Last week, Melanie mentioned some money skills to teach your kids and I thought it’d be good to examine what we’re doing. Our kid is only 4 years old so it’s a bit too early to teach him about investing or something complicated like that. At this age, he knows money is a good thing. […]
What we’re teaching our kid about money
Image credit: epSos.de Simplified lists that order investments by risk almost universally describe bond funds as less risky than equity funds, and often, this is true. But it isn’t categorically true, and that’s a problem for me. A novice may think he or she has enough information to reasonably conclude that any […]
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The media loves to run trend pieces about how millennials are allegedly worse than other generations in some respect. According to these articles, millennials change jobs more often and are less loyal to employers than people in other generations. Writers present a past filled with workers who dutifully stayed at the same job for 30 […]
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You might be wondering can you really negotiate rent prices A landlord has the right to increase your rental rate once your lease expires. At that point, you will, of course, have had a heads up of this happening. So should you sit around and just accept it or move out? No, you should try […]
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Why I want to teach about Investing and Wealth Accumulation Note: The following will read a bit oddly because I removed some personal family data, such as name, etc… Reason 1, What happened in the recent past, a brief family history: The Great Depression and our recent family history Before Great Grandma was born, life […]
The post Growing Money Smart 1 – Why Teach Investing and Wealth Accumulation
I’m almost ready to file our taxes this year, and it looks like we’ll be earning a nice fat refund. It’s not always easy to know what we should do with the refund money though – do you blow it all or be responsible with it? The short answer is that you should incorporate both […]
How to Spend Your Tax Refund This Year
I was listening to talk radio the other day (because pretty much all music these days is freaking miserable) and there was a guy who was trying to sell his “get rich quick with real estate” program. I wasn’t very interested in his real estate program, but I was really interested in his philosophy on money, because he summed it […]
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While the seeds were planted over 5 years ago it wasn’t until the end of January 2013 when I started an investment club with 8 other friends. The idea was simple enough, we would each put $500 in to start, and then every month thereafter we would automatically deposit $100 a month. Buy and sell […]
The post My Investment Club – 2 Years Later
By Melanie Lockert (our staff writer) Ever since I started on my financial journey to get out of debt, one thing has become apparent to me: most people don’t know anything about money management. Financial education is grossly lacking in school, and by the time we do finally learn about money, it’s usually because of […]
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