Birthday Celebration With a Mission

DSC_9386SmMy husband turned 60 today. He woke at 5 a.m., slipped out of bed without waking me and dressed for his run. Every other day he hits the trail for varying mileage, depending on whether he is training for a half-marathon ( I believe he has done 14…so far!) or just doing his usual workout routine.

We are blessed to reach this time in our lives without serious health issues, and both of us invest time and resources in maintaining our functional fitness. We don’t take these or any of our blessings for granted, and so when my husband realized this milestone birthday was approaching, he said,

“I am thinking about throwing a party.” Continue reading

Kids and Debt

Money management – a cornerstone of business and life in general, but how many of our kids really “get it” until we toss them out into the waters of independence? I met too many women in their twenties who had no clue how to handle their personal finances during my management career. I would never want my girls to grow up that naive and my husband felt the same way. We shopping bagswanted them to know how to handle their money and responsibilities and to learn this in an organic way. Time will tell if we have been successful. Continue reading