In Ruth’s post last week, she talked about how her journey out of debt has meant that she’s had to confront some character flaws within herself. She talked about how freeing – even in the midst of being difficult – that it’s been to recognize and overcome those character flaws as she works to gain […]
I read an article this morning; one of those articles that make you think, you know? Now granted, anyone who knows me well knows that I tend to be a bit of a conspiracy theorist, so take my thoughts here with that tidbit of info in mind. So this article, titled Civil Unrest is Coming […]
One of the money mistakes I used to be guilty of was that I gave money way too much power in my life. On the seemingly “positive” side, I used it to try and buy happiness, to increase my self-esteem, to appear successful to others and to win others’ approval. On the negative side, I […]
Ruth wrote last week about how wonderful it feels to now be able to leave her children a concrete legacy of freedom from money worries. And it got me thinking: What is it that we want to pass down to our children in terms of a financial education?
Out of our blessed 50 states, only 13 of them require high school students to take a personal finance course, according to this article. That is a crying shame, my friends. Most every debt-riddled person will tell you that they “were never taught how to manage money”, either at home or at school. This “failure […]