Teaching Kids About Money

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 

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7 Vintage Money Saving Tips

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.  

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Are You Making a Costly W-4 Mistake?

Tax
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?

You Landed Your First Job. Now What?

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? 

Baked Spaghetti Squash Recipe

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.