Ben Branam

Financial Friday

By on March 9, 2012

10 Money Saving Ideas Do it yourself, Find someone to talk money with, Actually eat your leftovers,  Pack a lunch, Wait until things go on sale, Sleep on it before buying, Negotiate, Cut up credit cards, Take out cash, when

False Security

By on March 8, 2012

Most people create false security zones so they don’t have to deal with reality.  My favorite people that do that are my friends at the local bank.  On and off the bank has an armed guard there even though it’s

Eyes in the Back of Your Head

By on March 7, 2012

Have you ever wanted to see what was happening behind you or wonder how other people seem to know what is happening behind them?  Sometimes I want to know just because I’m curious and other times it’s for my safety. 

Stupid Criminals Can be Dangerous

By on March 5, 2012

Last week I was entering an HEB Supermarket to get something to eat.  Just outside the door the manager was arguing with a customer about stealing.  I did the same thing I advise others to do, just keep going.  I

Financial Friday

By on March 2, 2012

Should you keep that clunker? I bought my first car after returning from boot camp in 1999, a 1989 Camaro IROC-Z.  It had a V-8 and about 100,000 miles on it.  I sold it a couple months ago after putting

It’s Flippin’ Hot!

By on March 1, 2012

Heat injuries will kill you just as dead as the cold will.  I’ve yet to get the “silver bullet” as it’s called by Marines referring to how they check your body temperature.  I’ve been told it’s not fun!  At least