Category Archives: X Files

Great Murderers

In her book, If You Want to Write, Barbara Ueland states, “Families are great murderers of the creative impulse…” This statement is bold, but unfortunately true for many. Many have had family members shoot down great ideas as too good … Continue reading

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Money Confession – Parking Meters

Most of us have a hidden money secret or two that we keep to ourselves. For the past few months, I have been asking people to anonymously tell me their money confessions. This is confession number 58 in the series: … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – Money Stories Worth A Look

17 Ways You Can Use Tennis Balls: If you have some tennis balls sitting in your closet doing nothing, here are some alternative uses for them. Recession Warning Signs: “The employment statistics and the bond market are combining to send … Continue reading

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Money Confession – Rainbow

When it comes to money, we all have some hidden secrets that we keep to ourselves. I have been asking people to anonymously give me their money confessions and I have been sharing some of the more interesting ones here. … Continue reading

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Money Confession – Baby Clothes

As part of an ongoing project, I ask members of the talks I give to anonymously write down a money confession at the end. I share some of them here. This is confession number 56 in the series: “I spent … Continue reading

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Money Confession – Tax Cheat

We all hold one money secret or another. This is part of a series of some of the anonymous money confessions that I have been collecting over the last few months. This is confession number 55 in the series: “I … Continue reading

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Money Confession – Paycheck to Paycheck

I have been gathering the money confessions from people that attend my talks for the last few months. The more interesting of these confessions I have decided to share on this blog. This is confession number 53 in the series: … Continue reading

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Money Confession – D.I.Y.

This is part of an ongoing series of money confessions that I have been collecting. I have asked participants in the talks I have been giving to anonymously write down a money confession. The confessions that I find interesting I … Continue reading

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Photo Essay – 25 More Money Confessions

A few months ago I began to collect money confessions from the audience members that attended the talks that I have been giving. At the end of the presentation, I would ask people to take a few minutes and anonymously … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – Money Articles Worth A Look

College Credit That Fails Students: “Big lenders, such as Sallie Mae, even persuaded Congress to remove bankruptcy protections for private loans in 2005 — these are the nongovernmental loans we’ve been hearing about lately, whose interest rates can exceed 18%. … Continue reading

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Money Confession – Debt Tears

I would imagine that everyone has at least one money secret that they keep themselves. I ask people to anonymously write down their money secrets at the end of talks I give and share some of the more interesting ones … Continue reading

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Money Confession – Today & Tomorrow

I collect people’s money confessions which they give to me anonymously and share some of the more interesting ones here. This is confession number 46 in the series: “I spend all my money today because there might not be a … Continue reading

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Kindergarten, Money and Positive Incentives

For the first day of kindergarten, I walked in to my daughter’s classroom and at each child’s place at the table lay 3 pennies. These were fake pennies, but as our kindergarten information packet stated, they were worth something. Every … Continue reading

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Money Confession – Career

This is one in a series of anonymous confessions I have collected over the past few months from audience members after talks I give. Some of the confessions I found interesting and I decided I would share some of them … Continue reading

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Money Confession – Ring

I have collected anonymous confessions for the past few months from audience members after the talks I give. I decided to share some of the more interesting confessions as part of a daily photo confession series. This is confession number … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – Money Articles Worth A Look

After the Pain of Foreclosure, a Big Tax Bill: “For those who struggle to pay their bills, who watch their housing payments rise out of reach with their adjustable-rate mortgages, who lose a job or who fall victim to illness, … Continue reading

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Money Confession – Begging

This is one of the anonymous confessions that I have collected over the past few months that I thought was worth sharing. This is confession number 43 in the series: “I always give what I have to those begging on … Continue reading

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Money Confession – Inheritance

This is one of the anonymous confessions that I have collected over the past few months that I thought was worth sharing. This is confession number 42 in the series: “I still can’t forgive my parents for spending my inheritance … Continue reading

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Money Confession – Entitlement

For the past few months I have been collecting money confessions from people at some of the talks that I give. They anonymously write their confession on a piece of paper. Each day I choose one that I find interesting … Continue reading

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Money Confession – Living At Home

This is part of a series of money confessions that I have been collecting. Each day I choose one of the more interesting of these confessions to share with you. This is confession number 40 in the series: “I’m 28 … Continue reading

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