Fesitval of Frugality #163rd Edition

This is my 100th Post (thank you, thank you), kind of exciting that it is also my first time hosting a Blog Carnival.  I am hosting the 163rd Edition of the Festival of Frugality.  There were approximately 80 entries, but I only felt 60 were worth my readers’ valuable time (who is looking out for… Continue Reading

Accountability Leads to Success

Accountability Leads to Success

Thursday was our quarterly meeting for work, where sales accomplishments and goals were discussed.  One theme that echoed today was, you guessed it, Accountability Leads to Success.  That sentiment is short and sweet…4 simple words whose truth have been proven over time. First, we should define Accountability.  Merriam Webster defines accountability as, the quality or state of… Continue Reading

Simple way to Save money on Travel

This is an IM conversation I had today with a really good buddy of mine: Him: I hate all airline companies I hope they go out of business! Me: ummm Why? Him: I went to buy a plane ticket to SC yesterday – $200 and today it was $350! Me: WOAH… Him: Exactly why I… Continue Reading

Crash Course in Economics – Keynesian Economics 101

Crash Course in Economics – Keynesian Economics 101

I started this blog so I can post about all things to do with money – including personal finance, economics and taxes.  I think I have blogged about ad naseum (hahah had to fit a little Latin jargon in there) about taxes and personal finances but very little about economics.  Notwithstanding, I had voiced my opinion about… Continue Reading

Where are your Tax Dollars Going?

Where are your Tax Dollars Going?

I am not sure how I feel about the idea of TARP which wikipedia defines as, TARP allows the United States Department of the Treasury to purchase or insure up to $700 billion of “troubled” assets. “Troubled assets” are defined as “(A) residential or commercial mortgages and any securities, obligations, or other instruments that are… Continue Reading

Passive Income via High Yield Muni Bonds – Can’t do it YET

Passive Income via High Yield Muni Bonds – Can’t do it YET

I am obsessed with the idea of passive income, the thought that I could make money while sleeping truly excites me (does that make me weird? probably).  Well today I came accross a great article on the Wall Street Journal Personal Finance Site by Brett Arends titled, “High-Yield Muni Bonds: Time to Strike?” Mr. Arends… Continue Reading