The major subject theme here at CleverDude is Finances, but another reoccurring theme is Family (if you don't believe me, just look at the web site header, haha!). If you've been reading here for awhile, you know that I have a teenage son. Kids tend … [Read more...] about Shocking Teenager Moment: My Son Doesn’t Care About Brand Names
A short time ago, I wrote a review of an eBook called Save to Quit. Along with the book, you get another eBook titled 500 Ways to Save Money that gives general saving ideas as well as ideas across a number of categories. This article is part of … [Read more...] about Ways to Save Money #3: Buy Used
There's been a bit of discussion lately about whether parents should pay for their kid's college education fully, just help or pay nothing at all. I'd like to point you to a few sites and then discuss my own opinion and experience. First, JLP and … [Read more...] about Paying for your kid’s college education
Last Friday I visited the doctor and found out I have a herniated disk. I've been on oxycodone (generic Percocet) and anti-inflammatory meds since then, along with heating pads and wearing a corset. I'm still in an excruciating amount of pain, which … [Read more...] about Have a Very Merry, and Painless, Christmas!
Growing up and hearing my parents talk about cars, I always heard one thing: We're always going to have a car payment You can probably see where this is going already, but hear me out. From about 1984-1998, my parents leased a new vehicle every … [Read more...] about Do you always have to be in debt?
Two weeks ago, we spoke to our two siblings (one for me, one for Stacie) and made the agreement that we wouldn't exchange gifts this year so that we could focus more on the kids, parents and grandparents. With Stacie's sister, we both suggested the … [Read more...] about Christmas gifts for siblings?