I was reading a post over on Bogleheads the other day about someone who had just received their first set of golden handcuffs in the form of Restricted Stock Units, or RSU’s for short. In that post people were discussing the pros and cons to selling them as they vested. I have RSU’s from my […]
Ah, Christmas. That time of year that always seems so far away until it’s way too close. Especially when you have kids, it feels like they just start school and then BAM! You better get shopping for Christmas because its only weeks away and you haven’t gotten a thing. Going back as far as I […]
If you’re a high income earner, you’ll need to remember that colleges don’t give you aid if you don’t feel like saving. The other day I had a conversation with a friend where he made it clear that he was hoping there was a magic way to get tons of college aid on an income of around $200k per year. At that income level, the government expects that you’ll be responsible with your money and save some of it for college.
My kids are very creative. Part of the reason is because we limit their screen time on weekdays to half an hour, and two hours on the weekends. So they’re forced to find something else to do to fill their time, and they often do interesting projects. For example, my oldest son makes 8-bit video […]
When I was a kid, I loved to read. And that love of reading has passed itself to my children. Now that I’ve been through eight years of book fairs with one child and four years with the other, I consider myself somewhat of a book fair expert. I love being able to take the […]
Good morning and happy Monday! I’m excited today to have written my first guest post over at My Family on a Budget – be sure to go check it out if you haven’t already. Emergency funds. We all hear that you should be keeping 3-6 months of expenses in a savings account or some other easily […]