Navigating balancing family priorities with career, frugal family fun, and overcoming family challenges that get in your way.
When I saw a promotion for a $50 bonus for my teenager to open an account with Fidelity (debit card! investing! no fees!) I thought it might be too good to be true. Come learn about our opening saga and check out my tips to avoid all our mistakes so your experience goes more smoothly.
Somehow it’s been a year since COVID first struck. The past year has been quite a journey for our family – some of which is shared by the world, others are unique to us. Come along and hear all about what this pandemic has meant for us, and just how much our lives have changed over the past year.
My husband now has a formal, benefits-eligible part time job. I’m excited for him to be working in a field he enjoys, bringing joy to others, but thought this would be a good time to reflect. How will his working a few evenings a week, and the weekends, change our family dynamic? Do we need to examine our split of household chores? And what do women feel like when they’re no longer the breadwinner (NOTE: not applicable to me, but it’s a conversations I’ve had with others). We’ll talk about that and more today.
September 11, 2001, is a day that will live in infamy. For me, that day is all tied up in my wedding on September 15th 2001 – and my honeymoon only about a week later. Today I’m reflecting on my memories of that day, and the events that followed, and reminding you to reflect and prepare.
Easter’s coming! I hope you have some fun plans for the day, if you celebrate Easter. My older two boys are both off from school today, and although I’m not off from work, I’ll likely be able to log off a bit early to start the festivities. Today I’m talking about five fun and frugal ways we’re making Easter special this year here at CMO central.
Today I’m reflecting on lessons on money – and women – I’ve picked up from my grandmother’s old 1944 Girl Scout handbook.
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