Brown-Baggin' It? Here's a Price Comparison of 10 Sandwiches.

I don’t know how many people pack their lunch every day for school or work, but I think it is safe to say that the number can be measured in millions.  What I do know, though, is that packing your lunch is more economical and almost always healthier than eating out at a burger joint or some other greasy spoon.

Of course, I think we can all agree that there are

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Drive-By Movie Review: Taken

Today’s Drive-By Movie Review is on the 2009 movie Taken, starring Liam Neeson and Maggie Grace…

Plot Summary: A former spy relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been forced into the slave trade.

Me: I miss the days when you could regularly go to the theater and there would almost always be an action movie playing that starred tough guys like Charles Bronson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sly

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3 Simple Tests to See if You’re Irrational When It Comes to Money

Some things are seemingly impossible to explain.  I mean, how do spiders know how to spin such beautiful webs?  What ever inspired the construction of Stonehenge?  And why is Taylor Swift so darn popular? 

One perplexing question that scientists have been diligently working to reveal is the reason why people make weird decisions about money.  Indeed, there have been countless experiments in behavioral economics that demonstrate when it comes to money, reason and rationality are often

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Drive-By Movie Review: Defiance

Today’s Drive-By Movie Review is on the 2008 movie Defiance, starring Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber…

Plot Summary: Jewish brothers in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe escape into the Belorussian forests, where they join Russian resistance fighters and endeavor to build a village in order to protect themselves and over a thousand Jewish non-combatants.

Me: Well, Honeybee, this is the fifth installment of the Drive-By Movie feature here at Len Penzo dot Com.  What do

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Drive-By Movie Review: Killshot

This is a review of the 2009 movie Killshot, starring Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane, and Rosario Dawson.

Plot Synopsys: Carmen Colson (played by Diane Lane) and her semi-estranged husband Wayne are placed in the Federal Witness Protection program after witnessing an “incident.”  After relocating and changing their identities, the couple is rediscovered and targeted by an experienced hit man (Mickey Rourke) and his psychopathic young upstart killer (Joseph Gordon-Levitt).  The ensuing

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Drive-By Movie Review: Knowing

This is a review of the 2009 movie Knowing, starring Nicholas Cage.

Plot Synopsis: Astrophysicist and grieving widower, Professor John Koestler, studies a sheet of paper from a time capsule that has been dug up at his son’s elementary school; on it are dozens of chilling predictions — most that have already occurred, along with three others that are about to — that lead him to believe his family plays a

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Approximate Energy Costs of Your Home Appliances

Our homes today are loaded with more electronic media and electric appliances than ever before.  According to data published by the Energy Information Administration (EIA),  U.S. household electricity consumption increased at an average rate of 1.4 percent per year from 1970 through 2007.  But while the added electrical loads result in easier and more pleasant lives for us, it also brings higher and higher electricity bills.

The Anatomy of an Electricity

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Evaluating the Cost of Extreme Frugality

Earlier this month one of my favorite personal finance bloggers, Bret Frohlich, wrote a terrific piece where he declared war on frugality and explained why frugality doesn’t always pay.

In fact, Bret’s post got me thinking about those who choose to take on a life of extreme frugality. Keep in mind that I’m not referring to people who dutifully cut coupons and grow their own vegetables.

Instead, I am talking about people

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Drive-By Movie Review: The Women

This is a review of the 2008 movie The Women, starring Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, and Eva Mendes.

Plot Synopsis: A group of close-knit women try to figure out how to help their friend when she finds out that her husband of 13 years is having an affair.

Me: Well, there are chick flicks and then there are CHICK FLICKS.  But, Honeybee, I just saw the Mother of All Chick

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Drive-By Movie Review: Gran Torino

There is nothing more irritating for me than eagerly settling down with the Honeybee to watch a movie we’ve rented that, ten minutes after the opening credits, makes me realize I should have chosen to do something a lot more entertaining with my evening – like bone up on the fundamental theorems of calculus.

I’m sure you’re no different.

That’s why I’m starting a new weekly feature here at Len Penzo dot

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