News and Events

Alternate Posting Location: What would you do with a $1,000

If I had a million dollars, I’d buy a … Florida police officers, EMTs, paramedics and firefighters will be answering the “how should I spend a windfall” this summer when 174,000 of them receive a $1,000 bonus from the State of Florida. Instead of using the $1,000 windfall for gas, groceries, rent or other regular […]


Alternate Posting Location: Plan for a furlough

A furlough is a mandatory, temporary layoff that is unpaid. In some industries, furloughs might be for consecutive days, weeks or even months. With furloughs coming to public safety, now is the time to adopt a furlough mindset to prepare for “when I am furloughed” rather than “if I am furloughed.”   Read my ideas to help you […]

Health and Wellness

Must Read: Money Smart Medic Series

Sean at has been writing a great series of posts, the Money Smart Medic, about his personal journal to take control of his life by taking control of his income and expenses. His journey is a MUST READ for any medic. I first wrote about my own experience with financial peace and freedom in 2009. […]

Book Reviews

Book Review: Three Cups

I was fortunate to receive a review copy of [amazon-product text=”Three Cups: a lesson in life and money for children” type=”text”]1400317495[/amazon-product] (Amazon affiliate link) from just before Christmas. In a quick and easy to understand parable, Three Cups introduces children to some foundational money management principles. Any household or personal budget needs to begin with […]