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Kids and Money

Should Kids Be Encouraged to Pursue Engineering Degrees?

July 2, 2013

I just read a great post from Joe at Retire by 40 about a letter he got. He’s an engineer (recently retired) and often shares his personal experiences and insights on being an engineer. So, check out his post here first for his thoughts and comments. But this was timely because we have kids and […]

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How I Got My Kids Excited About Saving and Investing

December 9, 2012

I credit a great deal of my financial and career success in life to the way I was brought up and the lessons I learned early in life.  When I look around at adults my age that make very poor financial decisions and have their finances in tatters, I also see a pattern where their […]

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Can You Leave Your Kids Too Much Money?

October 21, 2012

Whitney Houston’s unexpected death has put a new subject into common financial discourse. She planned to leave her 19 year old daughter with $20 million. Houston’s mother and sister-in-law say that amount is simply too much; it won’t keep up with Houston’s “intent to provide long-term financial security and protection for her child.” At first, […]

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$15 a Week for Allowance is US Average? Seems High to Me

August 24, 2012

A recent survey at CNN highlighted that American kids are getting $15 a week for allowance. I thought that sounded a little high and was curious what you’re doing for your kids’ allowances. My wife and I haven’t totally been on the ball with respect to allowance with our kids. Our oldest is 8, and […]

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Does a Bad Economy Dictate Whether You’ll Have Children or Not?

August 19, 2012

I followed the path of (what I thought was) the traditional American life.  I went to college, got a job, got a house, got married and started having kids in my twenties.  This is what my parents did and their parents before them, and what’s always been portrayed in pop culture as a typical American […]

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Financial Musings on my Vasectomy

April 28, 2012

The time has come for one of us to do something permanent.  We’ve now got 3 kids, we’re mid-30s, and we’re done.  I failed miserably at trying to convince my wife she should have it done.  I found some new lacroscopic procedure that was supposed to be pretty painless and cut out the article, but […]

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