Monthly Archives: August 2018

The Case for Private School

First off our entire family are big believers in the public school system (for UK readers public schools are what you would call state schools. To confuse matters further a private school is what you would call a public school…). … Continue reading

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University Challenge

Here in Portland school started up again this week. Our daughter is now a sophomore in high school and so although there are still three years of schooling left we have started to think about university and the whole application … Continue reading

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The Spare Room Conundrum

When we moved one thing we lost was a spare bedroom. Although our house has 4 bedrooms as well as an office, we decided that we didn’t want to use one of them purely as a spare bedroom for visitors.

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It’s Never Too Early to Save

Earlier in the year our 11 year old son (10 at the time), told us he wanted to save up for a Nintendo Switch game console and some games. This was the first time he had ever expressed an interest … Continue reading

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July Financial Update

We are now moving well through the summer, it’s hot and the kids are out of school. Much as it’s great to have kids around I do kind of miss our routine. So how did the major markets do during … Continue reading

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