Q&A Tuesday: How do you handle well-meaning gift givers?

Today’s Q&A comes from all of you.  Enough of you have asked this question, mostly via email, that I thought I’d throw it out for all of us to discuss as a group.  And since I don’t really have a brilliant solution, I’d love to hear what you all have to say. The question today: (read more…)

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Learn about investing so that you can teach your kids

The following is a guest article from Mike of ABCs of Investing. Every parent wants to do the best they can for their children – to provide a good home and a loving atmosphere, to give them the best possible opportunities in life.  Teaching life skills is one of the most important ways we parent. (read more…)

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Link love :: the It’s Beginning to Feel A Lot Like Christmas… edition

Christmas in Austin – my home town, and one of the best cities in the world. Photo by Steve Wampler I hope you’re planning on enjoying the first full weekend of December!  Where I am, it feels like winter for the first time, we have dear friends in from out of town, and there’s plenty (read more…)

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Skimp on the unimportant so you can spend on what matters

Photo by Christopher Matson I love the maxim shared recently by JD Roth at Get Rich Slowly – he says, “You can have anything you want – but you can’t have everything you want.” We really can purchase just about anything, or pursue just about any thing.  The key is knowing the attached price tag (read more…)

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Productivity & quality down time: they go hand-in-hand

Photo by Vanda Novodomszky While I was waiting for a prescription to be filled at my local pharmacy today, I read this quote on a greeting card: “If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.” – Lin Yutang I love this. I write a (read more…)

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