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An Update on the Youth Cash Card Experiment

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Remember back in December when I wrote about how I was rethinking my kids’ allowances? Well, it’s been a little over six months since we opened youth cash cards for our kids and I thought it would be good to give you an update. So far, so good! Not every bank offers youth cash cards. […]

Stuck at $620 – An Update on Beth’s Fundraiser

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

First off, thanks to those who helped Beth with a contribution towards her fundraising goal. Thanks to some big contributions (that had nothing to do with yesterday’s post), Beth is now 41% towards her goal. The bad news is that she’s stuck at $620. The good news is that you can still make a contribution […]

Kids and Money – Is the Money Really Theirs?

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

It’s a common problem. Kids get a birthday card with a check and the first thing they want to do is cash it and immediately go spend it. Why do kids do this? David Owen, author of The First National Bank of Dad*, thinks the reason is because kids typically have no concept of saving […]

This Woman Is Baking Her Way Out of Foreclosure

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

This is awesome: Avoiding Foreclosure? It’s a Piece of Cake It’s refreshing to see someone not waiting for someone to come help her out even though she has a legitimate reason to need help (due to her contractor). Be sure and read the comments that go along with the article.

PLEASE Help a Worthy Cause

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Beth has been a reader of AFM for a long time. Over the last couple of years we have become friends through email. I found out this morning that she is in the process of collecting donations for a walk she will be doing in September for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. She lost […]

Question of the Day – Is the iPod Dead?

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

I just read a somewhat interesting article that raised the possibility that Apple may kill off the iPod. Personally, I think the author is just trying to get some attention and the way to do that is to make some bold headline like, “Is the iPod a Goner?” I’ll admit it got my attention. I […]

What Customers Want From Customer Service

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Interesting article over on MSN about what customers want from customer service. Their list: • To be greeted promptly—whether in person, on the phone or via a quick-loading Web site. • To have concerns addressed with sensitivity and efficiency—with eye contact if the exchange is person-to-person. • Clear communication from people who know what they’re […]

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