Everyone loves comic book related media, like films and TV shows now. Before the 2008 ascent of Marvel movies, being a comic book nerd was NOT a cool thing to be. Believe me, I remember. I didn’t care, however. I have been buying comic books since my … [Read more...] about Bank Accounts for Kids – When Is Too Early?
Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici at FreeDigitalPhotos.net There's no manual to being a parent. Every phase of their development is as new for them as it is for us. We just sort of wing it as we go along, especially with our first born. We … [Read more...] about What Should My Teenager Pay For?
I didn't plan for a trip with my son to Walmart to turn into a financial lesson. I'm always looking for ways to teach my son how to manage money in the real world, and this opportunity just sort of popped out of thin air. A child's … [Read more...] about Want To Teach Your Kid About Finances? Take Them Shopping!
The first thing I learned how to cook was apple crisp, and that was in 7th grade. At the same age, I also learned how to make pasta, English muffin mini-pizzas and a handful of other things that gave me the confidence to try to make … [Read more...] about Are You Teaching Your Kids The Right Life Skills?
A friend of mine was taking down his Christmas decorations over the weekend, and shared on Facebook a picture of the very tight storage space that was available to store the many storage bins. I commented on the picture, joking that it looked like he … [Read more...] about Life Is Just A Game Of Tetris
Since the day our son was born, my wife has said that when he enters his teenage years she wanted our house to be the place everyone wanted to hang out. Her theory was, if our son and his friends all liked being at our house then we would know where … [Read more...] about Our House Is the Cool Place To Hang Out