I was wasting money without even really thinking about or realizing it. I had been doing this for nearly 20 years. It was something that was assumed and expected. But when I really took a good hard look at it, I wasn't getting any value out of … [Read more...] about Are You Wasting Money With Traditions?
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Many businesses ask for your feedback. Just in the last week I've received requests to answer survey questions from a pizza place and my cell phone provider. Some companies even offer an incentive to fill out the survey such as a free appetizer or … [Read more...] about It Pays To Complain
Part of being a successful parent is knowing which battles to fight. Children need instruction and guidance, but they are their own individuals as well. It's important to let them figure out who they are, and express themselves in their own way. As … [Read more...] about Parenting: Letting The Little Things Go
My wife and I spent all day Saturday doing tasks around our home. I had planned on grilling hamburgers for dinner, but when dinnertime rolled around we were both exhausted. We still had a craving for a good burger, but neither of us had the energy … [Read more...] about The Cost Of A Great Burger: Restaurant Vs Cooking At Home
Does it seem to anyone else that tip jars are showing up in more and more places these days? While I generally have no problem giving a tip to someone working in the service industry for a job well done, it seems harder and harder to determine when … [Read more...] about Tipping Adventures Double Header: Carpet Cleaner and Furniture Delivery
There are countless ways to handle personal finances, everyone does it just a little different. Methods range from tracking every expenditure in an elaborate spreadsheet and having all bill payments automated, to others who still write physical … [Read more...] about Managing Your Finances: Pay Your Bills On Time Using A Payment Worksheet