It’s a known fact, that in less developed countries, the higher your socioeconomic status, the more obese you most likely are (Big equals wealthy). However, in more developed countries, the lower your socioeconomic status is, the more likely you are to be obese (Big equal poor). So, why is it opposite depending on the country? … Continue reading Calories and Money
Most of the time as I read through blogs (My Money Wizard and others), people are discussing whether you should go to college or what is the most lucrative degrees. You hear the debate of only go to college if you plan to major in something that will make you money. Business, Engineering, Computer Sciences are … Continue reading In Defense of the Liberal Arts
One of the best perks about being a teacher, besides the almost four months off a year, and being on the same schedule as my children, is that everyone thinks we are really poor. I use this to my advantage all the time. I said to my car mechanic, "That's really expensive, I'm just a … Continue reading Earning Potential for a Teacher: We are Paid Great!! If You Work…
Ok, sooo as it turns out everyone thinks they know what the middle class is, and everyone defines it differently. 90% of Americans say they are in the middle class, and very few want to be filthy rich or dirt poor. We all just want to be the same and no one wants to be … Continue reading What is the Middle Class and is it in Trouble?
The conversation in my house lately has been about our 12 year old who starts Middle School in the fall. I said to my wife, “she goes off to college in six more years.” That statement was a shocker to us both as it left my mouth. You know kids grow up fast, but she … Continue reading Financial Freedom or Experiences: What’s the Balance?
As an educator, I'm a big fan of education!! However, for most educators and other professions, financial literacy was not part of the education process. I knew financial literacy was lacking by my teen years, because I had a great dentist as a kid that explained it to me during a check up appointment. He … Continue reading Increasing Your Financial Knowledge: It’s a Journey
When I was just a little “Josh” I use to love to be rewarded. I would battle to the death for a trophy in sports, or make all “A’s” in school for some ice cream from my parents. I did things for a big reward or a small reward, it didn't matter, I wanted the … Continue reading Rewarding People vs. Becoming a Better Person