I organized a mini human library at our school this year. Students had the opportunity to “sign out” a staff member, and each staff-book had a “title”. Ari Lesser, our physics teacher had this one: Middle-Class, But Investing Like Warren Buffet. Ari has serious concerns about the need for education in financial literacy in our […]
Some of you know that as we’ve worked on our journey to get out of debt, we’ve been transitioning into a new goal: building wealth. When we first started our journey toward debt freedom in 2013, we didn’t know if we could even get to the point where we were paying the bills without scrambling […]
One of the things Andrew can do now is to walk his son to school. I co ordinate the schedules of volunteers at the high school where I work, and Andrew is one of those volunteers. Please read his story of financial freedom. What messages about money, either spoken or unspoken, would you say you […]
If you read the exciting content over at my other site, The Frugal Farmer, you’ll know that we’ve had to re-assess our level of commitment to debt payoff. It’s not that we haven’t been trying; it’s just that several very large unexpected expenses this year in the form of car repairs, house repairs and medical […]
DH = Dear Husband DD3 = Dear Third Daughter DH and I recently marked 5 years of debt-reduction. I took a little time to wander down memory lane, and I re-read a post I’d written May 26 2012, just a few days before we took the first step of our journey out of debt June 1. […]
This summer will mark my 50th birthday. And I’m pretty good with that. 30 was tough for me. 40 was…..okay. 50 is feeling good. Real good. Why? Because I think some important life lessons have finally kicked in and I’m learning what truly matters in life.
At Prudence Debtfree this past weekend, I posted for our 5th anniversary of debt-reduction. $180,000 down – $77,000 to go! One of the points I made concerns a reality that I’m living now. “Nobody pays off debt in a vacuum. Life continues to happen, and it’s not easy to stay focused on a long-term goal […]
I was reading an article the other day that talked about financial snowballs. If you know anything about Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover system, you know that his key to paying off debt quickly is to “snowball” your debt payments into other bills as the debts get paid off.
What are the ultimate benefits of practicing in a paper trading simulator before you have a chance to risk your money in the stock market? You can learn what not to do, without losing too much money.