Archive for the ‘Rants’ Category

What You Need to Know When Borrowing Money

As the saying goes, when it comes to money, there are friends, family and fools. That said, it’s important to understand that borrowing money is serious whether you are asking a friend for a favor or if you are going to the bank to get a loan. US consumer debt is hovering around over $11 trillion per […]

The Sadistic Side of Santa

I know, I know: the Holidays are over; it is time to move on. My Christmas was gloomy and snowy. I did not get to see Le Miserables because it was all sold out. I did not know that people like to go to movies on Christmas. We did not go cross-country skiing because it […]

Sleep on the Pavement, Piss in a Bottle

I am not going to talk about camping equipment. Or tents. Or camping trailers. I want to discuss people who camp out in front of businesses. If you have spent hours, days and nights in front of your local Apple store waiting for an iPhone 5, you should stop reading now because the rest of […]

How I Spent $300 on Wicked Parents, a Sick Child and a Slurpie

A few weeks ago, in August, we went to see Wicked. The first time Wicked came to Salt Lake City, the tickets sold out within twenty minutes. This year, when Wicked arrived into town, I was not holding my breath. But surprises happen when you expect them the least. One day I stumbled upon an […]

How Much Money Are We Supposed to Spend on Friends?

Friends. My biggest monetary pet peeve lately. Nowadays it is not easy to be a good friend. Nor it is cheap anymore. I have a complicated relationship with most of my friends. We all have different hobbies, views and goals. Somehow we all manage to stay friends. Let’s see. I like staying home. I hate […]

French Toast in Alaska

Vacation. Alaska. Cruise. Right. That odd feeling I got in the beginning of our cruise is not fading away. From day one I felt that we are in some odd dimension where we are forced into a small, inadequate space with mean spirits instead of people. That’s what confinement on a ship does to you: […]

Why Personal Finance Blogs Became a Cliché

What topics are trending nowadays in the personal finance blogosphere? Let’s see: Steps on how to get out of debt; To pay off debt or save for an emergency; How to save on utilities; What is more efficient a debt snowball or snowflake (would anyone like a snow shovel?) Why saving for retirement is important; […]