If you have followed this blog for any length of time, you know of our struggles with a son who is an addict. If you're in the midst of this battle or know someone who is, I want you to know there is hope for addiction. To be more specific, there is hope for your addicted loved one. Addiction is, quite literally, killing our country. According to the National Institute on … [Read more...] about There is Hope for Addiction. I Know Because We Found It.
There’re never enough hours in the day to do all the chores. However, if you will take the time and plan, you could save dollars and time on food prep. I get bored eating the same meals over and over. We’ve collected an easy selection of recipes to prepare. After taking steps to cut our budget, we realized food cost had to be the first. In Northern Virginia (NOVA), the … [Read more...] about How to Save Dollars and Time on Food Prep
Toward the end of the year, we see article after article, blog post after blog post talking about being thankful charitable giving. Which begs the question - why does conversation about being thankful usually only happen during the end of year Holidays? Believe me, I'm not being critical. If I were, I'd be preaching to the choir with this post. That choir would be ME. I'm … [Read more...] about What Does Being Thankful Mean to You?
Why can't we all get along? Hmmm. It seems like that's a question tossed around a lot these days. I'll tell you how it came up for me this week shortly. Do you remember how this term became popular? On March 3, 1991, four Los Angeles police officers viciously beat Rodney King after a traffic stop. A bystander recorded the beating on his mobile phone. Many … [Read more...] about Why Can’t We All Get Along
I recently looked at my calendar and realized I started Money with a Purpose just over a year ago. It caused me to pause and think about what I've learned after one year of blogging. The short answer - A LOT! I know people who have been blogging for over a decade. I've also met people who started a few months ago. The personal finance blogosphere has new blogs popping up … [Read more...] about Here Are My Reflections After One Year of Blogging
Though it may come as a shock to some, money is not the most important thing in life. In an earlier article, I wrote about five things I think are more important than money. Today's post is a continuation of that discussion. We might even call this post five more things more important than money. Don't get me wrong. We have to have money to live and provide for ourselves and … [Read more...] about Why Money Is Not the Most Important Thing in Life
The personal finance blogosphere has thousands of articles about money. That’s as it should be. The FIRE community talks about becoming financially independent and entering “early retirement” at an age much sooner than the norm (often in their early thirties). Here are five things I think are more important than money. There is talk about paying off student debt, investing, … [Read more...] about Five Things I Think Are More Important than Money
Dealing with adversity is something that's been on my mind a lot lately. I recently started an interview series on Money with a Purpose to talk to people about the topic. Adversity comes in all shapes and sizes. It can be big things like cancer, abuse, job loss, divorce or losing a loved one. It can be a lot of annoying little things too. Things like car trouble … [Read more...] about How Are You Dealing with Adversity in Your Life?
Today's post is a real treat. It's a very personal story that will tell you how to persevere when you've hit rock bottom. The author, Billy B., is a blogger from Minnesota that I met early this year shortly after I started Money with a Purpose. He blogs at Wealth Well Done. Bill has been featured on CNBC. MSN, and Rockstar Finance. The three themes Billy B. covers at Wealth … [Read more...] about How to Persevere When You’ve Hit Rock Bottom
Money and politics are subjects we're not supposed to talk about, right? But if you want to have a healthy marriage, you have to talk about money. I realize that's a bold statement. I'll back it up with facts. Numerous studies cite the divorce rates for first marriages in American at around 50%. Divorce rates for second marriages are around 75%. It's easier to end the … [Read more...] about Want to Have a Healthy Marriage? Talk about Money