October 6, 2013

Are Parents Terrible Personal Finance Role Models?

Recently, I came across this article from Time Business arguing – quite convincingly – that parents are poor financial role models for their kids. From the article: “Most parents (77%) say they are not always honest with their kids about money; 15% lie weekly. […]

Climb the Stairs Before You Climb the Mountain

It all started with a single day. The first Saturday after my financial low point, I decided to spend just that one day doing what I could to improve our financial situation. “Today, I won’t spend any money. I’ll spend the day figuring things out and maybe making a bit of cash.” That morning, I cleaned out my closet and went through our DVD collection (with Sarah’s permission, of course). […]

Reader Stories: Our lightbulb moment

This Reader Story comes from LifeImproved.org. Some reader stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success or failure. These stories feature folks with all levels of financial maturity and income. Want to submit your own reader story? Here’s how. In 2009, I convinced my husband to see a financial planner. […]