Hands-on Finance for Our Son
It's not always easy to know how to communicate financial lessons to a small child. I let our five-year-old pay for an item at the checkout the other day, and I just got the feeling that he really didn't comprehend the whole payment process. All he seemed to recognize was that he was supposed to hand the bills to the cashier, take the change, and that was that.
Help, I'm Broke! How to Get Money Quick (Without Going into Debt)
Sometimes we end up in situations where we need to get money fast; help pay a light bill before the power goes out, buy another pack of diapers, feed your family for another night, or pay back Mark for that illegal...well, you know. Whatever your motivation, there are a few easy ways to get money quickly, without going into debt.
Budgeting With Credit Cards – Wise Money Management
Managing money wisely usually means planning your expenditures, unless you are independently wealthy. Budgeting with credit cards can mean the difference between you working for the credit card, or your credit working for you. Your credit history and spending habits determine how well your credit cards do the job you got them to do.
My Universal Approach to Personal Finances
While receiving my Bachelor's Degree at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, I found that having a working knowledge of philosophy, history, literature, and politics gave me a strong ability to find happiness through successfully managing my personal finances. I have used this knowledge throughout my life. Here are five decisions I made, based in my knowledge on the understanding of these subjects, and how they led to success.
How Should Financial Obligations be Divided When Couples Split Up?
Without proper guidance, divorce proceedings can quickly deteriorate into a sticky and emotional mess leading to costly mistakes later on. For many divorcing couples, immediate attention is given to divvying up any assets that they had previously owned together.
Finance for the Family 101
College has never been an inexpensive investment. A child wanting to attend college did so with the help and support of parents who understood that success in life was greatly enhanced by the learning experience that college offered.