Judge for yourself.

Friday, February 20, 2015

A Bad Driving Day for this 92 Year Old Driver

Russell Ker, 92, got his foot stuck on the accelerator, when backing out of his parking space at the Piggly Wiggly grocery store in Mayfield, Wisconsin.  Nine smashed cars later, he stopped, with the aid of an off-duty firefighter who jumped to his rescue.

This was definitely a very bad day for Russell.

Do you suppose he gets to keep his license? If he does, he's sure to be a top draw this summer, at the county fair's demolition derby.