Category Archives: Miscellaneous

54 Productive Things To Do When You’re Bored

Productive Things to Do When You're Bored

There are LOTS of blogs written about fun things to do when you’re bored.  So, we wanted to put a new twist on that, and offer you a list of productive things to accomplish in this season of staying home more than usual!

We’ve broken this list of productive activities into 9 categories:

Table of contents1) Money Activities (5 ideas)2) Outdoor Activities (6 ideas)3) Organizing Activities (13 ideas)4) Things to do with Your Computer (5 ideas)5) Cleaning Activities to do when Bored (7 ideas)6) Kitchen Activities (5 ideas)7) … Read more »

7 Financial Decisions that Your Parents Need to Make

An adult daughter talking with her retired father about funeral plans.

Your parents cared for you for years, and now it’s your turn. As you parents start to reach an older age, there are several financial decisions that they will need to make. By not making some key choices now they could leave you and your loved ones with some difficult decisions later.

Talking about money and death is never a fun topic, but it’s important that you have those hard talks with your loved ones before it’s too late. It will save a lot of pain and frustration in the future.

1. Life Insurance

Let’s get one of the most difficult out of … Read more »

Making Smarter Credit Decisions

Calculating Your Credit Score with FICO.

We don’t pay much attention to our credit score. When you live debt-free and don’t borrow money, it becomes a non-issue. But we do realize that there are times in life when your credit score plays an important role in your future.

We helped our kids establish credit using a credit card secured by their bank accounts. They only used it for purchasing gas. Over time, the limited use of this credit card helped them establish a good credit score.

We always recommend the consistent use of a budgeting system to manage your finances.

Your credit score can also come into play … Read more »

The Cat of Bubastes Audio Drama

The Cat of Bubastes Audio Drama CD Cover

We just listened to another great audio drama adapted from a short story written by G.A. Henty. It kept us on the edge of our seats as we drove and listened to it!

The Setting of the Cat of Bubastes

The Cat of Bubastes is a riveting story about a 15-year-old boy (Amuba) who is carried into slavery in ancient Egypt, around 1250 B.C. A kind Egyptian named Ameres purchases Amuba and his faithful servant Jethro. Ameres is, in fact, the High Priest of Osiris – a powerful, yet very fair-minded and kind man who has two children. Unknown to Ameres the … Read more »