Monthly archive: June 2012

I have mentioned Dave Ramsey several times in my blog posts. His books and materials are a great resource either to get your finances in order or as a refresher course. For a limited time he is offering a free download of a Guide to Investing. There is also a sale of many of his [...]

People First

Suze Orman ends each of her shows with “People First, Then Money, Then Things”. With all of the natural disasters and other things happening recently it got me thinking about this saying. Over the past weekend, we had a family reunion on my mom’s side. She comes from a family of 10 children and now [...]

A few years ago, David Bach coined the phrase “Latte Factor” in his book, The Automatic Millionaire. Latte Factor refers to the small expenses that drain money from your wallet without you noticing such as buying coffee. Even though it is called the Latte Factor, it can refer to many things such as bottled water, [...]

There are various resources to teach kids about money. I have compiled information into a Page-a-Day Calendar with websites and other information to teach kids about money and finances. If you order the calendar on line you can choose the date for the calendar to start. The calendars are $15.99 plus shipping.

I recently watched the movie The Descendants and there were a couple of lines that struck a chord with me. “My friends on the mainland think just because I live in Hawaii, I live in paradise. Like a permanent vacation. We’re all just out here sipping Mai Tais, shaking our hips, and catching waves. Are [...]

Previously I wrote a post about the book Debt Free U by Zac Bissonnette about how to save money on college expenses. He now has written another book, How to be Richer, Smarter and Better-Looking than your Parents. The book contains useful information for people entering the workforce and for others. Some of the topics [...]

I feel it is important to start teaching kids about saving and spending when they are young. I saw a recent post on Money Saving Mom about the storybook, A Chair for My Mother, by Vera B. Williams. Vera Williams has written several storybooks and I found three that are about saving money for things [...]

Crystal from Money Saving Mom is hosting a series on 4 weeks of Family fun. Each weekday for the next four weeks she will post about an activity her family has done. You can also leave comments about ideas for family activities. The first day of the series they made homemade flubber,

The Kid’s Dream Summer Film Series begins Tuesday, June 19 at Marcus Theaters. Movies are at 10:00 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays and admission is $2 for each person. The series runs each week thru August 18 except July 3 thru 5. For here for participating theaters and movie schedule. The movie series is sponsored [...]

One of the largest monthly expenses for many households is for groceries and they continue to increase. Grocery University is an audio program with tips and ideas to save money on your grocery bill. It is an audio program of MP3 files so you can listen to it while doing other things instead of having [...]