Here are some insights for teaching kids about money. Consider how hard it is to get adult Americans to plan for retirement, then consider how far off any financial milestone seems to kids. It’s no wonder most financial literacy programs don’t work. Many freshman in high school find it hard to fathom college let alone
Many of us are familiar with the saying “time is money.” What we’ve been taught is that wasting our time is, in essence, wasting our earning potential. Likewise, many of us have been taught that if we do something ourselves, without paying someone else, we save money. This isn’t always true.
Here’s a list of 7 “vintage” money savings tips. Some of these are quite fun, actually. We mostly buy whole chicken because of the savings benefit and the ability to use most of the parts. The bones are great for making soup stock. We, also, reuse our sandwich and other bags, tinfoil and tea bags.
couple of weeks ago, we watched Maxed Out: Hard Times, Easy Credit and the Era
of Predatory Lenders, a 2006 documentary about the credit industry. It was written and directed by James Scurlock,
whose documentaries include Parents of
the Year and Stumped! James Scurlock should not be confused
with Morgan Spurlock. We made that
refund, those are nice words, aren’t they? We all love getting money,
especially at tax time. No one likes finishing their taxes and finding they owe
Uncle Sam money they don’t have. Are you making a costly mistake when it comes
to getting a tax refund?
Save Money on What You Buy Americans are reported to throw away about forty percent of food annually. That’s not far off from throwing away half of our food. As we mentioned last week, some of this may be due to confusion when differentiating between what is safe and unsafe to eat. If you buy
You did it! You graduated, searched high and low and landed your first job. It’s time to celebrate. Go out big this weekend with your friends or, maybe, buy that car you’ve had your eye on lately.
Hold up! Not so fast. Yes, you have your first “real” job. It’s likely, however, that you won’t make the money an NFL All-Star makes. What should you do?
years ago we traveled to Spain to join two friends as they wrapped up the last
leg of their honeymoon in Ibiza. We had
an amazing time and brought lots of memories home with us. We also brought back an affinity for
sparkling water. This story tells our
circuitous path to money consciousness with water.
A reader asked about our baked spaghetti squash recipe. It’s a combination of recipes we found online. The Guardian UK deemed spaghetti squash as this falls “must have” ingredient and for good reason. It’s a low carb, low calorie (42 calories per cup), fibrous alternative to pasta loaded with folic acid, vitamin A, potassium and beta carotene.
We made this pan two weeks ago for dinner, then had leftovers that lasted through the early part of this week. It saved us a lot of cooking. Also, on Sunday night, we were almost tempted to get Chipotle, but decided to go with a healthier option we already had. If this wasn’t in the fridge, we would’ve wasted money and calories. Click the link for our hodge-podge recipe.
Drivers lose eight working days a year due to traffic. Business miss a lot of opportunities with their employees sitting in traffic and, then, calming down once they actually get to work. Sign up for our twice monthly newsletter and get our eBook Do You Know How to Be #MoneyConscious? for FREE! Name: Email: