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Trash Picking Laws

If you find treasure where others see trash, take a few minutes consider trash picking laws. Are you breaking the law when scavenging, dumpster diving, curb surfing, free-cycling, or trash picking?  Maybe.  It depends on where you are picking, what you are taking, and your methods. You are breaking no federal laws by trash picking garbage … Continue reading Trash Picking Laws

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The Cheapest Way to Have a Smartphone

I may have been the last person in Philadelphia with a flip phone, because I was unsure of the cheapest way to have a smartphone. I was mocked at work and on the street.  Little kids driving their big-wheels would stop to stare at me (and take pictures with their smartphones).  My neighbor thought it … Continue reading The Cheapest Way to Have a Smartphone