Agreeing on financial issues is a common problem in a marriage. There are many things that should be discussed prior to marriage because they can cause an impasse. One of these issues is needy parents and the acceptable level of support that should be given. This topic came up because my ... Read More about How to Navigate Giving Money to In-laws
Are thoughts and prayers worthless? Recently I saw an image on Facebook that showed a control board with many toggles, buttons and switches. All the buttons and switches were labeled with "thoughts and prayers", except one big button in the middle that said, "do something." It clearly suggests ... Read More about Thoughts and Prayers
Studies have shown that people are more productive when they work less. If someone who is well rested and works 30 hours per week can be just as productive as someone who works a typical full time week of 40 hours, than cutting employee hours back to 30 would be a net gain for a company because ... Read More about Is Your Job Killing You?
If you have ever read the book "The Outliers" (have you?), than you know the role that lifestyle can play in longevity. Ever since reading the first chapter of that book, I have been determined to make the changes in my life that increase connectivity with other people. There are many different ... Read More about The Community Impact on Longevity
Consumerism = Happiness? Christmas spending has been in the rise for several years now. This is good for retailers, manufacturers, and the economy. However, the purpose of this post is to help individuals and families find ways to reduce spending. I personally do not like to be lumped in as a ... Read More about Spend Less Money for the Happiest Christmas Ever: 10 tips