frustration-free packaging

You’ve probably noticed while shopping on Amazon that some products offer a “frustration-free packaging” option. I usually ignore this unless it happens to be cheaper because I’m frugal AF. But, my curiosity got the best of me recently, so I sent our intrepid investigative reporter, James Brains/me, to do some quick-and-dirty Google research on the […]

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budgeting

78% of professional football players go bankrupt or are under financial stress within two years of retiring from the sport. If these “moneybags” aren’t able to stay afloat with their massive incomes, what hope does Joe Onepack have? The answer is “a lot of hope.” All he and you and the NFL players need to […]

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live in the now

What are you doing right now? What are you thinking about? Are you distracted? If you’re like me, you are thinking about the future and keeping tabs on your smartphone. You likely have a laundry list of things to worry about in the future, including bills, social events, that bump on your back turning cancerous, […]

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junk mail

According to the United States Postal Service, 48% of all mail is “junk mail.” What a waste! What can you do about all of this junk mail? Here are a few options: Send It Back Whenever I get a piece of junk mail with a postage-paid envelope inside, I put all of the materials that […]

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Amazon has everything. With a couple clicks of a mouse, you can have the oddest items delivered to your front door within days or even hours. But, judging from our list, this may not always be a good thing. Here are 11 ridiculous Amazon products that you can currently buy: 1. Portrait of Laura Locadelli, […]

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lane county concussion

I play roller derby. More like, I’m addicted to the sport. I’ve tried to retire, but it didn’t work. Consequently, I continue to play for the Lane County Concussion (LCC). Aside from having me in common, the websites for LCC and Brains Report share the same webmaster, Thom “Grime + Punishment” Grimes. Grimes recently added […]

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grocery journal

No matter how good the deals are at any given grocery store, they do not have the best prices for every product. When you shop around and are smart about comparing prices, you will find that certain supermarkets have better deals on specific products. But, how can you use this to your advantage to save […]

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bulk buying

The conventional wisdom is that bulk buying – purchasing goods packaged in larger quantities – is a great way to save money. However, this is not always the case. After all, unless you live in some Groundhog Day-like scenario that takes place on Thanksgiving, are you really going to use that five-pound package of sage […]

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credit card rewards

I try to be understanding of most phenomena and not take a strong black-and-white stance for or against anything. But, when it comes to credit cards, it’s clear that there are no redeeming qualities. Not even the rewards are worth the risks. Why Are There Rewards? When doing research for this post, I noticed it […]

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easing anxiety

Anxiety is an increasingly common ailment among people of all ages and economic backgrounds – from the non-stop negative self-talk about every mistake, perceived or real, and the overwhelming sense of doom about nothing in particular to the gnawing at the pit of your stomach that may or may not be accompanied by the need […]

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