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Learning the Money Language

Learning the Money Language

Happy New Year to everyone. My apologies for not posting last week (at least someone checked in on me thank you Paul) but my laptop was on the fritz, I had a couple of advising sessions before school, and I decided to take the week to relax before the semester starts within a week or so. I hope everyone who reads this had a wonderful holiday season. And as I was thinking about different money goals for the coming year…

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Teachers and Talking About Money, Part II or My Contributions to the Issue

Teachers and Talking About Money, Part II or My Contributions to the Issue

A few months ago I wrote a blog post about teachers and money. I wanted to talk a little bit more about that subject and update what I am going to try to do on the subject. Readers of this blog know that I am a college professor. Mrs. ROB is a college professor. My brother and his wife are teachers. My best friends are teachers/college professors. And I teach at one of the best universities in the country for…

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Teachers and Talking About Money

Teachers and Talking About Money

Just a little under two years ago I started this blog as a means to keep myself accountable financially and also to hopefully educate others. One of the things that frustrates me about American culture and culture in general is our reluctance to talk about money. Americans are obsessed with money, spending, getting rich, debt, etc, but it is one of those topics you aren’t supposed to talk about. That is especially true for certain professions, particularly for teachers. I…

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On Money and Being Overwhelmed

On Money and Being Overwhelmed

Over the past couple of weeks I have had some really enlightening conversations with friends, colleagues, and family regarding money. For the average person and I think for them the topics are pretty mundane. However, I found myself rejuvenated by it. Maybe it is the fact that when I hear and read other people’s stories I don’t feel alone. Maybe it is because in a couple of cases I was told that this blog has helped people. Maybe it is…

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