Make Your Kids CFOs of Energy


Kids and Money

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 […]

January 9, 2012

Three eBooks for the New Year (All for Less Than a Dollar)


The Rest

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 […]

January 9, 2012

Interview with Author Zac Bissonnette


Paying for College

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 […]

December 27, 2011

Last Minute Gift Idea: Charitable Donations


The Rest

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 […]

December 21, 2011

Get a $25 Bonus for Opening a PerkStreet Account


The Rest

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 […]

December 19, 2011

Pets: The Gift That Keeps on Eating


The Rest

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 […]

December 17, 2011

Last Minute Gift Idea: Canvas Prints


The Rest

If you’re like me, you’ve reached that point in your holiday shopping when the rubber has met the road. No longer are you skipping through the mall (or across the internet) and joyfully adding this and that to your shopping cart. No, now you’re searching frantically for those last, perfect gifts with one eye on […]

December 15, 2011