Kids and Money

We’re deep into the heart of summer, which means county fairs are popping up everywhere. Our local fair happened last week, and my kids were excited to go. I know exactly how they feel, as I too have great childhood memories of going to the fair. As a parent, however, it usually means dropping a […]

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Skillful negotiation is a great way to save money — if you do it right. Unfortunately, I’m not very good at it. Confrontation and conflict make me uncomfortable, so my goal is usually to complete the deal as soon as possible. But that didn’t stop me from trying to at least teach the basics of […]

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The summer I was 20, I managed the temporary tattoo booth at a Six Flags theme park — which meant I spent three months giving temporary tattoos to kids and inebriated college students. Though it didn’t make me a millionaire, my experience did help me learn some excellent behind-the-scenes tricks for enjoying a theme park […]

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As a personal finance blogger, I often advise my readers to reduce the cost of college by going to a state school or by starting their education at a community college. While I certainly believe these are great ways to get an education without breaking the bank, I also feel a little hypocritical for recommending […]

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One of the more interesting trends in my neighborhood (and around the country) is homeschooling. With the end of school year, I’ve been thinking about this issue quite a bit. There’s no way I’d ever homeschool my son, but I can understand why some parents feel it’s right for them. I know several families that […]

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In 2001, I graduated from college with about $22,000 in student loans. The bulk of my debt ($20,000) was from a federal loan, but I also had a small $2,000 private loan. Despite the fact that my private loan was a tenth the size of my federal loan, it was the much bigger headache producer […]

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