Some Useful Nuggets

I was having a conversation with a co-worker, a few nights ago, in regards to the parenting model that many people use for raising their children. He had made the comment about how, in his opinion, many parents just weren’t disciplining their children in the same manner that had been done in decades past. He felt like many children were being allowed to get by with all manner of things that, when he was a child, would definitely have ended in a butt spanking or worse. Continue reading “Some Useful Nuggets”

Tricky Tax Scams

It’s tax time everybody.

Many of you will do your own taxes from your home. Others may take this process to a tax preparer such as H&R Block. Every time I go to Wal Mart, I see people sitting in those little booths while someone inputs their financial information for the previous year in an attempt to find every last penny of extra money that can be claimed. Continue reading “Tricky Tax Scams”

20%

A few nights ago, at work, I was having a conversation with a couple of the guys about finances. We were discussing the tendencies that people have to spend their money before they actually earn it. What I mean by that is, many people live their lives in debt. Their income would tell them to spend one way but their desires and spending habits push them well beyond that. My co-worker said, “the key to financial happiness is to simply live within your means.” Simply put, if you never spend more money than you actually make, you’ll always have extra. Continue reading “20%”

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