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The Importance of Explaining the Magic of Debit/Credit Cards

The Importance of Explaining the Magic of Debit/Credit Cards

It sounds ridiculous, but I think I take for granted that as a kid, I had a grasp on the reality of things costing money. How much money something cost was a different story, but I definitely had a primitive understanding that if I intended to buy something, I needed to hand over cash. I grasped this fundamental truth of commerce at a young age through watching my parents purchase items. When we were at the store, a toy would…

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When My Son Becomes Me: Stubborn Vulnerability

When My Son Becomes Me: Stubborn Vulnerability

We’ve got two kids and they’re both pretty ridiculous. Cameron is 3 – and will be 4 in June. Graham is 1 and will be 2 in August. I put them to bed about half an hour ago and Graham is still chatting away from his crib, interrupted every few minutes by his big brother across the room yelling in frustration, “Go to sleep!!!” (being a big brother that big brothers are), only to have Graham burst out giggling –…

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