On Budgeting and Spinners

May 25, 2017

Fidget Spinners.  If you don’t know what they are, I’m pretty fidget spinnerssure you’ve been living under a rock for the last several months.  They’re everywhere.  I’ve even seen photos on Facebook of women attaching mini spinners to their fingernails.  Seriously.  Having two kids of my own, yes the spinner craze has hit our house too.  “But they’re, like, therapeutic.”  “No, for most of you they’re just a toy.”  Alas, we gave in.  Not totally.  After all, the first spinner was a bribe for good behavior.  Hey, I’ll admit I’m not above bribery when it comes to children’s behavior.  True to the American way, however, one is never enough.  And I made a lesson of it. Read the rest of this entry »


Better Than Billy at Back to School

August 31, 2015

This week all of our blog posts will be following a ‘Back to School’ theme from the perspective of each of our departments.  Check back each day for something new.  For today, it’s the Center for Financial Resources….

“Back to school. Back to school, to prove to Dad that I’m not a fool. I got my lunch packed up, my boots tied tight, I hope I don’t get in a fight. Oh! Back to school… back to school… back to school. Well, here goes nothing.” – Billy Madison Read the rest of this entry »


On Golf Balls and the Burning of Hair

July 7, 2015

A while back I wrote an article about our potential plans for a cheap week of vacation.  Well, last week was the week.  It was an adventure.  We hiked, took pictures, canoed, picnicked, caught fish (keepers even), my wife’s ankle got bruised by a golf ball, I singed the hair on my head in a grilling incident….. In short, we had a great time!  I really wouldn’t change any of it. Read the rest of this entry »


How to Teach Budgeting to Kids

October 17, 2013
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Money jars?

Yes. Money jars. Here’s how some basic items in your kitchen cupboard can become your child’s first introduction to budgeting. Read the rest of this entry »


Raising Money $mart Kids

April 1, 2013

What do you wish you would’ve known about money growing up? Kids are constantly bombarded with powerful media messages and peer pressure to have the latest, biggest, best and most.

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