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How to install Family Sharing apps on macOS

Switching back to an iPhone eventually led to enabling Family Sharing so that we could all use the Pro Apps I had purchased last year. The Pro Apps are quite pricey (even the Education Bundle) so it’s not something I’d want to buy and re-buy. My wife’s recent endeavor into […]

How to reset Brother HL-L3210CW Toner Cartridges

It took nearly two years, but we finally “ran out” of black toner for our all-time favorite printer, the Brother HL-L3210CW Laser Printer. More on why “ran out” is quoted in a moment ;) Personally, I hate owning a printer. I only print stuff out at most twice a year, […]

Customer-owned and managed "COAM" modems with Spectrum

Having moved recently, I had to not only needed to move my Internet service (through Spectrum) to the new address, as well as set up a new modem since it seemed like it was time for an upgrade. Seeing as I wasn’t able to find a ton of information about […]

The fallacies of unlimited

This topic has been rattling around in my head for the last few years. It was brought to the forefront of my brain by a chance encounter at the mall with a Verizon store employee this past weekend. Who’s your current cell phone provider? Some provider other than Verizon. What […]

There's no harm in asking for a refund

If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know that I am big proponent for giving kids an allowance. It’s not something we couple with chores because the way we look at it, as a member of Team Sherman, [it’s your obligation to help out][dinner], even if you’re not […]

Google Price Protection

The of saga continues… First my phone stopped connecting to the cellular network. Then I casually reset my phone, unknowingly locking myself out of my Authy account. Then after pulling the trigger on a new phone, the Pixel 3, the Googs ran a promotion to get 200 bucks off a […]

Not all cables were created equal

We’ve all heard the horror stories. Somebody gets a new monitor and it sorta works. Everything powers on, they get a picture but they can’t seem to get the monitor to go up to the advertised max resolution. Usually these stories go down the path of swapping cords, maybe even […]

Charity starts on your hard drive

I’ve never been a charitable person. There, I said it. It’s not that I don’t care enough, it’s that I’ve always been somewhat selfish with my “hard earned dollars”. That said, this past January I read Dave Ramsay’s The Total Money Makeover and one of my main takeaways was that […]

Breaking up with Bank of America

Today, after nearly twenty years with Bank of America (formerly Nations Bank) I gave them the boot. Was kind of sad. My relationship with BOA predates so much in my life. But all things come to an end. Except this relationship wasn’t that good. It wasn’t like the horror stories […]

Transitioning from Google Wallet to Android Pay

I feel like I’m in the minority among my peers. I use Google Wallet and Android Pay pretty religiously. I choose to shop at establishments that allow me to use this technology as often as possible. I ask my peers that use Android devices how they like being able to […]

Cutting the cord on cable

IT HAPPENED, IT FINALLY HAPPENED! I have been fighting the good fight against my wife for a while now. Why are we paying for Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and the occasional Redbox movie on top of paying for cable? NO MORE! We are now cable free and I couldn’t be […]

How I doubled my investment with GAW Miners Hashlets

I can already hear the sneers of skepticism from my readers as I write this post. I know at least one person will fail to read the entire article and post some shitty comment about how GAW Miners are running a crypto-Ponzi scheme. I actually agree with them 100% but […]

Are GAWMiners Hashlets worth it?

I’ve only been the owner of a Hashlet from GAWMiners / ZenCloud for less than a week and I’m liking what I’m seeing thus far. My initial investment was a mere 15.99 USD for a 1MH/s Hashlet and honestly, the purchase itself was the most rocky situation. Seems with the […]

Why work so hard to stay at the bottom?

Not a day goes by that I see a headline about the need for a minimum wage increase. I read about staged sit-ins, protests and boycotts. I see people investing a ton of time and energy to remain the lowest paid workers in the country. I generally keep my political […]

Bake your fees in, don’t line item them

As a business owner, I understand that there are fees associated with running a business. There’s always a cost to doing business and those costs can generally be written off at the end of the year. Those costs are yours and in my opinion don’t always need to be revealed […]

The Wrong Way to Save

If you’ve ever been to a Disney theme park you’ve probably seen them. People with notebooks busting at the seams with pins, wheeling and dealing with other vacationers as well as Disney cast members. These notebooks are often filled with hundreds of pins valued at thousands of dollars, and some […]