Cell Phone For Kids – Why My Kids Don’t Have One (And a Tell-All Interview)

When I put out a call on Twitter and the Rockstar Finance Forums  asking what folks want to know about kids and money, I got a tremendous response. Interestingly several were around kids and cell phones - both Slow Dad  and The Lady In Black (from the site of the same name) wanted to know about … Continue reading Cell Phone For Kids – Why My Kids Don’t Have One (And a Tell-All Interview)

2017 PLUTUS Award Nominations!

Hi all! I have such exciting news to share, I haven't been able to get off of cloud 9 all day. I'm a finalist for a PLUTUS award! What are the PLUTUS awards, you might ask? They're an award given out at Fin Con, the personal finance media conference, for the best in personal finance … Continue reading 2017 PLUTUS Award Nominations!

Animal Adoption, and How My Free Dog Cost Thousands (Spoiler – He’s Worth It)

Today I'm going to talk about pets - both about how I always rescue my pets, and specifically about just how much my "free" dog cost. I can't remember if I've mentioned him before here on the blog, but I do indeed have a dog in addition to the three kids and a cat. Yes, … Continue reading Animal Adoption, and How My Free Dog Cost Thousands (Spoiler – He’s Worth It)

Road Trip With Three Kids – Nurturing Passions, Family Financial Lessons, And Get A FREE Photo Book!

A few weeks ago we got back from our spring road trip. Three kids, ages 13, 9, and 1 at the time (now two!), many miles, and plenty of fun were all part of the week driving through New England. We started here in CT, and went to RI, MA, NH, VT, and NY (not … Continue reading Road Trip With Three Kids – Nurturing Passions, Family Financial Lessons, And Get A FREE Photo Book!

Your Tax Refund is Not a Reward

This past weekend I was driving my three boys to a family birthday party. We were listening to Pandora in the car-specifically the Final Fantasy music channel (why yes, we're a family of video game geeks. Don't judge). Since I'm too cheap to spring for the ad-free version of Pandora, we were also treated to some … Continue reading Your Tax Refund is Not a Reward