1099 Words on Paying Cash for a Car


Managing Money

This week we did something we’ve never done before. We paid cash for a car. It’s not a fabulous car, mind you. It’s a (very) used Saab that we bought for our teenage son. But the experience of saving up and paying cash for a car was a new one. And it’s the second biggest […]

October 19, 2011

9 Frugal Things to Hang and Frame


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One of the items on my bucket list is to own some original pieces of art. I’m kind of over the mass produced artwork I have in my house. But even artwork by lesser-known artists can be pricey. And since we’re paying off debt and putting kids through college, that’s going to have to wait. […]

October 13, 2011

Here’s to the Crazy Ones


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Much has been written about the passing of Steve Jobs. My favorite tribute by far, however, is the “Crazy Ones” Apple commercial from 1997. The version that aired was narrated by Richard Dreyfuss. This unaired version, however, has voice over done by Steve Jobs.

October 12, 2011

How I Stick to My Food Budget


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This is a guest post by Corey at 20sFinances.com. His personal finance blog focuses on how to manage your spending and invest for the future. As any family CEO knows, sticking to your budget can be quite the difficult task. You may set up the designated amounts of your budget before the month begins, but […]

October 12, 2011

4 Ways to Eat Healthy for Less


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Last week I posted this on The Family CEO Facebook page: From the grocery ads: Fresh whole chickens 99 cents/lb; Fresh free range chickens, certified all natural, locally raised 2.79/lb. Seems I’m always debating the merits of cheap vs. healthy. Do you have the same struggle? How do you decide? There were some great responses: […]

September 26, 2011