Jabulani Leffall's blog

The Gettin'-Baptized-in-the-Watah Epiphany

In an average week, an average chunky-blooded professional American could easily spend up to $140 on a combination of drinks that come with meals such as morning coffee, herbal tea

Placing Prepositions: Where you from? Where you at?

Our spending and money management choices may be influenced by factors we can't control in our own minds as well as factors we couldn't control growing up. You may ask, to what are

Johnny Says: Read This Post and Get Riyyyyyyyyyyatch

The sad truth is everybody is not going to get rich. This is why picking up the books and CDS of your favorite finance guru(s) seems like you're doing the work at getting your hous

Recession Journal Part II: Broke or Poor?

We must understand fundamentally while some of our exercises in saving go for naught and why when things turn around, we forget our lessons. Unfortunately in America just eat one b

Coupon Coups

Nothing vindicates a cynic by being proven right and coupons can often be used as a marketing tool for the old bait and switch. Overcome misgivings about coupons by going from coup

Recession Journal Part I: 'Fast' Money in the '09

Forget about the fact that it's a recession. What you do now determines where you will be when the graph trends up again. What if you stopped dropping duckets like you dropped weig

The Make You Wanna Holla Presentation

In a realm where the DJ is dead and many spend more time texting and e-mailing than talking, defeat the Borg with a little bit of imagination. And if you've got your PC or Mac join

The Costa Rica Heist (Remix) A case for T.I.

The moral of the story: Getting travel insurance doesn't hurt. Cliff Notes Are in Italics.

The Costa Rica Lesson: Awwwwwww They Got Me

Get Travel Insurance before you go anywhere. Have and not need it. No really trust me.

This Post Really Suk-kuks: Examining Islamic Finance

There is a burgeoning form of Islamic fundamentalism and it has nothing to do with hate speech or bombs -- Shariah-compliant financing. These loans, based on the premise that

Sittin' on Dubs: The Andrew Jackson Proposal

Twenty dollars isn't what it used to be and for that matter, given recent events, neither is $100, $1,000 or $10,000. With consumer confidence waning, why not get your swagger

The Bailbondsman Approach Part Deux: Fiscal Stimulus No Gonna Workie

Paul Michael essentially wrote this post in January but it needs to be said again. A culture that remedies a systemic problem that stems from borrowing, with, well...more borrowing

The Bailbondsman Approach: Why Some Of Us Stay Broke

The government is letting people think that it's okay to make bad choices. The Treasury is rewarding bad behavior and the consumer is learning nothing except to keep up the

The Shanghai Supposition: Better Choices=More Choices=Better Experiences

Cheap Chinese goods have created a Wal-Mart economy in America but for the individual they can be an eye-opening experience about the joys of travel, about the pride garnered from

Debt Discovery: The Ties That Binder

It's amazing how many of us are business people -- dealing with budgets, liabilities, profit, revenue and loss -- who make questionable decisions with our own finances. What

Killin 'em Out There: The School Clothes Conundrum

How do you break the cycle when social engineering and personal spending habits that are as unique as your genetic coding, are emptying your pockets?

Money Porn: Are you an "Adult" Investor?

With the use of provocative phrases such as "hard sell," "sharp-rise," "capital injection," inflation," "surge" and "double-digit

GYM Class: THE DIY, DIFNF Thesis

If you know that you aren't going to be able to work out more than three times a week, if you have a fitness center in your apartment complex or if you're self-motivated an

Miser v. Stunna: A Case Study

Miserly is derived from a Latin term that means "wretched." It is the linguistic blood relative of miserable. Stuntin' is when you spend too much money and w

Common Currency: A Primer

These postings will pertain to the economy of life, which is all about personal alternatives that shape our financial world.