Free Stuff: Revolution Money Exchange $25 signup bonus

Posted by Peter in ,

UPDATE: This offer has been extended until March 31st. Email me now to get your referral link!

This past week I signed up for a new money transfer service, Revolution Money Exchange. Revolution Money Exchange is a money tranfer service along the lines of a which allows you to send and receive funds online instantly to other registered users. The service is easy to use, and unlike PayPal it doesn't cost a dime to send or receive funds.

From now until March 31st, if you sign up for a new account for Revolution Money Exchange, you'll also get a $25 sign up bonus. If you send me your email address I'll also get a $10 referral bonus when you sign up with that address. (If you don't want to do that, that's fine, but I would appreciate it!)

To get your signup link just leave your email in the comments or email me at peter at I'll send you a link to signup for the account and the $25 bonus.

I signed up for and received my $25 bonus almost instantly. I transferred it directly to my local checking account. Free money - can't beat that!

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Back on the exercise bandwagon!

Posted by Peter in ,

Well it's that time of year again - winter has been here for a few months now, and I've gone into hibernation. I put on my winter 10 lbs, and now its time to get motivated and take it back off!

Last year my wife and I both got serious about losing weight. I had gotten to my heaviest weight ever (250 pounds), and I knew I had to change things. I lost about 40 lbs last year through a combination of exercise and healthy eating. My wife got on an exercise program as well, and lost an equally impressive amount.

Well, since last October I took a leave of absence from exercising and surprise, surprise - I gained about 10 lbs back.

Last night we went and bought a replacement treadmill for our exercise room so that we can both get back on the exercise bandwagon. The treadmill we decided upon was a Fuel Fitness FT94 Treadmill. It's a nice looking treadmill that is essentially a house brand over at Dick's Sporting Goods made at the same factory as Sole Treadmills. Sole makes some of the best treadmills on the market, and this Fuel treadmill has gotten some pretty good reviews.

So tonight I start the exercise again by running intervals on the new treadmill. Once we've been using it for a while I'll try to post a review to let everyone know how it's working out for us. Now, to go eat something healthy..


San Francisco Homeless

Posted by Peter

I just got back from a trip to San Francisco on Wednesday. While we were there we encountered quite a large number of homeless people living on the street. Most of the ones we met walked the streets with a tin can (for your spare change) and a cardboard plaque detailing their problems and a plea for your cash. I gave money to a couple of people, but a couple of the cardboard signs gave me more of a chuckle than the others.

One homeless man in a wheelchair had a sign that won points with me for its creativity. It read:

Family kidnapped by ninjas. Need money for Karate lessons.
Another one was more upfront about what the money would be used for:
Need cash for weed.
In trying to find a photo for this post I realized that these guys weren't as creative as I thought - it turns out these same signs pop up all over the place - there seems to be quite the industry in creating these begging signs. The photos shown in the post above are of OTHER street people using the same signs. Go figure.

One man was more creative about how he got his money instead of just using a pre-made sign. Instead of just holding a cardboard sign, he got two large branches from a tree or bush, and then sat on a busy street, hiding behind the branches. When someone walked by he would jump out and scare them. It was like watching candid camera in person. The crowds loved it, and everyone was howling with laughter. The man, who was called the "Bushman", would run around with his tin can after a few successful scares, and collect his ransom. Seems he is a bit famous - read more about him at the link above. Funny stuff.