Archives for November, 2013

Throw Him a Bone

by Sarah G. Mason   We all know the dos and don’ts when it comes to sneaking your pet a snack under the Thanksgiving table: bones are bad, fat is worse and chocolate can kill. You’d love to split the feast with your furry friend, but what foods are safe to share?

Mr. Money Mustache: How to Buy a House

  Well, it’s official: The Mustache Family is buying a new house. We’re pretty excited, as this is a chance to put many of our favorite values into action. You might think that buying a house is just something you do, rather than a skill that must be learned. But the truth is quite the opposite: for the typical non-millionaire, …

6 Black Friday Take-Alongs

by Sarah G. Mason   Black Friday is undoubtedly one of the biggest shopping days of the year, and for good reason. Stores will discount thousands of items for the Christmas season kickoff, sometimes up to 80 or 90 percent. Whether you’re a novice or have been Black Friday shopping for years, here are the six items you shouldn’t be …

Learning to Accept Gifts with Grace

by Ginger Henderson   If there’s one thing we can say about children, it’s that they know how to be honest – sometimes brutally honest. Kids often don’t know how to respond in difficult situations, like when they receive an unusual or unwanted gift, so they turn to their tried and true honesty. However, this almost always produces cringe-worthy results. …