Dell Studio Slim Desktop

I finally upgraded to a new computer. My last new desktop was purchased in November of 2002, which is a long time ago in the computer world. I have done a couple of upgrades, but for the most part it was pretty original. It was a Pentium 4 2.4GHz with 1GB RAM, an Nvidia GeForce …

Roland FP-4 Digital Piano

I have purchased my first digital piano recently. The Roland FP-4 is an excellent keyboard. Full set of 88 weighted keys, in a compact body, that Apple iPod white color, and built in speakers is exactly what I wanted. In particular, the weighted feel (or the action) is quite nice on the Roland and more …

2004 Mazda 3 Fuel Economy

My wife and I purchased a 2004 Mazda 3 around a month ago. I have to say we have been very pleasantly surprised. It runs quite smooth and gets very reasonable gas mileage. Here are the specs and my mileage results. Specifications Year: 2004 Model: Mazda 3 Engine: 2.0L Transmission: Automatic (triptonic) Mileage: 50,000 mi …

Vehicle Bill of Sale

I recently purchased a Mazda 3 for my wife. It was a good exercise in the process of buying a used car through a private sale. There a a number of issue to take care of and I developed my own little process. You can read about it in my article Negotiating a Private Sale …

Negotiating A Private Sale on a Car

I have learned a lot about negotiating and due diligence on a car when buying privately. This is from my own experiences and talking to other people that have purchased used vehicles and what they feel is important. If you don’t think you need to do any of these items, then feel free not to. …

TD Travel Visas

TD Bank offers a few different rewards Visas you can choose from. There are their Travel Reward cards that you earn TD Points with or the straight up cash back rebates on the TD Reward Cards. There are a few others like low interest, student, and business cards. You can check them all out at …