Four Mistakes I Made In College (I Hope My Kids Don’t Make)

Mistakes I Made In College
Live and learn… While this old adage is true, I hope my children’s financial future is brighter than mine.  I hope I teach them to make smart financial decisions. So if they do make poor financial decisions, it affects them only in the short term, rather than decades as some of my financial mistakes have affected me. Here are some things I hope my kids do differently than me: Eating Out I...

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Creativity: Your Ticket To Saving Money

creativity, ticket to saving money
“I’m just not that creative…” How many times have you said that or heard someone else say that?  You might think of creativity as simply being an accomplished artist, a good writer, or being able to make a cute craft. But it goes far beyond that. Creativity can save you money.  Lots of money. Creativity with Food According to The Huffington Post, “the average American...

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Posted in: Minimalism and Frugality

Watching Others Make the Financial Mistakes You’ve Made

Financial Mistakes, struggle with money
I have a friend, Jane, who is in her late 20s.  Jane is working at a job full-time, though she is not earning that much.  She was offered a new position in the same company and would earn $10,000 more, but that job would require her to take on additional duties, which she’s not comfortable with. Jane lives in an apartment that caters to college students, so she has numerous problems with neighbours...

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Posted in: Minimalism and Frugality

Can You Afford Four Houses?

four houses, Sister Wives, tv series
One of my guilty pleasures after a long day of work is to watch a show or two from a series on Netflix.  Right now, I’m watching the TLC series Sister Wives about a polygamist family where there is one husband and four wives.  Don’t forget the seventeen kids. Photo courtesy of hollywoodlife.com. I know some people are irked by this show and the Brown family’s polygamy lifestyle....

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