Financial Wisdom from the book of Proverbs

Thought I’d share a little ancient wisdom for you to ponder today. “In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has.”  Proverbs 21:20  (NIV) “The poor are always ruled over by the rich, so...

Happy Holidays with no financial hangover

It’s that time of year.  The calendar page turns to November or maybe even December and we realize how few days remain until Christmas.  It’s not too late to plan for a merry holiday season paid for with cash! This week, start by making a list of all the people whom...

Discipline

Now this is an area where I struggle.  I’ve fought it nearly all my life.  I like to think that I’m spontaneous and fun-loving, and a bit free-spirited, so discipline is not a quality I’ve sought to acquire over the last 47 years. And isn’t it...

Musing today about America’s young families

My bedside table is stacked high with books for me to get to, but lately those that are holding my interest have a lot to do with money. Not the love of it, mind you, but how we as a country have gotten to the point where families are staggering under a mountain of...