November 2011

December always brings a cheerful atmosphere. Who doesn’t love the holidays? Family, fun, time off, somehow everyone seems to be more cheerful around this time, which makes me smile. But it also means more parties, entertaining, decorating and gifts. We don’t want to be happy for just one month and worry about paying December credit […]


With a record $52.4 billion spent over the long weekend, it appears Black Friday was a retail success.  We should all be happy that consumers are loosening the purse strings after several years.  But here’s a dark side that overshadows the good news about this annual event. Shoppers have to worry about their safety not […]


Welcome to the November 27, 2011 Yakezie Carnival. As I write this edition, it is a warm, sunny day which inspired the name.  We’ll take a look at some San Diego sights along with great reading from Yakezie members and challengers. The Yakezie is the largest network of personal finance and lifestyle bloggers on the […]


You all know I’m a fan of Dave Ramsey, the personal finance guru. His online store is having a Black Friday special.  Get best sellers, DVDs, money management tools and more for only $10 (up to 67% off regular price) and when you buy three, get one free! Shipping is a flat rate of $4.95. […]

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I’m a fan of peer-to-peer lending and have a portfolio at  Now both lenders and borrowers can get a bonus gift this weekend. Borrowers Apply for a loan through Sunday, November 27th and if originated by December 16th you can get a free iPod in time for the holidays.  Click HERE for more information […]