Dear Crabby, What do you think about time-shares?

Dear Crabby, My wife and I really want to go on vacation and I found one of these time-share companies that will fly us to Florida and pay for our hotel if we simply listen to their sales pitch. Is this a good deal? Sincerely, Jim Nuttinfree Dear Mr Nuttinfree, If I have learned anything in life, I have learned that nothing is free. Of course nothing is guaranteed either, except for death and taxes! Mrs. Crabby and I usually stay away from these types of things, but we did fall prey … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, What about this Couch to 5k business?

Dear Crabby, I was recently made aware of a program called "Couch to 5k."  It is for couch-potatos like myself that want to train to be able to run a 5k race.  Have you heard of things like this?  What do you think about them? Sincerely, Happy Potato Dear Happy Potato, I am actually aware of this program. Mrs. Crabby brought it to my attention a couple years ago. Unfortunately, I have a bad habit of only hearing bits and pieces of what she tells me. So as she went on and on one day … [Read more...]