In Defense of Baby Steps: Mindfulness and Budgeting

Mindful actions can lead to a healthier relationship with money One of the things I love about my job is the clean slate that comes with the beginning of each school year. For me, this serves as a starting point for crafting a new way to frame my instruction, developing a new classroom systems, or… Continue reading In Defense of Baby Steps: Mindfulness and Budgeting

Financial Suggestions For an Upcoming Graduate

Financial Suggestions For an Upcoming Graduate This week we finally experienced some nice weather so I met up with a friend for tennis. She’s finishing her last year of dental school and had some free time. After the match she asked if I wanted to grab a beer and, like a weirdo who just updated… Continue reading Financial Suggestions For an Upcoming Graduate

Teaching the Fundamentals of Economics

So you're teaching economics. Where do you start?? When I started putting together my economics lessons I knew I should start with the basics. But first, a confession: In the decade since I took an economics course I forgot the basics 😱 Now, with that confession off my chest, here’s where I started: What is… Continue reading Teaching the Fundamentals of Economics

Step 1 for Financial Independence: Start building an emergency fund

Building an emergency fund helps encourage financial management skills and serves as a buffer against some debt. Having a stable job proved to be a problem for me in my 20s when it came to saving. Since I could expect two paychecks a month, I used this to justify my pitiful savings account balance. I… Continue reading Step 1 for Financial Independence: Start building an emergency fund