Why I Love My 15 Year Mortgage

Good morning (or afternoon or evening, depending on when you're reading this)! Today I decided to write a bit about my love of my 15 year mortgage. You might remember that I wrote last week about how much I hate my mortgage company, code named "Death Star" for their determination to destroy my personal finances. … Continue reading Why I Love My 15 Year Mortgage

Teaching Kids About Money – Savings Bond Edition

One thing many parents struggle with is - how do you teach kids about money without boring them? How do you know what lessons are appropriate for what ages? From simple lessons like savings, to complex ones like investing - from checking accounts to 401ks - those of us who are parents interested in personal … Continue reading Teaching Kids About Money – Savings Bond Edition

Death Star – And Why I Hate My Mortgage Company

I have a deep and passionate hatred for my mortgage company. I've talked about it before on some posts and forums, and today I've decided to share the entire annoying story.  Now in the interest of not getting sued, or getting nasty e-mails/letters, I'm going to use a pseudonym for my mortgage company. I'll call … Continue reading Death Star – And Why I Hate My Mortgage Company

Minecraft TNT Birthday Cake – Side Hustle Hobbies?

Hi all, and happy Friday! This post comes specifically at the request of a number of my Twitter followers, who asked me to write all about this awesome cake I made for my now-10 year old sons birthday party. I've written before about some tips for having frugal, fun kids parties, and I put several of … Continue reading Minecraft TNT Birthday Cake – Side Hustle Hobbies?

How America Pays for College – Reflections From The Mother Of A High School Freshman (Me)

Yesterday, July 18th, Sallie Mae came out with their annual study on "How America Pays for College." This is a study I consult every single year, to determine what the trends are in paying for college and what the approximate "real costs" are that I can expect when my three boys head off to school. … Continue reading How America Pays for College – Reflections From The Mother Of A High School Freshman (Me)