8 Ways to Keep Toddlers Entertained on Trips

8 Ways to Keep Toddlers Entertained on Trips

My daughter is not quite up to toddler stage yet (although with all the standing and walking while she has something to support her, you’d be forgiven for thinking she was), but she’s getting close. Combined with a trip across the state, and I’ve been worried about how to keep a young child entertained whileContinue Reading

Book Review – The Crafty Superstar Ultimate Craft Business Guide

Book Review – The Crafty Superstar Ultimate Craft Business Guide

You’re probably aware, but my wife is a crafter.  She makes things like quilts, .  Recently, she’s been trying to turn her crafting into a business.  Being the financial geek that I am, I’m more than a little happy to help her build up a business.  But there are all kinds of issues that ariseContinue ReadingContinue Reading

The Four Levels of Investment Risk and My Portfolio

The Four Levels of Investment Risk and My Portfolio

With things looking better for me and my family financially (alright, there’s still a ways to go, but to paraphrase Monty Python, ‘It got better’) , I’ve been thinking about investing.  It’s one of the things that first brought me towards personal finance, after all, and one that I fully intend to resume when IContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Weekly Round-Up: It’s Been Over Five Years…

Weekly Round-Up: It’s Been Over Five Years…

Something occurred to me earlier this weekend: The month of February has passed, and with it, the anniversary of when I first started this blog.  Yes, on February 6th, 2009, The Amateur Financier first came into existence.  (At least, as a Blogger blog; I didn’t transfer it over to this site until April of thatContinue ReadingContinue Reading