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August 21, 2017

The older that I get, the more I need this rule. You might need this rule also when it comes to financial accountability, either in your checkbook or in bill payment. I pride myself on knowing when each bill is due. I pay the day that I receive my online bill. I had a...

July 25, 2017

Our two favorite words that make us feel deprived just looking at them.

Turn budgeting into a challenge. See how long you can go without spending money. Of course you will use electricity, gas, and water. Yet we can certainly use a measure of control over these areas a...

June 26, 2017

We all think about saving more money each month with the intention of having more "leftover." For most people that doesn't work. We see it, we spend it. The key to financial success is to not see it. Savings should be taken out at the beginning of a pay period, and tha...

May 19, 2017

I am of the generation that has probably had the least amount of technology in their lives. However, I pride myself on being able to find the "off "and"on" button of most electrical gadgets. That is about it. How unnerving to see a stroller with a toddler in it using a...

April 5, 2017

 It is fun to teach elementary school fractions. If you put 1/3 and 1/2 on the board and ask how much pie a student wants, the answer is definitely 1/3 until you draw the pie showing the fractional parts. One third is a fraction that I see in finances also. No more tha...

March 14, 2017

It was so exciting to receive a dividend check from my insurance company. I opened the envelope as I entered the gym to exercise. It was the worst exercise session of my life because I didn't see the edge of the treadmill and tripped over it landing head first. I was s...

January 31, 2017

I often wish that I could go to every high school and talk about bank etiquette. No one makes money through fraud or robbery. You are being filmed.

Sometimes poor accounting leads to being overdrawn and can cost you in not only extra fees, but some of your financial fut...

January 17, 2017

Do you ever go to the grocery store and find yourself wandering up and down each aisle trying to remember what you need? Are you putting things in your cart on a whim? I call this "dollar dribbling" and it happens when I shop without a list. If you see me in the store...

January 3, 2017

Last summer, I realized that I needed to learn some new skills such as Line Dancing, Tai Chi, and the game of Mah Jongg without paying for lessons. I discovered community and senior centers sponsored by Harris County. The closest to MAM is Trini Mendenhall Community Ce...

December 20, 2016

A Sunday School class was going to help a family in need with holiday gifts. Normally everyone contributes to gift cards for the special family. This particular mother asked for gift certificates to MAM Resale because she could buy more there. Wow! This was a lesson fo...

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