First, take advantage of the library’s museum passes program. With your SPL card, you can reserve and print out an admission pass to participating Seattle museums at no charge! Continue reading “Frugal Friday Fun”
One of the toughest things we face when dealing with money is spending a LOT of it all at once. It feels like the minute you buy something really big it will go on sale or you’ll see something better. Face your fears by following these steps: Continue reading “Hey, Big Spender”
Does trying to raise a money smart kid mean that you want to come home to a little Gordon Gecko calculating the P/E ratio for their next stock purchase? Probably not. Although my preschooler would look great in a power suit, I think I would rather focus on giving her the tools she needs to make thoughtful decisions about her personal finances based on her values. How in the world do I do that, though? Continue reading “Raising a Money Smart Kid”
~posted by Marlene H.
As the saying goes, “the love of money is root of all evil.” But to paraphrase another saying, “everybody needs roots.” Or, to put it the way that a lot of mothers do, “it’s just as easy to fall in love with a rich person as a poor one.” We always hope it’s a joke!
In celebration of Money Smart Week, let’s take a look at different ways that money and love can be intertwined to make a romance work—or fall apart. Continue reading “Romantic Wednesdays: Love and Money”
My dad taught me early, a penny saved is more than a penny earned because you don’t have to pay taxes on it. I didn’t really understand taxes then, but the rest of it made perfect sense to me. We had very little money and talked often about how to get more for less.