You might want to look at your withholding, too. Generally, when you switch your W4 to "Married Filing Jointly" and list two exemptions, the amount withheld goes down (because they're assuming yours is the only job supporting both people). Your "nice return" may have just gone into your paycheck because less was being… » 11/07/14 8:55am 11/07/14 8:55am

This is actually a pretty good experiment. I'm pretty sure a fifth of Jack would cost more than $20 here in Wichita (I'm thinking it's probably $23-25 depending on the store), but the fact that Overland Park is right on the border with Missouri (which has lower excise and sales taxes and fewer restrictions on liquor… » 10/24/14 4:15pm 10/24/14 4:15pm

This biggest harm piracy has done to the media industry is to introduce and further the idea of unbundling. People will argue that piracy didn't damage the music industry when the truth is that the worst thing piracy ever did is allow people to get individual songs. Once that happened, and once the industry followed… » 10/22/14 10:56am 10/22/14 10:56am

I love doing this with bocconcini (the little mozzarella balls). You have to leave them out to dry out a bit, since they come packaged in water, but they ease up the cutting part and make the end product a little more consistent, since all the pieces are roughly the same size. » 10/18/14 12:40pm 10/18/14 12:40pm

I'm not getting too excited about this without details. Note that they very specifically don't say that they'll be offering "HBO Go" standalone. My guess is this will be more like Hulu (limited to currently airing content with a one day to one week delay on a new content) and less like the current HBO GO service. » 10/15/14 12:23pm 10/15/14 12:23pm