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On the Virtues of Being Cheap

December 19, 2008

I enjoyed Neal Templin’s response to a reader’s suggestion that he was so cheap his family would “breathe a sigh of relief when [he] die[s]” in an article from The Wall Street Journal this morning: “I also know that we live in a society that has lived beyond its means. Much of the wealth around […]

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Raising A Child Born In 2007 Will Cost $269,040!

March 26, 2008

Interesting article from Yahoo News citing a US Department of Agriculture study: Middle-income families can expect to spend $204,060 on feeding, housing and schooling a child born in 2007 until his or her 18th birthday, the U.S. government reported on Monday. Housing will be the single largest cost for U.S. families — making up 33 […]

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How to Get Your Grown Kid to Leave Home

January 23, 2008

Photo: exfordy I found an interesting article in the February, 2008 issue of money magazine titled: "Get Your Grown Kid to Leave Leave (Finally)". It’s presented in a comic book type format, that illustrates how one needs to be prepared with answers to the excuses that you child will inevitably provide. Here are some key […]

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