When I graduated from high school, I didn’t know anything about personal finance, except how to balance a checkbook. I’ve learned a lot through the school of hard knocks, and I’m grateful for what I’ve learned, [...]
I went to our big family Christmas party at my dad’s house on Saturday night. As we were talking after dinner, the conversation turned to finances and parenting. We began to discuss the things we assumed [...]
My children have always liked Veggie Tales. We began watching them in 1999, when my daughter was just one year old, and they have been a staple in our family ever since. Around Christmas time, my [...]
Over the weekend I watched a movie called Three Days. Briefly, the movie was about a couple who had a fight on Christmas Eve, and then the wife was killed in an accident. An angel visited [...]
Having an open conversation with your spouse about financial goals and financial realities can go a long way toward fostering peace in your relationship. Money is one of the most frequent causes of conflict in a [...]
I recently planned a birthday party for my son, Sam. I’ve never been one to get into the trend of expensive, elaborate parties for children. I tend to agree with Dr. Kevin Leman, author of Home [...]
Sam’s birthday is next Monday. I could rent a place for $100, invite a dozen of his friends, overload them all with cake and ice cream, and bring home a dozen presents that Sam will probably [...]
In my post The true earning power and the real cost of luxuries, I discussed the concept of true earning power. If the thought of making only $3.85 from a $30 per hour wage does not [...]
I was reading a blog post at Single Guy Money where he relates the story of a friend who was hiding money from her husband. This woman apparently has a secret checking account where she keeps [...]
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