Taming the iWant

I’m driving to the Apple Store today to have the battery in my phone repaired. Generally, I avoid going at all costs, because if Target and the mall are danger zones for my spending addiction, the Apple Store is a … Continue reading

3 Tales of the Financially Insane

One of the drawbacks of being a therapist (or former therapist) is that many of my friends seem to think I’m their personal therapist. And the fact that I’m now a personal finance blogger just means that I get the money drama … Continue reading

What’s in Your Wallet? 5 Ways to Clear the Clutter

When I was a kid, my mom’s purse was like one of those magic Mary Poppins bags. Need a Kleenex? A baby wipe? Gum? Scissors? Needle and thread? A copy of your birth certificate and immunization records? No matter what … Continue reading

Book Review: Secrets of a Stingy Scoundrel

Awhile back, my friend Phil Villarreal asked me if I’d be interested in reading and reviewing a copy of his book, Secrets of a Stingy Scoundrel. I’ll be honest: I didn’t even know he’d written a book (some friend, huh?) so … Continue reading