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… (53 comments)

This post was featured in the following carnivals: Yakezie Carnival at Little House in the Valley Carnival of Financial Camaraderie at Financial Success for Young Adults Totally Money at Passive Income to Retire Festival of Frugality at Squirrelers Carnival of Wealth at Control Your Cash Carnival of Financial Planning at Credit Cards Canada Carnival of… (48 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)

This post was featured as one of the Editor’s Picks in Carnival of Personal Finance #335: Get A Prenup Edition. 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… (31 comments)