random acts of kindness

$5 Left at the End of the Month: A New Campaign

Random Acts of Kindness (RAKs) brought my family together. They're a memory I hold onto, and one that I'm reinstating today in our household alongside the $5 Left-at-the-End-of-the-Month Challenge. I come from a divorced family. Wait, that…

Is Your Money Working for You, or Are You Working for Your Money?

It’s a simple question, with a simple answer: Do you work for your money, or does your money work for you? Yet getting to the point in your financial enlightenment of having your money work for you—earn money of its own without you lifting…

A Series of Unfortunate Events: Do You Buffer Your Checking Account?

I check all of my bank accounts almost obsessively during the week like a new mother listens for her baby’s breath throughout the night—not because I expect there to be any issues, but simply because it’s a feeling of security. However…
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Banning the words “I Can’t Afford It”

Penny started her year with a New Year's Resolution to ban the words "I can't afford it" in her household. It made a big difference to the negative feelings she had about their money situation. I have asked Penny to do a guest post for me this…