In the last 14 months, we’ve paid off over $40,000 in non-mortgage debt. $44,513 to be exact. That number surprises even me. In fact, I pulled all the statements and re-checked the numbers on the spreadsheet just to be sure. That number doesn’t include our mortgage, which is on a 15 year payout. We paid […]
The following is a guest post. So, if you’re the Chief Executive Officer of the family, why not make your kids the Chief Financial Officers of Household Energy? Yes, you may not be able to pay them the six-figure salaries that most CFOs earn, but that doesn’t mean they can’t make valuable contributions to growing […]
Last week I wrote the following on The Family CEO Facebook page: I’ve been decluttering and donating like crazy since Christmas. Anyone else finding the urge to purge and simplify too? Twenty-four of you ‘liked’ that status and five of you commented on it, using terms like “burning desire” and “ongoing obsession.” For a minute […]
Several years ago my boss at the company where I was working had us take a personality test. The company is a small one and all of its employees are all women, so we had a lot of fun with the results. Each of our personality types had a name, like Peacemaker, Innovator, or Idealist. […]
It’s nearly the New Year. Will your resolutions include paying off debt? If so, prepared to be inspired by this email from a reader named Stacie. Stacie is using the found money method to get out of debt. Here’s what she wrote: I made a simple spreadsheet & couldn’t believe it when my total today came to just […]
Zac Bissonnette is an Associate Producer at CNBC. He is also a writer and author of the book Debt-Free U: How I Paid for an Outstanding College Education Without Loans, Scholarships, or Mooching off My Parents. There are a lot of books about college on the market, but Zac’s is unique. For starters, Zac wrote the […]
Have you noticed how many parents/grandparents are hard to buy for? Often they’re at a stage of life when they have everything the need and want and they aren’t interested in acquiring more. It’s something we experience with both our sets of parents, so last week I put out a call for help on the […]
PerkStreet — my favorite bank — is offering new customers a $25 bonus when you: 1. Apply for an account online by December 25. 2. Make three purchases with your PerkStreet debit card within 30 days of opening the account. And believe me, you’re going to want to make purchases with your debit card because […]
Here’s a gift idea for your child that’s fun, educational, and will someday be worth more than it is right now. You can’t say that about Call of Duty 3 or whatever’s else is hot right now, can you? Sharebuilder is the investing arm of ING Direct and they have a pretty sweet deal going […]
The following is a guest post. Just imagine the look on your child’s face when, from underneath the Christmas tree, comes a Golden Retriever puppy. The unbridled joy, unconditional love, and initial enthusiasm will give you the moniker of greatest gift giver in the history of gift giving. Then when someone has to take the […]
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