Life money

Playing a Zero Sum Game

If you read this blog much, you’ll find that I’m usually pretty flexible in my opinions. I’m not one of those “wake-at-3am-to-micromanage-life” types, and while I do believe discipline is important, I’m more a believer in compassion. Take some time off, don’t stress if you don’t reach your goal, give yourself credit for trying – …

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The Quick & Easy Way to Screw Up Your Kid’s Financial Health

“My dad took away my first paycheck,” she said. “He deposited it into an account he created for me, and then gave me this.” She held up a small wooden frame. Inside was a faded dollar bill. “This is literally the first dollar I ever had.” “Huh,” I said, and mentally added another mark to …

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“wan­der­ers, dream­ers, and lovers”

I hate to break it to you, but I haven’t got it figured out. I know you come to this blog to read pearls of wisdom to help you find your way to happiness and contentedness and better, whiter, teeth or at least wider smiles, but I’m afraid there’s very little of that here. You …

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StashBelt’s Surprising Super Power

I finally feel ready to give a qualified review of my StashBelt. For those who don’t remember, I first heard about it via Nora Dunn, the Professional Hobo. Thanks to her site and a discount code I ordered my own belt. It was a great experience in customer service, and pretty soon I had a …

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The Money Path to a Happy Life

Practical tools to make hard times happier. That's the goal of this blog, and this is one of those rare moments where I feel I can offer some hard evidence for ways to improve the happiness of your life. (That is, as far as the social/psychological studies can be considered to be “hard” evidence of …

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