I never wanted to spend much money on my wedding. Of course, I wanted it to be nice, and not a drive-through style wedding in a Las Vegas chapel. However, I never wanted to spend thousands and thousands of dollars. For a few simple reasons. The first reason was obvious. I always believed that in… (18 comments)

Our first paycheck of the month melted away like ice cream on a Mexican beach. It was not because I failed my no-buy self-induced painful challenge (I will elaborate on this shameful event later this month). There was something else eating away at our paycheck. Quite literary, by the way. We all know that the… (48 comments)

  This is a new series I am starting on this blog. It is called Live A Little, and it is not about how to save more by cutting expenses and living frugal. It is not about a debt snowflake or solo 401K rules.  It is all about spending. Don’t you frown already! We spend money… (35 comments)

This post was featured in Carnival of Personal Finance at Compounding Returns Every time one of our pets gets sick, I ask myself this question: why don’t we have pet insurance? In October our six-year old cat, Charlie (yes, this is his photo), suddenly stopped eating and drinking. He was lethargic and sleeping all day… (27 comments)

While some bloggers are engrossed with the Occupy Wall Street movement, I got pre-occupied with the former Godfather Pizza CEO Herman Cain. My curiosity is not based  on Cain’s sexual harassment trouble, even though I think that this particular predicament is another peculiar point in Cain’s debacles. What interests me the most in Cain’s case… (24 comments)