Archive for October, 2007

Quick Tip: Moonlighting

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

It's Money Skimming Month. The Donkey shares his secrets for surviving, even thriving, despite the meager allowance approved by The Wife. The Increase Your Income Method This is a classic move that will add bills to your wallet in no time; however it's a much more challenging technique when compared to previous ...

Mea Culpa

Monday, October 29th, 2007

Poll results for the Great Toe Debate Ok, ok, ok... So it's not a good idea to leave a sharp object hidden under a bunch of junk, especially if there is a donkey around. Great Debate Totals The Donkey: 3 (West; Farm; Toe) The Wife: 1 (Rudy) Draw: 1 (Treo) I need to go clean out ...

Lesson 10: Wife Appraisal

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

Anyone who has had a job should be familiar with performance appraisals. These typically occur 1-4 times a year and are designed to evaluate an employee’s performance and identify strengths and areas for improvement. This tool can also be applied to marriage. Or so I thought. Lesson 10: Don’t email your ...

He Said She Said: Blame a husband’s injury on his wife’s negligence?

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

Pain in the Hoof He Said We owned one of those little cheap metal floor lamps that comes in three pieces that screw together. We had it for several years until we finally gave it to my brother. A year after that, the lamp reappeared in our living room and sat in ...

Quick Tip: Money Back Guarantee

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

It's Money Skimming Month. The Donkey shares his secrets for surviving, even thriving, despite the meager allowance approved by The Wife. The Return And Reward Yourself Method I love book buyback because it is always seems like free money. Plus, no one really knows how much you got back. You can ...

Ask a Question for a Chance to Win a Gift Card!

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

Dinner on us? NOTE: This post discusses a reward that we used to give when we printed and answered reader questions.  This reward is NOT being offered currently.  Instead, we hold other various giveaways periodically, so stay tuned!  In the meantime, we are still answering reader questions.  Need advice?  Contact us ...

Marriage Advice: Husband is a backseat driver, but he asked wife to drive!

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

Driving Me Crazy Here's where we answer our our readers' questions. Please don't blame us if the suggestions don't work for you. You're the one taking advice from a donkey. Dear Donkey and Wife My husband often asks me to take a turn driving, but then he criticizes the way I drive ...

Lucky in Love

Friday, October 19th, 2007

More often than not, when I meet one of The Donkey's friends or coworkers for the first time, I hear something like: "Oh, so you're the lucky one." "At last--we get to meet the lady crazy enough to marry this guy!" "How do you put up with him?" "Has he always been so crazy?" "You ...

West is Worst, Apparently

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

The results are in on the West is Best debate. Sort of. We're not exactly sure what happened. One minute the poll was working fine: votes were being tallied, and our children's future speech patterns were being set. The next thing we knew, the poll was showing zero ...

Lesson 9: What’s 1 Plus 1? Don’t Answer That.

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

Recently I was playing with Dimples, coaxing him to fit little shapes into their corresponding outlines on a toy box. Whenever he got one right, I would clap excitedly and say, "Yay!" We repeated the process again and again. This pattern of Solve Problem-Earn Reward is reinforced ...