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My oldest daughter informed me she’s started learning multiplication at school. It seems appropriate—her younger sister started kindergarten and now everything is going to cost twice as much.
There’s a scene in the Pixar movie, Inside Out where we get a peek into the mind of Riley’s dad as he reacts to her “high levels of sass.” As the scene escalates, dad’s emotions take over and Anger ultimately “puts the foot down.” Mission accomplished. Or so dad thinks. I couldn’t help but think how emotions quickly take over when it comes to money. A $150 bill for dance lessons? Here comes Anger again. Thinking about college tuition? Fear will definitely make an entrance. Have to work a few extra hours to make ends meet? Say hello to Disgust. And you’ll definitely have a visit from Sadness when you…[more]
It’s more important than ever to have a retirement plan. By being smart and proactive, you can create a savings strategy that will easily carry you far into your golden years. Here are ten tips for saving for retirement:
You’re riding high in April Shot down in May But I know I’m gonna change that tune When I’m back on top, back on top in June That’s Life, by Frank Sinatra Many investors took a bath over the past few years, so I don’t blame you if you’re a little gun shy about investing money. And with the economy still kicking people in the rear, saving for the future may be taking a back seat to worrying about immediate needs. But a little post-recession jitters ain’t a reason to stop thinking ‘bout the future. Like Frankie said, “I pick myself up and get back in the race.” Now’s the…[more]
So I’ve seen the Oscar-nominated movie “UP” on blu-ray at least half a dozen times with my little girl (believe me, that number would be a lot higher if it starred a princess). Each time I see “UP” I can’t help but feel a little something tug at this ‘ol lug’s heartstrings during the scenes featuring Carl and his wife. If you’ve seen the movie, you know what I’m talkin’ about. It’s the part of the movie where I usually hear, “Daddy, are you crying?” “No sweetheart, daddy has something in his eye.” Anyway, it wasn’t until the last time I saw the movie that it finally dawned on me—the…[more]