Posts Tagged ‘finances’

sc 267 Love, Taxes and Violations.

April 17, 2012

Toppie describes a conflagration of financial blunders, damned dry ink cartridges, incredible mile-long traffic tickets, unbelievable law-breaking hi-jinks, and the evil shadow of procrastination that all conspired to climax on dreaded Tax Day!

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sc 151 Blast from the Past (Part One)

February 6, 2011

Back before there was a SMELLCAST, there was this recording.  Listen to Toppie, raw, unedited and live (sort of) from February of 2008.

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sc 53 Get Fetal and Whimper — or — Stay Forever Young.

March 11, 2010

How’s Your Outstanding Debt?  Toppie receives a letter about the Consumer Debt Initiative.  Is it a scam or is it real? Even though 2010 is the year that Toppie will be completely out of debt, he wonders if he should have declared bankruptcy years ago.  Toppie describes his old hidey-hole apartment he spent ten years of his life living in.  Suddenly Toppie explodes and goes into a rant about his ex-lover, explaining why he signed away his future.  Let the consumer beware!  BEWARE CONSUMER!!!!!  BEEEEEEEEEEEEWAARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Moral of the story? Read the fine print, especially when it comes to relationships.

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sc 51 Just Gimmie A Rat Hole!

March 9, 2010

Toppie goes through the classifieds to find a new place to live.  You can contact Toppie at smellcast@aol.com.

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sc 40 Failed Dream.

February 17, 2010

It appears, at least for now, Toppie’s dream to own his grandmother’s home is over.  A screw up is a scew up is a scew up.  Done, done and done.

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sc 38 An Imperfect Home.

February 15, 2010

Toppie relates how his conversation with his dad went when Toppie told him he wanted to buy his grandmother’s house from him.  What lies ahead for Toppie now?

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sc 37 Thinking Like A Real Homeowner.

February 12, 2010

Toppie can not afford to be anything other than a white tornado today.  But before he puts the hairnet, gloves and apron on, Toppie asks himself, “what would a REAL homeowner do?”

Also, a surprise visit from Winnifred Knobstopper from the Butterball Hot-line.

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Episode 19: Two Brothers, One House

January 21, 2010

Toppie tells the sordid tale of a piece of realstate that appears to be in limbo.  Actually it’s the house Toppie is living in — formerly his Grandmother’s house, now owned by his father, mother and uncle.  As much as Toppie is greatful to his parents for allowing him to stay there, and as much as he loves the old place, he frankly wishes his future living situation could be resolved, but unfortunately there seems to be no solution to this realestate conundrum. Thus a tale of two brothers, one house. Toppie wonders how anyone can afford to own a home.

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Episode 11: All Signs Point to Yes

January 12, 2010

Toppie talks about being near the finish of a five year plan to pay off his massive credit card and loan debt. Yes, he’s happy to announce that 2010 is his year of being debt free.  This is in no small thanks to his parents who allowed him to move back home so he could get back on track. Another great piece of news is a raise in pay at work.  It’s merely a cost of living increase for which Toppie is greatful, but aside from that, uncertainty reigns supreme as future lay-offs loom on the horizon.

Continuing on the money front, Toppie also discusses health care in America.  Does Obama’s administration have an adequate grasp of this whole affair?  Hmmm…

Also: Toppie’s failing night vision; and a fun trip to a local apple festival where Toppie got to spin wool!  Pretty cool huh?

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Episode 6: Tomorrow’s A Brand New Day

January 8, 2010

Toppie’s broke and feeling a little blue today.  The perfect time to remember that tomorrow is a brand new day.  Mostly.

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