Teach Kids about Money Give Spend Save Jars
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Teach Kids about Money – Give Save Spend

Teach Kids About Money: My wife and I have been on and off the Dave Ramsey bandwagon for 5 years now. The Dave Ramsey Baby Steps have really changed how we manage our money. (Be on the lookout for my Dave Ramsey post in the near future!) The way you manage your money will be the financial foundation for your kids. Believe it or not, your kids are watching you and how you manage your money. Talk about the credit card? Use the credit card? Your kids will believe that credit cards are good and OK to use. Use coupons?…

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Kids Waste Water Water heater math
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Kids Waste Water – Water Heater Math

Kids Waste Water – Water Heater Math: I have a 10 and a 13-year-old. They both like showers and that’s a good thing and all, but man, they take very long showers. It never fails, after they take their shower, there isn’t enough hot water for me. Now before you say, “You need a bigger water heater”, its 55 gallons and simply put it boils down to the amount of time in the shower.  That’s Dad Stuff  @thatsdadstuff So I gave the kids a lesson in “water heater math”.  Kids Waste Water – Water Heater Math I took the kids…

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the sheller
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A Must-Have For Crab Eaters

A Must-Have for Crab Eaters: We are nearing crab season here in Maryland and Maryland is well known for its steamed blue crabs  Our family has a couple of crab feasts a year. It seems to me that crab eaters go-to tools are a mallet, a knife, paper towels, and a cold beer. What if I told you there is a tool that makes eating crabs a lot easier? Buy it today on AMAZON. That’s Dad Stuff @thatsdadstuff A Must-Have for Crab Eaters: Let me tell you about one of the coolest products I’ve seen.  It’s The SHELLER. The SHELLER is…

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Birthday Party Idea
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Birthday Party Idea – You’re a Dad. Suck It Up!

Birthday Party Ideas: This weekend was my daughter’s birthday party. My wife wanted to do something different for her and was really struggling with what to do for my daughter and her friends. After what I experienced this weekend, I can truly tell you that no matter what your interests are, there is a party theme or location to host your party. The Birthday Party Idea: Birthday Party Idea: My wife found Kitten In Cups. It’s a Cat Cafe. You read that right. A Cat Cafe. My daughter was ecstatic. I was not! At. All. I’m allergic to cats. Deathly…

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Easy Money
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Easy Money

Easy Money…I am usually pretty skeptical when it comes to ways to make easy money. I have heard friends say that they got a check for $50 for simply buying stuff online. My first thought was… yea right. What’s the catch? Another friend made $125. After interrogating them for a while about their get rich quick scheme, they dangled the carrot in front of me a little more. All they were doing was going to their favorite online stores, buying what they would normally buy, and they are getting a percentage back. They claim it’s just too easy. So I…

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I hate public speaking
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I Hate Public Speaking Part 2

I hate public speaking… I think 99% of people can relate to this.  Not just presentation but even a heavy meeting or key conversation.  I get knots in my stomach when the subject matter is not in my wheelhouse.  That’s Dad Stuff @thatsdadstuff Public Speaking – Techniques One technique (when possible) is to have an expert with you to either call upon in the back of the room or refer people to when I feel a question is over my head. There’s nothing worse than that 2.4-second hesitation before answering that lets everyone in the room know that I’m guessing!  I…

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