Tag: personal finance

Nov 29

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University-Worth the Money?

So I’ve sort of been a financial nerd for most of my life. As a kid I saved my birthday money, as a teen I saved my babysitting money and as an adult I blog about personal finance. I geek out reading personal finance books, I subscribe to pf podcasts and I regularly read a …

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Feb 24

Hey High Schools! Where’s My Financial Education?

Two weeks ago I wrote a post titled: Credit Cards, the good, the bad, the ugly. In the comments, I got a lot of feedback that schools (particularly colleges and universities) aren’t offering any sort of financial education for their students. While I completely agree that there really isn’t nearly enough financial literacy in our …

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Feb 02

Survivor’s Standouts: Super Bowl Edition

Happy Super Bowl Sunday! Better known in my household as the day we order takeout and watch commercials. OK, I’m speaking for myself. Eric is a football fan, but since the Patriots aren’t in the Super Bowl this year, we I don’t really care who wins. I know there was a lot concern about the …

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Jul 10

Mom Manages the Money

Mom the “Money Manager” Growing up my mother was always the designated money manager. I vividly recall watching her pull out the bill basket and sit at the kitchen table meticulously scrutinizing every statement and bill to make sure that each was correct. She laid out the calendar, pulled out her checkbook and carefully addressed …

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Jul 01

Swimming in Debt or Lifeguarding?

As I meet more and more people who are paying down down, I’ve noticed a few similarities in the things they tell me. Specifically when they’re describing their debt, the same language seems to come up again and again. You know, sayings like, “I was in over my head” “I had a big hole and …

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