From Idea to Action
Never underestimate the power of a single learning experience.
Back in June of 2012, I led a learning event for alumni at my alma mater, St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. During the presentation, I talked about the benefits of using a Share Save Spend allowance with kids as a way to introduce them to the topic of money
10 Tips to Achieve Financial Sanity in the New Year
This year provided me with many opportunities to interact with LOTS of amazing people throughout the U.S and Canada. Based on hundreds of conversations with fans of Share Save Spend, here are my 10 Tips to Achieve Money Sanity in the new year. Thanks for your inspiration!
How to Engage Young Philanthropists
Millennials approach things differently than previous generations. From the way they work to the way they communicate, Millennials have developed unique ways of engaging with the world. It’s not surprising then that this generation also has a unique way of approaching philanthropy.
Managing Debt and Achievement
The other day on my way to do a TV interview about student loan debt, I drove past the University of Minnesota campus and noticed a common wardrobe theme – funny looking caps and oddly shaped gowns – a powerful visual reminder that we are definitely in the midst of graduation season.
Help Kids Develop Healthy Savings Habits
Saving is a learned behavior. It’s something kids need to practice over and over from an early age.
When teaching your child how to save money, it is important to start early. I worked with a family whose 12-year-old son, Luke, decided he wanted to buy a car when he turned 16.
Can Money Buy Happiness?
There’s no question about it. Money is a necessary ingredient for happiness. We need it to meet our basic needs on a daily basis.
Guess who’s cashing student loan checks?
Last month Walmart announced that it is extending its reach into the alternative check-cashing industry. The retail giant’s expansion of services means that you can now cash checks for rebates, pensions, retirement accounts, and student loans at any one of its stores.
Lessons to be Learned from the Debt Ceiling Crisis
With American households spending about 106% of what they are earning we need to be honest about our financial situation and plan ahead for the unexpected.
Free Resources for Money Sanity Solutions
Two, free resources for Money Sanity Solutions: Linking Money + Meaning are available for download
Episcopal Church USA: A Collaborative Success Story
I recently wrote an article for The Episcopal Church USA’s first edition of their new e-newsletter, The Steward’s Well, a quarterly resource created especially for those leading stewardship in their congregations.
Giving Through Lending
The other day I received a reminder email from Kiva to relend the money in my Kiva account. The goal: lend money to eager entrepreneurs from around the world who are going to great lengths to overcome the grip of poverty.