Skip to content

Family

financial legacy

Leaving a Financial Legacy

I don’t remember what my grandparents got me for Christmas two years ago. I’ll never forget what they taught and modeled for our family though. What my wife (Alli) and I, along with every other family member received was an

Read More
frugality fatigue

Are You Suffering From ‘Frugality Fatigue’?

I had to laugh a little when I read the headline on our public radio’s website this morning: “Frugality Fatigue May Fuel Increased Holiday Spending This Year“. The article goes on to cite a University of Minnesota professor’s claims that

Read More
veterans day

Veteran’s Day

I was able to watch some of the History Channel’s “Vietnam in HD” special that first aired several years ago. It was a riveting documentary with amazing combat footage showing what the men (and women) faced during this long and

Read More
bowl of popcorn

What Happened to Treats?

A couple times a month, my parents held a “popcorn party” night where my brother and I would get to watch a movie on the brand-new VHS player, eat homemade popcorn and indulge in our favorite beverage: RC Cola. I

Read More
money and marriage

One Is Better Than Two

Two is better than one, the writer of Ecclesiastes tells us. And he’s right. But the best advice my wife and I received as newlyweds in regards to marriage and money was the opposite – a budget based on one

Read More
hand holding coins

Can Kids Invest in Stocks or Mutual Funds?

At 13 years old I asked my parents if I could start investing money in the stock market through a mutual fund. I’d saved about $1500 from starting my own hog selling business, and through working in the fields during

Read More
money and marriage

10 Principles for Handling Money in Marriage

Some alarming statistics I came across recently got me thinking about how handling fimnances well within a marriage is so important. For example, according to Dr.Phil.com, money is the number one problem in marriages and the number one cause of

Read More
Mr. Rogers

Mister Rogers and Money

]One of my favorite tv shows growing up was Mr. Rogers. I remember watching the program after getting home from kindergarten and chomping on the peanut butter and jelly sandwich my mom had just made. There was something about his

Read More