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Month: October 2018

My Son Wants to Become A Teacher But There’s One Big Problem

My Son Wants to Become A Teacher But There’s One Big Problem

For as long as I can remember, my son has dreamed about being an elementary school teacher. He works at youth camps in the summer. He coaches young kids in soccer. He volunteers in the kids’ program at our church. And, in his Junior year […]

Where We Stash our Cash

Where We Stash our Cash

When it comes to affiliate marketing, I’m like the opposite of Nike. I JUST DON’T DO IT. My readers are too smart to fall for that stuff. They can tell when I’m honest and writing from the heart. Disingenuous recommendations won’t cut it. So, before […]

I’ve Paid off the Mortgage, Now What?

I’ve Paid off the Mortgage, Now What?

So, you broke up with the bank and paid off the mortgage? Congratulations! Pat yourself on the back. Seriously. Paying off the mortgage is an awesome achievement and one you should be proud of. Related: Dear Bank, It’s Not Me, It’s You According to a […]

Suze Orman: Get Out of My Head

Suze Orman: Get Out of My Head

We’ve run the numbers for my husband’s upcoming retirement a thousand times. Even though the calculations say that we are financially independent, and we’ll be able to sustain our lifestyle without his income, there’s this nagging voice in the back of my head. This voice […]

We are Americanadian

We are Americanadian

We are AMERICANADIAN. It’s pronounced A Merry Canadian. And the definition is someone who lives in both America AND Canada. Not to be confused with a SNOWBIRD, who lives in the southern US during the winter months only. Let me explain. It’s only a couple […]


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