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Jabulani Leffall

Our Common Currency: Born to live, born to die, born to survive and enjoy life while we still have it.

Latest articles by Jabulani Leffall

Could the Chromebook Crush Windows?

Will Google's new Chromebook make out-of-the-box operating systems like Windows and OS X obsolete? It might be nice if it did.

Don't Buy Memories, Make Them

Whatever your child is obsessed with, the perfect frugal holiday gift can be summed up with one word: scrapbook.

U.S. Banks and the Tokyo Drift

A nation reeling from popped real estate and financial collapse mopes through a recession, its president urging calm. Just what country are we talking about?

Is GDP Still Important?

Is GDP outdated? Something that was invented after the depression in a largely agricultural and industrial-based economy may not have a place in today's world when it comes to meas

Who's Your Data? The Myths and Misnomers of Unemployment Figures

How are jobless numbers tabulated? Are they even accurate in the truest sense? Why do newspeople get it completely wrong? Why do the jobless figures make us so jittery and

Moments in the "Garden of Eatin"

Food that is fresh will make you loosen that top button because your pants will be too tight to hold your overflowing wallet from the savings.

Financial Fear Factors

Living in the now is always the hardest part of overcoming fear about anything, especially fear of the lack of money.

New Credit Card Rules: Who Really Benefits?

Credit card industry reform may have good intentions, but will these rules encourage the same behavior that made reform necessary in the first place?

Social Media and Identity Theft in 2010

Would you walk into a dark alley that says "Check out this cool link and audio file around the corner with some nice dresses for ya too?" Probably not. Yet so many do the same exac

Book 'Em This Season

The book ‘em initiative is really what the Holiday Season in general and Christmas is about -- not just the giving of things, but of ideas, thoughts, experiences, things that make

Da' Buy World: Considering "Blue Saturday"

The hard truth behind pop culture trends such as Black Friday, is that saving money on items you don't need because of a price drop, is still a net loss. While many shopped until t

The Law (of) Suits: Insurance for Men

If you are of working age and not independently wealthy through some sort of athletic ability, pop song, technological innovation or government bailout or defense contract, you nee

Recession Journal VI: It's OVER!!!!!!!!!!!! Any Questions?

The recession is technically over, officially over, numerically over. How do you feel now and what are you gonna do about it?

Recession Journal V: Mind, The GAP

Some well known mainstays of Corporate America have decided not to wait for an official recovery but to sell the idea of it to you. Can we collectively as corporate citizens and co

Recession Journal Part IV: The Double-Dip Trip

So everybody is saying it may finally be over, this recession. And it may very well be but if you're thinking that a turnaround is here and your money is burning a hole in your poc

Recession Journal Part III: How Low Can We Go and When Will We Get There?

In order for the economy to turn around it has to hit what so many investment experts and economic forecasters call the "bottom," but what is it, this bottom, what does it look lik

Latvians Mortgage Their Souls For Cash

Some Latvians are selling their souls for cash but not in an amoral or unethical way but literally signing away their souls for a maximum of $1,000. What's your threshold? What are

Not Taking Jack: How To Deal With Identity Theft

Identity theft can happen to anyone. I should know, I've been jacked twice! Here are two major themes to consider when reacting against and deterring identity theft.

Conspicuous Spending: Fading to Black

In the black community and many other communities there is a sense that material possession and flair denotes character, accomplishment and power. It's a poor dad mentality and a

Fresh Mint: 'Recession-proof' ideas make good business

It's rare for me to endorse any financial product or service, much less bigging-up an Internet destination that could divert traffic away from myself and wisebread.com but it's wor