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Paying for Private School
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)

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Fancy terms are tossed around for those who reach some impressive goal. Will-power, strength, perseverance, forcefulness and might. Awesomeness! These are good and make for excellent attributes of world leaders and super heroes. What you need to save money is the flip side of that coin. Patience, flexibility, willingness to compromise, teamwork and collaboration. But […] The post Boundaries appeared first on Paying for private school. ...
Posted: Dec 12 2017 @ 12:22 AM
Consider UGG boots for the family as one of your four holiday gifts  (something to need, want, read and wear). They will be appreciated (or will be soon enough) and yield dividends. Fight the cold Winter floors can get really cold. Putting on socks – or even house shoes – is too much of a hassle. […] The post Better put an UGG on it appeared first on Paying for private school. ...
Posted: Dec 11 2017 @ 8:14 PM
There is constant pressure to buy lots and lots of gifts to wow the children with great big piles of loot. But there are limits to available resources. How about this time tested approach instead' Consider just 4 items for each child for the holidays. Something they want Something they need Something to wear Something […] The post A simple approach to the holidays appeared first on Paying for private school. ...
Posted: Dec 01 2017 @ 5:42 PM
Bitcoin has really gone up quite a bit this year and I have been hearing confused news anchors simultaneously declare  that ” it’s over valued” and  “buy it now”. So who is right' This post is intended to provide a framework for you to value Bitcoin using rationale thought rather than market price action (also […] The post How to properly value Bitcoin appeared first on Paying for private school. ...
Posted: Nov 28 2017 @ 1:29 AM
If you have been following the tips on this and other blogs you will become a producer instead of a consumer. And you will find joy in the simple life. And eventually, ever so slowly, even with a gigantic tuition you will have some money to put aside. For me that goes into dividend stocks […] The post Stock Pick of the Month: Newell Brands appeared first on Paying for private ...
Posted: Nov 27 2017 @ 9:26 PM
Black Friday is in just a few days. One can save thousands by acting fast!  One day sales only! Plan ahead! Quick! Save hundreds by spending thousands. Sure, your cash balance will drop and credit card balance will rise but hey, look at all the new fancy stuff you didn’t even know you needed! Resist […] The post Get Ready For Black Friday! appeared first on Paying for private school. ...
Posted: Nov 22 2017 @ 7:27 PM
Paying for private school is a challenge but there is a secret super power available to you to help called the snow ball effect. The idea is that small changes start to build upon each other,  much like a rolling snowball,  to have an out sized total result in a surprisingly short amount of time. […] The post A Financial Super Power You Can Use: The Snowball Effect appeared first on ...
Posted: Nov 11 2017 @ 11:04 PM
We are fan(atics) for Amazon’s Echo technology. It is a low cost way to replace radios, clocks and ipods with a single device. The Echo Didn’t Adjust For Day Light Savings However, this morning (November 5th,  2017), our Echo dot did not automatically adjust to daylight savings. Alarms went off an hour late and there was a stern set of inquiries asked of Alexa, including the all  important “Alexa, what are the laws ...
Posted: Nov 05 2017 @ 12:51 PM
Holly Robinson has an amazing article about how one of her children seemed to need – and then benefit- from a private school education. She reports that “our son was transformed within a few weeks”. This is an amazing story of where a program and child align well. Each child is different and  it’s great to at least have the option of something other than school that happens to be closest to ...
Posted: Nov 04 2017 @ 11:41 AM
Paying for private school requires change from within. The costs might require taking a promotion that is both good for your organization and good for your family but not in your comfort zone. Or, it might involve forgoing a worthwhile and generally enjoyable vacation, or upgrading the coffee maker. Or, in a peaceful way, it might involve saying no to a lot of things. Voluntary Discomfort As Mind Training In short, it requires you ...
Posted: Oct 22 2017 @ 6:12 AM


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