A Surprise Christmas Present

November 13, 2012

We celebrated Christmas quite a bit early this year! My wife and I surprised our girls with a puppy. She had just been weaned and was ready to be picked up – no way we could hide her for a month and a half! So we picked the girls up from school, played Christmas music […]

Sunday Thought

November 11, 2012

We gave a surprise gift to our three girls the other day. We captured it on video and my wife put it on facebook for some friends. An interesting comment was posted that really made me think. The person wrote that they were impressed that the first thing the girls did was say “Thank-you.” I […]

Friday Financial Funny

November 9, 2012

Another week done – another storm blows through! Time for something a little lighter. Today, we will go a little high-brow with a poem from Robert Frost about money: Never ask of money spent Where the spender thinks it went. Nobody was ever meant To remember or invent What he did with every cent. –Robert […]

Go Vote

November 6, 2012

If you are in the U.S., today is a big day. I encourage you, if you are registered, go vote. This is a financial blog, so I will not tell you how to vote – but since politics impact our finances, you should be involved in that area by at least voting.So take a few […]

Sunday Thought

November 4, 2012

How careful are we in life? Do we take time to consider our actions – financial and otherwise? Do our actions line up with our beliefs? In Ephesians chapter 5 Paul warns us to “be very careful, then, how you live–not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity“. We can be […]

Friday Financial Funny

November 2, 2012

It’s Friday and the end of another long week! It’s time for something to cheer us up: I wish that dear Karl could have spent more time acquiring capital instead of merely writing about it.—Jenny Marx  October: This is one of the particularly dangerous months to invest in stocks. Other dangerous months are July, January, […]