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Have you ever seen a bad purchase, and found yourself powerless to stop it? I witnessed one recently that had me shaking my head, and while I fully admit that I have been known to be wrong from time to time, in this specific instance my instincts … [Read more...] about Sometimes You Have to Learn The Hard Way
My fifteen year old son said something unexpected to me recently. My family and I are currently on vacation in Florida, and we were walking along a boardwalk, checking out stores and hunting for new adventures. We came upon a zip line that stretched … [Read more...] about How Much Should Kids Worry About Your Finances?
Oh checking account, why do you hate me so? Personally, I don't even understand why you're called a checking account given that I use my debit card far more than I write checks. I try to love my checking account, reconciling it as often as I … [Read more...] about Why I Should Reconcile My Checkbook Every Day
I knew it was a bad idea even as I backed out of the driveway. I was heading to the grocery store late on a Saturday afternoon to do our usual shopping for the upcoming week. My fears were confirmed as I pulled into a jam packed … [Read more...] about Afternoon Grocery Shopping Can Bust Your Budget
A water heater thatstops running, a car that needs repair, or a root canal are all unexpected expenses that pop up from time to time during this wonderful thing we call life. But I never thought in my wildest dreams of something like this. On … [Read more...] about If You Have a Teenager, You Need an Emergency Fund