Over at Grumpy Rumblings, NicoleandMaggie posed the question of what readers would do if their incomes doubled. This is, obviously, a nice question to be able to ask. The one who’s the econ prof recently faced this question because her husband got a new job. They’re pre-paying the mortgage, beefing up contributions to retirement accounts, taking on de… read more »
I’m not a huge fan of coupon clipping. I find that shopping store sales, buying produce in season, and stocking up when I find a regular household item at a drastically reduced cost are all more efficient ways to save cash. For instance, when I was at Target the other night buying school supplies, I noticed that the Mack’s ear plugs I buy — which I pay $6… read more »
Money and parenting are both fraught subjects. Mix them together and you have a recipe for strong feelings.
I wrote a whole chapter in All the Money in the World on the topic of what lessons to impart to one’s offspring about money, and while I wish I could say that cleared it all up for me, it did not. The problem is that my feelings are nuanced. My children are gro… read more »
Since Sheryl Sandberg’s book came out in March, there’s been a lot of discussion on leaning in, and various attitudes and barriers that might be holding women back. Why aren’t more women in leadership roles?
A recent Citi/LinkedIn poll of professional women looked at this issue specifically. Only 38 percent of women in this sample thought they would… read more »
This was an expensive Memorial Day weekend, given that we stayed in town. But all in all, I think it was money well spent.
The biggest expenditure was a Friday night trip to REI. We’d been thinking about buying bikes for a while. We’ve rented bikes and a Burley (2-kid buggy) numerous times near the Lehigh Gorge State Park and at the Valley Forge National Park… read more »