Category Archives: Marriage and Money

What a Personal Financial Policy is & How it Makes Your Life Better

Most of economic theory is based on the assumption that we make rational, logical, and beneficial financial decisions. Ha! Most of us make purely emotional (or “socially informed”) decisions about money most of the time, some of which may be … Continue reading

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Financial Survival Skills & The Fate of the Cake Plate

I decided I would save my family money by painting our kitchen myself. I’m a pretty good painter, a friend who is an interior designer helped me choose paint colors, and Home Depot offered a rebate on paint. The kitchen … Continue reading

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What I See in My Work as a Financial Planner

As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER TM professional and as President of Lauber Financial Planning, a Registered Investment Advisor, I have a code of confidentiality, so absolutely no names or identifying information will be shared here – or anywhere. Some years ago I … Continue reading

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Loving Your Cheapskate Spouse

This post is not about my darling husband (whose own grandmother lovingly called, “Tighter than two coats of paint”). With that out of the way, I thought I’d share some insights into cheapskates / skinflints / tightwads / penny-pinchers and how … Continue reading

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Hate Budgeting? Being Resourceful Can Help…a lot

The “I HATE Budgeting (But I Like Having Money)” support group met twice in September to discuss how to be more resourceful. In a few words, it’s all about creativity, fun and joy. The key to being resourceful in terms … Continue reading

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The Number of Black Shoes a Woman “Needs” & Why Husbands Are Really Into Lawn Care

I just concluded teaching a class to 1st graders for Junior Achievement. Adorable. One of our classes was about needs and wants. We played a game where I’d hold up a picture of something and they had to tell me … Continue reading

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