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The difficulty of being FI-minded with kids: executive function

For many people, myself included, saving and budgeting became a thousand times harder with kids. It’s not just the things they need - food, shelter, clothing - it’s also the things they want - board games, LEGOs, a trampoline. And things I had never considered - music lessons, horse camp, adult-sized portions at restaurants. Teacher… Continue reading The difficulty of being FI-minded with kids: executive function

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All the awesomeness, a fraction of the price: a birthday party story

Amelia is turning 3. I know what you're thinking, because it's what I think at every upcoming birthday. "Oh God, the cost." Okay, I guess I also think about the blessings and "oh my how she's grown" and "can it possibly be..." but...birthdays. They're so expensive. We typically do the first birthday or two at… Continue reading All the awesomeness, a fraction of the price: a birthday party story