October 26, 2017

Happy Halloween

Well October 31st is here and that means trick or treating and Halloween parties. Here at DINC we are a little old to be trick or treating but are more than ready for the parties. As always, we want to have a great time and throw the best parties but need to save money while doing it. We know all you DINC’s out there like to hear from us on our money savings tips so here we go……… What is the number one thing you need for your Halloween party? Decorations? Are you serious? The correct answer is drinks, and to be exact, themed drinks. Well, we have the perfect solution for you. Jungle Juice! (aka Bat Piss, Vampire Blood, and Zombie Sauce). It is as simple as can be; Hawaiian Punch and Kool-Aid mix in a huge jug, everyone that comes brings a beverage and dumps it into the jug. That will cost you about $30, and just use water to fill the jug and create the juice from the mix. The second thing you need is Decorations, and let me guess you don’t realize that all holiday decorations go on sale the day after, so yeah stock up this year on November 1st. A DINC member gave us a great idea on how to decorate for Halloween very cheaply; trash your house. Really, it’s a great idea, you stage your house like a murder scene, couches turned around, lights tipped over, DVD’s and books on the ground, dining room table flipped over, you get the point. Then you just get bloody hand and footprints for the floor and walls for around $20. Lastly, you take some old clothes and stuff them with newspapers to make it look like people and leave them lying on the ground with knives […]
October 26, 2017

Wedding Woes

One random topic we discussed today, here at DINC, is ‘TUXEDOS’ and simply the rationale behind them.  We know, as men, that tuxedos are a necessity in our wardrobes for many important events throughout our lives.  Men, like us, love to sport a nice classy tuxedo, whether it be for weddings, important awards ceremonies (in our honor, of course), or any other major functions or occasions we may partake in. At DINC we talk a lot, and we rarely come to an agreement, no matter what we’re bickering about; but today was one of those few exceptions where we actually agreed upon a topic.  We agreed that tuxedos are just flat out AWESOME (well, obviously) and we all thought that an individual couldn’t look any sharper and ready to conquer the night than when they’re in their tux. But, on the other hand, we were then puzzled as to why more people don’t own their own tux. If you take the time to think about all the ceremonies, weddings, etc. you’re going to be apart of throughout your life, then why wouldn’t we all just get our own penguin suit? On average, renting a tux can easily cost us around $250 per night; while, we could buy our own from anywhere between $50-$150 off your local Craigslist or EBAY, as there are thousands of suitable tuxes listed on both domains. Now, just think of all that coin we could all be saving up by not renting tuxes. The average male will attend about three ceremonies/weddings a year starting when their 25 years old; and this trend will last for an average of ten years. That’s thirty different occasions where you will need a tux.  So, if we all rented a tux every time we needed one, at $250 a pop, […]
October 26, 2017

Horrible Hygiene?

Something we have yet to discuss here at DINC is the importance of hygiene and how it is an essential part of our everyday lifestyle. Today I want to discuss the importance of dental hygiene. Although quite an easy concept, it can quickly be overlooked. Most people wake up, brush their teeth, go about their day, then come home and get ready for bed, yet again brushing their teeth before their slumber. Now, sometimes I know you’re “too tired” to get up and walk the few steps to get to the bathroom to brush your teeth. Or, yes, “you forgot,” as if you couldn’t tell by how horrendous your breath was once you got to work. Here are the consequences if you seem to find yourself forgetting more often than not… The cost of just an examination at the dentist is about $30. A cleaning costs anywhere between $40-$60. Fillings for cavities range from $75-$150 for silver fillings and $150-$250 for white fillings. A crown can cost anywhere between $300-$800. I don’t want to even get into the more serious stuff because you will fall off your chair at how expensive it is. So, here’s DINC’s advice to avoid these outrageous prices that will add up quickly: Be aware of your dental hygiene, invest in some type of dental assistance like a water pick, make sure you visit the dentist at least once a year, pay in cash at every visit, and keep brushing your teeth twice a day!
October 26, 2017

Your Saturday Audible

We are into September and that means fall is here. At DINC we love this time of year; the cool air sets in, the leaves change, and of course football starts again. Who doesn’t love the perfect fall Saturday; I’m sure you know what I am talking about; those days the air is just cool enough where you aren’t cold but want to put on a nice warm sweatshirt, you have a crock-pot of chili on in the kitchen, a 12 pack of your favorite beer, and a full day of football on TV. These are some of the most relaxing and greatest days of the year and if you disagree, I implore you to try it. Seriously, Saturday around 11:00, run to the store, pick up the ingredients for some chili (if you don’t like chili find another slow cooker meal you like), you also might want to get a few snacks, and finally grab a few beers, wine, or whatever you like best. When you get back to your house, throw everything in the crock-pot and turn it on, put the drinks in the fridge (DINC TIP: throw a few drinks in the freezer as well), now go put on some sweatpants and a sweatshirt. If you don’t have anyone to hang out with, call some of your friends over, it’s always more fun with other people around. It should be around 12-12:30 now; perfect, the games are starting. Once the drinks in the freezer are ice cold get one, grab your snacks, kick your feet up and relax while watching America’s sport. Not too bad right? Even for you non-football lovers you can see how great this is. Wait!, its around 2pm and you’re getting pretty hungry, oh no problem, chili is on so go grab a […]
October 26, 2017

Parking Lot Party

Summers are the most popular time to head out and catch a concert. You get to enjoy the wonderful summer weather, have a couple of beers, and listen to some live music. However, these outings can become very expensive. From transportation to the necessary amount of alcohol, concerts add up very quickly. Here at DINC, we have developed some fool proof ideas to help you save a couple bucks and maybe even pay for your concert ticket, so you can enjoy your outing for free. If you plan to go to a concert that is very popular, let’s just say you want to go to Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean (two large country artists for all of you still listening to the rap crap #nojudgement #countryisbetter). Now, these two artists are like a country music lovers dream come true, so chances are tickets are going to be expensive and are going to sell out very quickly. What you want to do, being the DINC member that you are, is buy at least two extras. Why two? So you can sell them and make a profit; and let’s be honest, nobody’s going to want to go to the concert alone, so you need at least two to sell. Don’t be afraid you won’t sell them because you will…trust me. I mean, it’s Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean; their concerts sell out in minutes. Now, once at the concert, you will probably do some pregame drinking in the parking lot. This, my friends, is where there is an opportunity to make some cash. I have seen everything being sold at concerts from t-shirts, to Jell-O shots, to grilled cheese sandwiches, so put on your entrepreneurial thinking caps and think of something that will make you stand out from all the other crazies. […]
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