Being from a rural area of the Midwest, traveling to other parts of the country exposes me to alternate ways of doing things. During a long car trip with my family I learned all about prepaying for gas. I use cash as often as I can, so when I fill … [Read more...] about 4 Things You Need To Know About Prepaying For Gas
Teaching teenagers important personal finance lessons is sometimes as easy as waiting for situations to happen, and then discussing them. An attempted purchase, and a subsequent phone call the next day was a great example of teaching my son about how … [Read more...] about Teens And Money: How Do Banks Detect Fraudulent Charges?
At the beginning of each weekend, my wife and I sit down to discuss our spending plan for the weekend. We talk about any plans we already have on the calendar, other things we'd like to do, and how much they cost. Sometimes we have … [Read more...] about 2 Ways For Couples To Resolve Spending Conflicts
It's been said that money cannot buy happiness. But how a person manages their money has a huge impact on their life in the form of what opportunities are available to them as they progress through the years. The amount of money a person has can … [Read more...] about 4 Ways Financial Calculators Can Help Manage Finances Effectively
I just wanted to get through the next couple of days. I had in-laws visiting from another state which resulted in extra spending for eating and entertaining. An out of town event over the weekend would require extra funds for gas and the usual … [Read more...] about Ignoring Your Finances NEVER Turns Out Well
Image courtesy of Naypong at FreeDigitalPhotos.net I was doing some yard work in the front of my house when my son's friend got in his car to head to work. A few moments later a loud high pitched scratch made me look up and realize that the young … [Read more...] about Some Lessons Are Expensive