Up until a couple years ago, I worked and Mrs. 1500 didn't. Mrs. 1500 and I had agreed that she would leave her job when the first child arrived and wouldn't go back. We quickly found our rhythm when child one arrived on the scene. I worked 40-50 hours per week while the Mrs. cooked, cleaned and looked after our child. We were in the middle of a fix-and-flip, so I did most … [Read more...] about Trading Places (Becoming Mr. Mom)
After a short hiatus, Ask The Readers is back! Chime in in the Comments section. I'll feature my favorite answers next week. When I was a child, my parents guarded the financial details of their lives like the feds guard gold in Fort Knox. I asked my mother this once: How much money does dad make? I remember my mother getting angry and saying something like: That is none of … [Read more...] about Ask The Readers: About The Time I Told My Child Our Net Worth
Today's guest post comes from Kate Nesi who writes about how to be open with your children about money. And this is a topic near and dear to my heart. Like most, my parents were very secretive about their finances. I didn't like it at all. For example, I had no idea what a good salary was or how much the mortgage cost. I'm the opposite with my children. I tell them … [Read more...] about Opening Up To Your Children About Finances
Mrs. 1500's question on Monday was about cheap family fun. Justin from Root of Good followed up with a nice post on what he does for family fun. All of this got me thinking to my own childhood and what my best and worst memories are. One of my worst was the day my dad lost his mind at Disney's Epcot Center. Disney Disaster My parents decided to take us to Epcot the first year … [Read more...] about Thursday Rant: The day we almost got kicked out of Disney
Mrs. 1500 here. April is Financial Literacy Awareness Month and this Friday marks the 20th anniversary of Take Your Daughter to Work Day. Teaching our two young daughters about all things financial is very important to us. Mr. 1500 works from home, so every day is "Take your daughter to work day." However, we did take our children to the Denver Mint to learn a little bit … [Read more...] about When I grow up, I want to be a Banana!