The Money Pie: The World’s Easiest Household Budget

How to Set up a Budget It's so easy to get frustrated with our personal and household budgets. After all, who wants to categorize every single expense, estimate them months into the future, only to find out (it always seems) that your income...

Check (Android App Review)

Review of the App: Check 4th Review in the Series: Check (formerly Pageonce) According to the guidelines for my personal finance app review for my Android phone and/or...

Mint (Android App Review)

Mint Money Management App Review 3rd Review in the Series: Mint According to the guidelines for my <a title="Choosing the Right...

Personal Capital (Android App Review)

Personal Finance Apps 3rd Review in the Series: Personal Capital Finance According to the guidelines for my personal finance app review for my Android phone and/or...

Children’s Financial Book Review-Berenstain Bears Trouble with Money

Book Review: Berenstain Bears' Trouble With Money I love to read! It's not that I don't enjoy a fun movie with the family (especially with popcorn generously sprinkled with peanut or plain M&Ms), but for me, reading is the luxury I can never seem to afford time-wise as much as I would like. So, when...

Oregon Jump$tart Conference

Oregon Jump$tart What a great time I had with the teachers attending Financial Beginnings' first every Jump$tart Teacher Training Alliance conference earlier this week in Portland, Oregon! Financial Beginnings Executive Director, Melody Bell, her entire staff (Anne, Sarah, and Basha), and Oregon Jump$tart's Chair, <a href="http://orjumpstart.org/MeetTheBoard"...

Medical & Collections Change in Credit Score

Changes To Credit Scoring Regarding Medical & Collections Debt The following information is based upon just two reports on the subject, and, consequently, should be considered a preliminary evaluation of...

Number of American Adults with Bankruptcy on Their Credit Report

How Many Adults Have Bankruptcy on Their Credit Report? How many of your acquaintances (family, friends, neighbors, fellow parishioners, club members, etc) have a bankruptcy filing on their credit report? One? Two? Think again! I'll get to the answer in a moment, but first... how I got there: <a title="NY Times Report on how...

New Speaker Video

Book Me As Your Next Speaker!  Here's a link to a new promotional video I put together for my conference speaking opportunities: http://bit.ly/emepvid By the way, if you ever need pretty high-quality music for your own presentations, PowerPoints or events,...