The Yakezie Carnival: Wedding Edition!

It’s spring time, that time of year when the birds come back, the bees start buzzing, and everything starts to take on a more beautiful hue.  With the whole world coming back to life this time of year, it’s no wonder that more than a few couples decide to join their lives together in the… Continue Reading

How to Break Your Bad Financial Habits

I have plenty of bad habits.  I tend to use my credit cards without thinking of how I will pay off the debt before interest starts to be charged, I don’t keep much of an emergency fund, and I don’t shop around enough when making major purchases (or really, most any purchases).  And those are… Continue Reading

The Rise of Virtual Currencies

Chances are, the last time you made a purchase, you didn’t hand over a stack of bills or a handful of coins.  The widespread use of credit cards, debit cards, checks, and other substitutes  for physical cash means that there’s less need to keep a large wad of bills in your wallet, in turn making… Continue Reading

Frugal Friday – Medicine

Welcome to yet another very Frugal Friday!  This week, we’re going to look at what tends to be a rather large expense for many people, medications.  In a world where nearly every problem seems to have a (prescription) drug-based cure (to say nothing of many issues that probably don’t rise to level of ‘problems’…), being… Continue Reading

Net Worth Update: June 2011

Ah, summer is here.  Well, technically it’s not here until the 21st of this month, although you won’t know that from the 90+ degree Farenheit (32+ degree Celsius) weather we’ve had this past weekend.  I am very glad for the invention of air conditioning, as I’m quite a wimp when it comes to excess heat.… Continue Reading