Episode 012 – Hypermiling

January 2, 2012 in Money, Podcast, Resources, Transportation by Societus

Happy new year and welcome back for a new year of amazing stuff!

Today I’m talking about Hyper-miling, which for those not in the know, is the skill people have been refining to improve their fuel economy through maintenance, performance parts, and driving style changes. Practice it and you will notice a difference! I’ve gone from 13MPG up to 21!!

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Tips & Tricks: Buying Locally

December 13, 2011 in Money by Societus

Hey guys, I’m sure you all know the importance of buying locally to help keep our economy and small businesses running, but a lesser known skill is being able to tell what products are being made here, and more and more Chinese and international manufacturers have stopped putting the country of origin on packaging due to increasing customer avoidance. So today, we are going to cover how to identify the country of origin using the bar codes on every item sold in most stores.

The Universal Product Code is a versatile labeling system that allows cash registers and inventory systems to quickly and easily sort, order, and price items, however they also have the detail of sourcing the Country of Origin, Manufacturer ID, Distributor ID, Series ID, and Product ID, in that order, within the bar code.

The first three digits of a UPC code identify the country of the original source of the product, regardless of who finished or distributed the product. Use this guide to easily sort out the items you want to buy.

690-692 MADE IN CHINA
00 – 09 ….. USA & CANADA
30 – 37 ….. FRANCE
40 – 44 ….. GERMANY
471 ………..TAIWAN
49 ………… JAPAN
50 ………… UK

Although no mainstream source considers this information in the gradually more globalized economic environment, this is information that should be a right to know for all citizens, to promote local business and especially for our foods, to reduce the distance traveled from farm to fork.
Thanks for dropping by today, and have a great tomorrow.

Episode 006 – Money: Building a Budget

December 13, 2011 in Money by Societus

Episode 006 – Basic Budgeting

Whew! After many months of hiatus and medical issues, I am reviving the podcast! My deepest apologies to anyone who wanted me to put out more media in this time, I plan to make up for it now by coming up with as many topics as possible to get people thinking.

Today is a Money episode, and it came from my recent “shit hit my fan” experience on medical disability, so it is about how to develop a bulletproof budget, and how to set goals so you can be financially prepared for your future regardless of the bones that get thrown in the gears.

Make sure to leave comments and questions, If you would like me to help build a customized budget for you contact me on Skype at “CallUsTomorrow”

Iphone and Android app for the Banker-style budget is in the works, links will be provided when complete

 
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