Do you have a friend who keeps saying things like "I'll be an adult when I finish college" or "I'll grow up when I _____ (insert phrase)"? We have that friend. Yesterday I officially began my adventure towards a graduate degree by registering for … [Read more...] about Postponing financial responsibility until you grow up
I let the last opinion poll run a little longer than I originally planned for two reasons: 1) I didn't have another poll in mind and 2) I wanted to get more results to find out about more of you So what were my results? Well, the early lead … [Read more...] about Reader Poll Results: How old are my readers?
Last week in our 4th grade sunday school class, the kids mentioned something called Webkinz. They were crazy about these things, but since we had a lesson plan to stick to, we didn't get to ask them more about these toys. I decided to do my own … [Read more...] about Webkinz: Waste of Money or Learning Opportunity?
This week on Clever Dude: I started out the week by doing something stupid. I didn't resolve the problem until later in the week. I found out my parents made a big purchase without consulting the financial "guru" in the family. I wonder how … [Read more...] about Clever Dude’s Week in Review Mar 11-17, 2007
While driving home to see my family last weekend, I got a call from my dad wondering if I was bringing home the truck. I was, and then he proceeded to tell me the heater and mattress in their 25 year old water bed finally gave up the ghost. They had … [Read more...] about Parents, Spending and Retirement – A tough combination
Madame X at My Open Wallet posted about her Moral Quandary of accepting cash from her parents, especially during financial hardships. I faced this problem recently as well. For all my life, I have accepted cash gifts from my family for birthdays, … [Read more...] about When you’re old enough to refuse cash gifts from family