Some of My Favorite Posts These Past Five Years

Some of My Favorite Posts These Past Five Years

As I have recently noted, last month The Amateur Financier had its fifth birthday.  By human standards, that’s barely a kindergartner, but for blogs, which have a tendency to last for only as long as the original writer (frequently a teenager) can stay motivated and focused, it’s practically ancient.  Surrounded by all the younger, hipper blogs,Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Weekly Round-Up: Anniversary Time (Wedding, Not Blog)

Weekly Round-Up: Anniversary Time (Wedding, Not Blog)

It was pretty busy this last week.  (Hence the much, MUCH fewer-than-normal number of posts.)  I spent most of it on the opposite side of the state with my family, which was fun, but definitely limited my time online (not that I’ve been spending an insane amount of time online, but I digress).  Then IContinue ReadingContinue Reading

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