Friday, March 28, 2008

Ticketmaster fees!!

Thought I would be a cool dad and take the family to see High School Musical this summer at the Fox Theater. After checking the site, and rechecking just to make sure I wasn't seeing things, I've decided that $80/person is FREAKING RIDICULOUS! How can normal families afford to take the kids to see shows any more? On top of the $66 base charge, TicketMaster slaps you with an $11.45 "convenience" charge AND a $2.50 charge to PRINT THE TICKETS on your own computer! WHAT?!?! OK, let me get this straight. It's free if I have TM mail the tickets to me, but if I want to print the tickets on my computer, with my printer and my paper....then it costs me $2.50?

Hmmmm.....guess we won't be going to see HSM. I'd rather spend the money taking the boys somewhere like the beach, Disney, or even up into the mountains to rent a cabin or do some camping.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Prosper.com

Just made my first bid on www.prosper.com a cool site that matches people that want to borrow money with people that have money to invest/lend. I've been watching bids for a while and finally decided on contributing a little toward a loan for "Growth Capital for Green Building Company" which should earn me 11.22% APR. (edit: APR dropped to 6% due to the bidding that is happening.)