$6309 in Found Money


Found Money

Every now and then I like to total up our Found Money. The last report I did was on May 1 of 2018 so this covers the fifteen months since then. First, a couple of notes: If you’re new to Found Money or these reports, you can read more about them here. It’s important to give Found […]

July 31, 2019

Our Travel Rewards Strategy: Brand Loyalty


Making Money

Note: This post contains my affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy for more information. Our travel schedule has looked pretty much the same every year for a while now. Generally, Tom’s work (he’s in sales) earns us a trip or sometimes two somewhere in the U.S. or Canada (a great perk!), and we also […]

June 13, 2018

Why (and How) I Track Every Dollar We Spend


Managing Money

For the last 25+ years, I have tracked every dollar we spend (and every dollar we earn) in Quicken. Oh, and I enter every transaction manually. Doing this is so second nature that I don’t think I’ve ever written in depth about it here, even though it’s my most long-standing, and probably most important, financial […]

May 29, 2018

A Family CEO Life Update


About the Blog, Kids and Money

Things are in transition at our house again. Next week our son Grant graduates from St. Louis University and he’s moving to New York City, where he’ll start his new job in public relations on June 4. It seems like last month – no last week – that I wrote this post about his college orientation. […]

May 12, 2018

One Year of Found Money: $4297.37


Found Money

Would you like to know what one year of Found Money looks like? It’s been a year since I wrote a report like this and I’ll admit I was curious, so I pulled out the calculator and did some totaling. First, a couple of notes: If you’re new to Found Money or these reports, you […]

May 1, 2018

Found Money Report for April


Found Money

Happy Memorial Day weekend! I hope this post finds you relaxing with family and friends. This is one of my regular Found Money Reports, this time covering the month of April, 2017. You can find more info on what Found Money is and how I use it here. The job we’ve given our Found Money […]

May 27, 2017

Found Money Report for March 2017: $1998


Found Money

One of the most powerful strategies I’ve run across as a Family CEO is using found money to pay of debt and build savings. You can read about it here. I write these reports to let you know where we’ve found money, hopefully to inspire you to do the same. Here’s where we found money […]

April 3, 2017

My Investing To-Do List


Saving & Investing

One of the benefits of writing a personal finance blog is that it keeps you focused. Since I returned to The Family CEO earlier this month I’ve had personal finance on the brain in a way I haven’t for a while, and one of the things that has come from it is this to-do list. These […]

March 31, 2017