When COVID-19 first hit, we “lost” $5,000 in our retirement portfolio overnight. And my first thought was, wow, this is crazy; it could be the start of a recession; I’ve never truly got to see what a recession looks like; this is pretty interesting; I can’t wait to see it play out! A recession is, by no means, awesome. I get that. But my interest in the economics behind everything trumped my interest in our actual money.
My friend bought a new car last week. His car had broken down three times in the few weeks prior to buying his new car, and each time left him stranded on the side of the road. He found a permanent solution for a temporary problem.
If you’ve never heard the concept of a weekly family staff meeting, this may sound weird. It sounds less weird if you take the word “staff” out, but that’s just there to define what it is: a meeting with all of your family’s staff, or, family members.
It costs an average of $233,610 to raise a child from birth to age 17, according to a USDA study. What all does that cost include? Is there a way to do it for less without sacrificing the important stuff? Let’s look through the different types of expenses, how to reduce the costs, and how to live differently.
When someone finds out we adopted, we’re bombarded with questions. We love that, because we’re able to squash myths and untruths about adopting. I’ve gotta say, the number one myth about adopting is that it’s expensive.
I’m so excited to announce: my first book is now available. I wrote this book as a manual for kids who are about to move out, or just left home. It’s for everyone, but especially those who are just starting life.