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.
Do you remember the Personal Finance Management class in between Science and Geography when you were in school? I don’t. Because it didn’t exist. It doesn’t exist today.
I’m not a huge fan of the word minimalism. I prefer, intentional ownership. But I’m also a reasonable blogger, who understands nobody is searching for the term, “intentional ownership.” If you’re new to the concept, or at least to practicing it, these are some easy steps you can take today to start the journey… and it is a journey, not a destination.