Welcome to The Cranky Yankee blog! Nothing makes me crankier than the fact that while I am trying to help you save your money, nefarious other forces are trying to take it from you! So consider this blog sort of like a seat belt on the bumpy wagon of saving money! So hang on honey! It will be worth the journey! (btw, I know I don't look particularly cranky in that picture up there, but Thor was pretty clear that I only had enough money for one professional photo. So when you look at this, know that when I write these blog posts I'm actually making a really mad face and doing a kind of snarly, growling thing at the same time. Oh yeah, and I'm most likely also muttering stuff like "those dirty, stinkin' sneaky, no good filthy low-down...) You get the idea. Come back soon!