My Nonagenarian Aunt Doris Shares Her Thoughts On Growing Old

This is an article from my dear Aunt Doris, who regular readers know is the head panelist in all of my family blind taste-test challenges.

I wish everybody could have an Aunt Doris in their family.

When you buy a refrigerator, or a car, or even a teakettle, you get a booklet that tells you what to expect, how it works, and basically what to do in the case it doesn’t

Continue reading My Nonagenarian Aunt Doris Shares Her Thoughts On Growing Old

A True Love-Story: My Proven Method for Online Dating Success

I thought this article would be apropos today, considering the Honeybee and I are enjoying a bit of a second honeymoon in Maui this week — sans kids, of course. And yes, we’re having a fabulous time!

It’s tough being single. Perhaps that’s why Internet dating is now bigger than the porn industry, according to an infographic by Online Schools.

In fact, with 40 million people now taking advantage of online dating

Continue reading A True Love-Story: My Proven Method for Online Dating Success

Black Coffee: Maui, Orlando, or Zimbabwe. (But Pick Only One.)

It’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy a little joe…

Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what’s been going on in the world of money and personal finance. Here’s what caught my attention over the past week…

As you read this, guess who is sitting on a beautiful beach somewhere in Maui.

No, not Dr. Dean or the Financial Samurai. (Then

Continue reading Black Coffee: Maui, Orlando, or Zimbabwe. (But Pick Only One.)

100 Words On: The Importance of Good Moral Character

When evaluating people, they say good character trumps all. Coach John Wooden always preached that character was more important than reputation because “character is what you really are, while reputation is merely what others think you are.”  Folks with good character never shy away from making hard decisions whenever they’re necessary and — more importantly — they always take into account the effect their actions will have

Continue reading 100 Words On: The Importance of Good Moral Character

4 Surprising Truths You Must Learn Before You Can Be Rich

Today I’m pleased to present this guest post from my good friend Paula Pant of  Afford Anything – the blog that believes money should never hinder your dreams. If you get a chance, stop by her site and check it out — you won’t be disappointed.

Success is psychological. Whether your goal is to become rich, lose 20 pounds or learn another language, your mindset is your strongest weapon. You are

Continue reading 4 Surprising Truths You Must Learn Before You Can Be Rich

Black Coffee: If You've Got a Hairy Back, Have I Got a Deal for You!

It’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy a little joe…

Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what’s been going on in the world of money and personal finance. Here’s what caught my attention over the past week…

I had a blast at last week’s Financial Blogger Conference and I am already looking forward to next year’s edition. I learned a

Continue reading Black Coffee: If You’ve Got a Hairy Back, Have I Got a Deal for You!

100 Words On: Why It Doesn't Always Pay to Do It Yourself

With the current economic malaise continuing to strain household budgets, it’s no wonder that a growing number of people have decided to stretch their incomes by taking on more do-it-yourself tasks. As a result, thrifty folk from all walks of life are now boldly tackling complex and ambitious jobs that they’d never dream of handling in better times. Even so,  DIY projects can be financially risky too.

The bottom line: Do-it-yourself

Continue reading 100 Words On: Why It Doesn’t Always Pay to Do It Yourself

The Real Secret to Achieving Financial Freedom on a Modest Income

Earlier this summer my teenage son revealed to me and the Honeybee that he has a girlfriend. Yes, it’s his first one.

And as every guy who has ever dared to play the game of love knows, courting the fairer sex requires a suitor to spend a little cash on his girl now and then. At least it does for those who want to get to second base.

Now that

Continue reading The Real Secret to Achieving Financial Freedom on a Modest Income

The Latest Credit Card Gimmick: Two Different Cards, One Statement

I have a love/hate relationship with my credit card company. Last week I got a little taste of both after they sent me another mailbox surprise.

You see, although my current Citi Dividends Mastercard didn’t expire until 2014, they went ahead and sent me and the Honeybee new cards anyway.

If you think that’s strange, Citi also included a second, separate, Citi Dividend American Express Card for both of us — although

Continue reading The Latest Credit Card Gimmick: Two Different Cards, One Statement

Black Coffee: Would You Believe My Dog Ate the First Half of this Article?

It’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy a little joe…

Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what’s been going on in the world of money and personal finance. Here’s what caught my attention over the past week…

I know what you’re thinking, folks: This week’s edition of Black Coffee looks a little light. Yep.  But I have a good excuse. This weekend

Continue reading Black Coffee: Would You Believe My Dog Ate the First Half of this Article?

Question of the Week:

Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.