Peer-Pressured Party boy is failing school with $30,000 debt

POPULARITY CAN BE COSTLY   Graduating from high school and moving on to higher education is life-changing for many young people who then turn to their friends for support. I remember when I was getting ready to move on from secondary school to University  in the UK I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. I completed some education research through my school and finally decided on a career path that I wanted to take and a school that I thought I might enjoy going to.   Education or Friends   I had friends growing up but I was never one who was always out partying because my time was very limited. My parents always kept me busy and when I went on to University I kept myself busy with my studies and my part-time job. I needed a balance of friendship but that was small compared to wanting to graduate and find a good job. Some but not all the friends that I did have always wanted to go to the clubs drinking but I was never into all of that. I’d go once in a while but it wasn’t really my thing, thankfully. Personally […]

Kids: Healthy lunches and a happy budget

Making Healthy Choices and Minimizing Food Waste   Trying to balance healthy lunches and the grocery budget is much easier than you think if you eliminate the convenience. Having a picky eater in your house can certainly present some challenges when it comes to ensuring healthy lunches at school for your son or daughter. I swear my son has been a picky eater since the minute he was born so when it came time for him to go to school the thought of him not eating his lunch or not having enough to eat while at school had me worried.   Time for change   My son’s first year of school was a tricky one as it seemed that whatever I sent to school for lunch with him ended up coming home. Looking back on his first year I realized there was a lot of food waste and wasted money in our grocery budget. At this point I was not only concerned about him not eating enough but this also made me realize that I needed to change my approach to cut down on money being thrown away. Pizza day is by far still my favourite day of the month, […]

PF Weekly Reading List #11- Free Money, Want Some?

Free Money, imagine how fast that would spread like wildfire at the office. I had a laugh then a jolt of concern this morning while I was reading the news about this 12-year-old student who was handing out money at school to her classmates. I’m sure you can imagine hoards of kids running up to this student wanting to see what she had in her bag. The article  states it was quite the “show and tell” but I say likely none of the kids cared where she got it from so “show and get it while you can” was on the playground agenda. It’s free money after all who would turn that down? Most kids that age know that money can buy “stuff” so why not get in on the action. The money was later all retrieved by the school so they could hand it over to the police to investigate. To shorten up the plot a girl who lives in Detroit, Michigan (Student B) is given a backpack from her friend (Student A) who lives across the street from her. The scenario below is what I imagined going down with the money although likely far from it. I just like […]

Mr.CBB’s Weekly Blog Post Picks August 3,2012

Weekly Update and Words of Wisdom This week has been a very busy week for me with going back to work after a 3 week vacation and working plenty of overtime.  My holidays were lovely, filled with a picnic and bbq’s, hanging out with my beautiful wife, chilling out with my mates, and taking in some small trips in and around our area. Next year we hope to head to England with a detour or 3 to Spain, Italy, and France. I’ll be doing all the planning for that so bring on the savings! Although I love to blog I do work full-time (and then some) with odd hours every week. I’ve since realized how much time one needs to devote to a blog for it to gain momentum with the fans. Is it worth it? You know, only the blogger can answer that question. For me, it’s not a get rich, get famous, I’m better than you, bigger than you scheme. It’s a way to say, this is our journey and what we are doing,would you like to join us and share your experiences. So I leave you today in hopes you do something for someone who needs it just […]

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