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Allowances: Studies vs Common Sense

The words ‘studies show’ almost never bode well in any online discussion. Rarely supported by references to actual studies, it’s a phrase invariably deployed by anonymous, self-professed ‘experts’ to stifle healthy debate. Even in a well written article, ‘studies show’¬†frequently … Continue reading

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Why I Stopped my Kids’ Allowance

We need to teach our children about money and how it works, partly to curb their short term demands on us, but mainly for their own long term benefit. When I was growing up, the usual parental tactic was to … Continue reading

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Tips up at the Keystone Resort, Colorado

First Time Skiing for all the Family I’m not sure what just happened, but this feels like a good time to pause for reflection and appreciate the view. A swathe of pines, sharply defined in monochrome, separates¬†the distant haze of … Continue reading

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Bluffer’s Guide to the First Grade – Part II

I wonder how many times he can get away with this tactic in English comprehension tests. And, for the record, statement number 4 is an exaggeration.

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Bluffer’s Guide to the First Grade

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