My wife and I built our home almost eleven years ago. It was fun picking out the dÃ©cor for our new home and it all seemed shiny and new for several years. Years have gone by, kids have grown up, and the shininess has worn off of many … [Read more...] about The New Carpet Journey Part 1 : Empire Today Comes To Visit
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We take for granted the complexity of things we do every day. They seem simple to us because we've done them countless times, but when we try to explain the process to someone else it comes out sounding extremely complex. I had one … [Read more...] about Teaching The Skill Of Cashing A Paycheck
My son recently entered the workforce with his first part-time job. Last weekend he got his first full paycheck, and I could see the excitement in his eyes. He thought he was swimming in money, and relative to any other time in his life he was … [Read more...] about Teaching A Teenager How To Budget
I'm not a big fan of eating out, simply because eating at a restaurant usually doesn't represent a good use of my hard earned money. Most of the time I could make the same dish with a higher quality and for a lower cost at home. The absolute worst … [Read more...] about Head To Head Value Match-up: The Olive Garden vs. Noodles And Company
Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici at FreeDigitalPhotos.net There's no manual to being a parent. Every phase of their development is as new for them as it is for us. We just sort of wing it as we go along, especially with our first born. We … [Read more...] about What Should My Teenager Pay For?
By Clever Dude Car enthusiasts have been raving for decades about how awesome and perfect the Mazda MX-5 (otherwise known as Miata) is as a sports car. But then you get so many others complaining about its size, lack of power and "less than … [Read more...] about Clever Dude reviews the 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring PRHT