3 Finance Tips I Got from Cartoons

One of the unfortunate side effects of parenthood is the requirement that you sit through all the shows your kids like to watch. It’s funny how small children learn the rules before they’re even old enough to use the toilet … Continue reading

Budgets vs. Spending Plans

Lately I’ve noticed a ton of references to spending plans as opposed to budgets to keep track of where money goes. Since the word “budget” apparently has negative connotations, thinking of it as a “spending plan” is supposed to make … Continue reading

Are We Defined by Our Mistakes?

Lately I’ve been frustrated with the personal finance blogosphere. Many of the sites I read have taken on an attitude toward poverty (or maybe it was there all along) that absolutely makes me sick. Basically, I’m talking about the attitude … Continue reading

I’m Over the Holidays

  Some of you might have noticed the lack of holiday-related posts around here lately. In a blogosphere that is totally obsessed with saving money on gifts, making your own wrapping paper, and surviving holiday office parties, this is probably … Continue reading