Rethinking Finance: Christmas Edition

As there are really no sacred cows when you are rethinking your finances, let’s take a look at a few ways to rethink the most expensive time of year: A change in mindset: As alluded to in the previous post, getting away from the consumerism and clutter of the season requires a change in thinking. […]

Making Christmas More Meaningful

Over the years, the “Holiday Season” had become more empty, stressful, and exhausting than it should be.  Couple that with the confusing messages this can send to your children about greed, materialism, and empty religiosity and it’s enough to make even the most devout turn into a Scrooge.  In an effort to fight this cultural tide […]

Why Estate Sales Creep Me Out

My wife and I can usually gauge the items in an estate sale from the driveway.  How was the house kept up?  What neighborhood is it in, and on what street?  What kind of car is in the driveway for sale?  It’s a bit like judging a book by its cover.  Once inside, you clamor […]