Archives for July, 2008

30 Jul

Trip to the flea market

Due to boredom and frugality, I recently gathered the kids and ventured to the flea market. I had a coupon for free admission (normally $3) and there is no charge for kids, so I figured we had nothing to lose. That being said, I was skeptical that w...
29 Jul

What do you think?

Is there something about money management you wish you heard more (or less) about? If so, here is your chance to voice your opinion. Capital One is seeking input about some recent content additions to MoneyWi$e, an interactive e-learning program. Th...
23 Jul

Are you uninterested?

So far this week, I have identified two styles that can keep people from meeting their financial goals: disconnected and underpowered. The third and last style I came up with is ‘uninterested.’ You might be too indifferent about your financ...
22 Jul

Are you underpowered?

Yesterday, I dusted off my psychology degree and started my attempt to identify financial styles that can keep people from achieving their goals. The approach du jour is what I am calling ‘underpowered.’ You might be underpowered if: ...
21 Jul

Are you disconnected?

Over the next three days, I am going to identify some financial styles that can keep people from achieving their goals. On the off chance you recognize yourself in one of these roles, I will also offer some simple steps to help change your financial...
17 Jul

It’s good to share

Yesterday, I came home from work to find that a friend had dropped off a giant bag of gently used clothing for my daughter. This is what I consider a win-win-win situation. For my friend, getting rid off her daughter’s too-small clothing is a reli...
14 Jul

Smart Splurging

Earlier I wrote about my efforts to reduce frivolous spending. Today, I think it is important to recognize that even when you are on a budget, it’s nice to indulge yourself now and then. Splurging from time to time can actually help keep your budg...