Cash Is King

Credit and debit cards are convenient, and dangerous, as we all know. Consumer debt is rampant. Debt consolidation companies are doing a great business. Unemployment or underemployment, paying off college tuition, it all adds up quickly, especially with the sky-high interest some credit card companies charge. What many people don’t know is that spending cash–currency … More Cash Is King

Etiquette, Italian Style

A year or two ago, I was in Florence, being a¬†flaneur. I got lost. How? Good question. Florence has always struck me as a small town. One with great art, stunning architecture, jaw-dropping history and wonderful people, but small nonetheless. Somewhere behind the Santa Croce, I was wandering helplessly in a labyrinth of cobblestone and … More Etiquette, Italian Style