Writing about Time Management, Life, Careers & Family

Experiencing technical difficulties?

No, we’re not having any tech woes on this blog. But there are few time sucks so exasperating as technology that doesn’t work as it should — or works as it should but requires a lot of time and effort from the human involved to master. You sit there twiddling your thumbs — forced to go to the alternate to do list — or else tasks that u… read more »


New York City, where I used to live, is a transient place. People ask where you’re from, because the assumption is “not here.” I find this question asked less often, here in my new home outside Philadelphia. Indeed, I have had the experience now of meeting parents of kids at Jasper’s preschool who actually went to the preschool them… read more »

Tithing stories?

I wrote about “Tithing and Happiness” a few weeks ago. I’m now working on an article on a similar topic, and would love to talk to some folks who tithe. Why do you do it, and how does it affect your life? Please feel free to forward this request to people you think might be interested in being interviewed: lvanderkam at yahoo dot com. Thanks!… read more »

Grocery store profligacy

As part of writing All The Money In The World, I spent some serious time analyzing my own money hang-ups. One that has showed some surprising staying power is my belief that it’s not OK to “waste” money in the grocery store. I know this is absolutely irrational. Grocery store splurges are small potatoes; the money we saved by re-financing o… read more »

This Week Only: 169 Hours

Have you ever said “if only I had an extra hour in the day!”? Well, this Sunday is your chance. Daylight Savings Time ends. If you are generally well-rested, there is a good chance you will pop up an hour earlier this Sunday, without having to give up an hour of sleep. This week has 169 hours as the clocks fall back. Sunday has 25 hours. So what do you int… read more »