We live in a culture that is fixated on making and spending money. If Convid-19 doesn’t make you question some basic assumptions about the purpose of money, nothing will. So, what’s the point of it on the backend?
This a story about a family that represented tightwads back in the day. They referred to this treasured tradition as being, ‘frugal,’ but when you’re a teenage kid, you define it as ‘cheap.’ The best expression I ever heard that referenced frugality was, ‘alligator arms.’ I.e. one’s arms are too short to reach into one’s... Continue Reading →
Why is a blogger, who is supposed to write about fatherhood, posting stories about money? Because in the end, money serves an important purpose: to enable one to be a more involved parent. Framed with this perspective in mind, I hope you’ll consider the logic behind my premise. At some point in your life, you... Continue Reading →
My PayPal account was hacked in December. This long-lost remnant of paying, a throwback to 2012, came back to bite me in the ass smack in the middle of the holiday season. After a courteous conversation with the company, they compensated me for thousands of dollars and then reversed course – and added the debt... Continue Reading →