June 18, 2009

Letter to Dave Reed

Here is a letter to our local state representative.

Just a quick note to say that I DO NOT support any tax increase. The current fiscal problems have indeed been exacerbated by Rendell’s spending habits. We wouldn’t be in this mess if he hadn’t spent money foolishly and gave taxpayer’s money to his buddies.

If fact, I would ask that you and your fellow legislators review Rendell’s behavior and take the appropriate action against him.

Thanks for continuing to work hard for Indiana County and Pennsylvania.


June 08, 2009

Letter to Kiplinger's Magazine

Below is an email sent to the editor of Kipligner's Personal Finance Magazine.

In regards to the story "The New Rules of Credit Cards" in the July 2009 issue.

I've had at least 5 credit card accounts closed in the past year (one was opened in 1996) because of inactivity. I thought my credit score would drastically drop like your article states. As it turns out, my credit score has actually gone up to 832! Maybe closing inactive accounts isn't as bad as what we are led to believe.


June 01, 2009

Book Review

The Gospel According to The Simpsons by Mark I. Pinsky

Being a fan of The Simpsons, I was excited to read this book. The purpose of the book is to examine the spiritual aspect of the show.

The book starts out interestingly enough, by evaluating some of the characters and their spirituality. However, toward the end of the book, the author seems to spend most of the chapters giving the story line of several episodes without actually analyzing or thoroughly evaluating the spiritual side of the show.

The worst part of the book was the concluding chapter. It seemed to be just a bunch on quotes from other people with no real point.

Whether you enjoy or hate The Simpsons television series, this is one book you can skip.

This review is based on the first edition of the book. I have an updated edition that I will read at some point in the future.