Want to be a Finance Whiz? Get Out the Play-Doh

Want to be a Finance Whiz? Get Out the Play-Doh

Here’s an admission guaranteed to win me friends and impress my tween: I love thinking about taxes. That’s not the same as loving to pay a lot in taxes (though I make sure to pay the taxes I owe, if there are any IRS agents reading this!). Thinking about taxes informs...
Why Lead Dads Don’t Panic When Stocks Slump

Why Lead Dads Don’t Panic When Stocks Slump

Stocks go up and down. The price of oil does, too. And they do so regularly for all kinds of reasons, some rational, some not so much. When stocks go up and oil prices go down, people feel rich and some think they’re savvy investors. In times like this when stocks go...
Inflation as a Life Lesson

Inflation as a Life Lesson

There’s a dirty word that’s made a comeback in economic circles. Inflation. It has nothing to do with a pandemic-related increase in a Lead Dad’s waist size. But if that increase has occurred those new pants are going to cost more. In January, the inflation rate was...
Football and Finance with Steve Israel

Football and Finance with Steve Israel

The NFL is full of stories about players who have squandered the huge amount of money they made while playing. Steve Israel is not one of them. Picked 30th in 1992 NFL Draft by this year’s Super Bowl favorite, the Los Angeles Rams, Israel was savvy with the money he...
Kids and Money

Kids and Money

Welcome to the first Finance edition of Paul’s Picks. Don’t worry – no tests, no shame. This day is devoted to how we Lead Dads can work with our spouse and kids to make better financial decisions today and in the future. It’s not going to be prescriptive because I...