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What is this about?

How can I balance a desire to save money on the necessities and satisfy a craving for gadgets and other luxuries? That’s going to be a general theme in my musings.

Who doesn’t like to save money on the things we buy? As a stay at home dad, I’m pretty much in charge of purchasing everything my family needs. From toilet paper to televisions, I know our favorite brands and how much they cost. Part of the fun is finding the good deals and taking advantage of them. Probably 80% of our purchases are made online. Most of our food still comes from our local grocery store although I’ve started to buy things like cereal online. My wife recently said our house has turned into a mini Costco store when she opened the pantry and saw 5 boxes of Special K red berries and 12 boxes of coffee filters which will take care of a daily pot of coffee for the next year and a half.

I still go to the mall but trips have become few and far between. As far as I know, there are no online dressing rooms yet.

So I like finding deals. I like saving money on staple items. But I also have a gadget addiction and I keep abreast of all the new electronics. When a $50 iTunes card is discounted down to $40, I’m not going to pass that up.

This is going to be more than just balancing needs and wants. I hope to share some of my great finds, whether I need them or not. Maybe a product review here and there. Some other general interests. I’m hoping readers out there can help me out too. Advice is always welcome. Yes, I am housebroken but I do have an occasional accident.

And for those interested in my personal bio…. married, 2 kids (11 and 5) and 1 lazy bulldog