January 1, 2019

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It's a new year and a new chance to be a better person. A chance to lose weight, read more books, get better grades, spend more time with your children, and change the world in every conceivable way for the good. Or so they say.

My own 2019 started off quite normally. I woke up a...

December 19, 2018

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I continue to believe that I'm somehow making progress on teaching my children to make wise financial decisions. This belief is entirely delusional. I know it's a delusional belief because my children continue to return to the claw machine, despite my passionate...

December 11, 2018

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A little over eight years ago, I started law school. At the time, I didn't appreciate the experience that I was about to have and the sheer volume of words that the institution would drop on my head on a daily basis.

In case you haven't heard, law school requires a lot of reading...

December 4, 2018

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Last weekend, the weather was about as good as you're going to get out of late fall in Missouri, so Christina and I thought it would be great to take the kids to the Missouri Botanical Garden. If you haven't been there, you're missing out. It's just a treasure...

November 23, 2018

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EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is George Bailey's weekly report "Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch" about his and his wife's efforts to teach their kids financial freedom.

After months of being  harassed by my wife and siblings, I'm finally on Marco Polo. And am I ever sold?! The potent...

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We draw out the childhood lessons of success and failure of today's leaders in business and entertainment. These leaders' stories and advice inspire us as parents to prepare our children to navigate the complex world of money and business. Choose the Nickel invites you to listen to our podcast and explore our suggestions of how you can more passionately engage your children about their futures.


November 2, 2018

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