In 1975, Keith Jarrett, a world-renowned jazz pianist, was scheduled to play a concert at the Koln Concert Hall in Germany. Unfortunately, the piano he was supposed to play was all wrong. It was too small, sounded tinny, out of tune and the pedals tended to stick. At first, Jarrett refused to play. Who wants to be asked to create something … [Read more...] about 20 Ways Being in Debt Can Make You More Creative
There’s a clear line when people talk about debt – there’s the good kind and the bad kind. When you borrow $800,000 to buy a million-dollar home in Vancouver, people congratulate you and throw you a housewarming party. On the other hand, wrack up $8000 in credit card debt and people are standing in line to boo and hiss. God knows I’ve fallen … [Read more...] about Are you falling into the good debt trap?
Author: Phil B There’s an ongoing debate in our household about our daughter, K.B., getting a credit card. While the decision is ultimately hers, the discussion revealed that my husband and I have very different philosophies about young people and credit cards. Here is Phil’s perspective, stay tuned from my rebuttal next week: Earlier this … [Read more...] about He Said, She Said: Why our Kid Doesn’t Need a Credit Card
Part 1 When my daughter (K.B) started grade twelve, we began to talk more seriously about what she wanted to do after school ended. Did she want to backpack around Europe or buy a car? Did she want to go into a trade and start working right away? Or did she want to go to college and get a diploma or degree? She knew she wanted to go to college … [Read more...] about The Most Important Money Conversation You’ll Have with Your College-Bound Kid
That would be me. The controlaholic. I've talked a lot about some of the positive that have come out my husband being laid off: we are taking positive steps to fixing our budget; I am making more side hustle income than ever before; and we are having those ever-important conversations about our direction in life. But that's what you're … [Read more...] about Confessions of a Controlaholic