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Money Conversations: Easy or Hard?

Two money related things have come across my Facebook feed today, and it has gotten me thinking about how people choose to talk about money….


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1 July 2011 Pay

I think I’m going to start making this a twice-monthly event:  guess when Navy Federal and USAA are going to release active duty pay.  To…


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Your Thoughts on Budget Stuff

Over at SpouseBUZZ, Amy asks a good question:  if you were in charge of the family programs funding, what sort of stuff would you change?…


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Savings to the Rescue

Earlier this week, the Real Time Economics blog at the Wall Street Journal did a fascinating story on National Bureau of Economic Research paper that…


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Quotable: William James

“The greatest discovery of our generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.”


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Quotable: Mike Todd

“Being broke is a temporary situation. Being poor is a state of mind.”


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Seeing The Future You Want

Today, I’ve got another little visualization exercise to help you figure out what is important to you.  Try to do this with a little quiet,…


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Back To Basics Week One: SITREP

Yes, I said SITREP.  And while it might not be exactly the right use of the word, it pretty well explains what we’re trying to…




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Quotable: Rudyard Kipling

“All the money in the world is no use to a man or his country if he spends it as fast as he makes it. …


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Quotable: Ayn Rand

“Money is made–before it can be looted or mooched–made by the effort of every honest man, each to the extent of his ability. An honest…


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Quotable: P.J. O’Rourke

“Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.” Thanks to Military Money Matters for this great quote!


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Accounting For Travel Money

One thing that frustrates me as the checkbook keeper in a military family is keeping track of money that comes “through” our account for various…


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Quotable: J.R.R. Tolkien

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” From The Hobbit



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Quotable: Francis Beaumont

“The true way to gain much, is never to desire to gain too much.  He is not rich that possesses much, but he that covets…


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Quotable: George Matthew Adams

“If you have nothing else to do, look about you and see if there isn’t something close at hand that you can improve!  It may…


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Quotable: Katharine Whitehorn

“The great rule is not to talk about money with people who have much more or much less than you.”