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Our Oldest Daughter is 12 And Her Childhood Is Still Going Strong
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Our Oldest Daughter is 12 And Her Childhood Is Still Going Strong

She’s arrived here at her own pace, free from impediments and devoid of turbocharged power boosts that would race her toward an imaginary checkered flag finish line. My oldest daughter is 12, and a half, technically, a tween by any definition, and her childhood is still going strong. Some days […]

A Summer of Invention Is Waiting For Your Kids + A Camp Invention Giveaway
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A Summer of Invention Is Waiting For Your Kids + A Camp Invention Giveaway

It’s awfully difficult to project the long-term impact of this or that when they’re 7, 8 and 10. A museum exhibit or a day at the zoo. A mid-week baseball game or a weekend ballet recital. We just don’t know what will come of what. As a strident believer in […]

Inventing With Amazon’s Annedroids
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Inventing With Amazon’s Annedroids

“We didn’t fail, we found a new way of doing it wrong.” That sentence, cheerfully said by Anne in the first episode of Amazon’s original live action kid’s show Annedroids, defines the core tenant of inventing. We fail but we do not give up. We fail but we learned something […]

16 Things I Want My Daughters To Know Right Now
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16 Things I Want My Daughters To Know Right Now

As they begin to navigate tween waters, here’s 16 things I want my girls to know.

They Will Never Again
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They Will Never Again

They are equidistant to the end of the beginning and the beginning of the end. It’s nowhere and somewhere and everywhere in a single syllable, a crayon scribble, a high five, a punch to the gut, a sideways smile, a stubbed toe, an isolated frame from a camera struggling to […]

Why You Should Retire Now (A Little Bit)
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Why You Should Retire Now (A Little Bit)

Just before 2013 waved to us from the docks, I decided it was high time I position myself at the helm and exert more control over my retirement savings rather than continue to acquiesce to unseen Wall Street power brokers. Here’s why you too should retire now (a little bit).

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It’s 529 College Savings Day! Or Something

Oh how clever. The financial industry is jumping on the “day” bandwagon (see: National Pancake Day, Talk Like a Pirate, Waste An Entire Day On YouTube Day, etc.) by making today, 5/29, 529 College Savings Day. Seems like as good a day as any then to revisit my case AGAINST […]

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The College Savings Discussion on HuffPost Live

I was a guest on a segment of HuffPost Live yesterday discussing my ideas about ways a parent/grandparent/guardian might better invest in a child than merely saving money for their college education. The 1/2-hour discussion was lively and engaging, although it too often veered away from my focus on this […]

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