I am in bed, having the worst cold ever. Of course it is not the worst ever, it just feels that way. My head is stuffed and so is my brain. Instead of writing something informative, thought-provoking or self-bitching, I decided to write something that hopefully will give my readers a glimpse of who is… (53 comments)

This article was featured in the following carnivals: Yakezie Carnival at Prairie Eco Thrifter Carnival of Financial Camaraderie at My University Money Totally Money at Family Money Values Carnival of Wealth at Control Your Cash Carnival of Financial Planning at Skilled Investor Blog I try not to judge a book by it’s cover because usually… (51 comments)

Looking at 2011, I can say that I’ve accomplished a few things (I am not going to talk about any salary increase because there was none) and failed at some. What I did right in 2011 Family In 2011 I finally got to see my grandmother. She is 86 years old. I did not see… (26 comments)

I did not believe in Twitter for a very long time. I thought it was meaningless and impersonal. What kind of thoughtful message you can put in 140 characters? I was convinced that Twitter was created to satisfy human vanity. I thought people who were using it were doing it solely for self-promotion purposes. I… (33 comments)

In the past few weeks I have stumbled upon a few articles that seemed to contemplate the same topic but from different angles. Fabulously Broke contemplated the question Is Blogging A Waste of Time? Her blog post led me to discover Single Mom Rich Mom blog post Is Blogging A Waste of Time (And Possibly… (30 comments)

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” Robert H. Schuller My grandmother was born in 1925 in the Soviet Union, a very young country, created just two years before my grandmother was born. My grandmother lived through Stalin’s regime, World War II, the Cold War, perestroika, and, finally, the collapse of the Soviet Union… (17 comments)