Summer is a time for fun! Summer is a time to relax! But, as moms, we know the dreaded sentence is coming... "Mom, I'm bored." So many times, I want to look at my kids and say "Seriously, how are you bored? You are blessed. They are games to play, books to read, the outdoors to explore, crafts to dig into. Seriously, bored?" No matter what I do there will always be moments, so the best … [Read more...] about Roundup of the Best Summer Activities for Kids
Kids & Money
Teaching kids about money is crucial.
It is one of the most valuable skills they can learn in your house.
Soon our recent graduates will be heading out into the real world. Or better put - the need to start adulting. And you are looking for the graduation gift ideas. Personally, I know many things I wished I knew sooner. So, I could make better choices across many facets of my life. Have you been in the same boat? Most of early choices relate to money because every part of our lives touch … [Read more...] about Gift for Life – Personal Finance and Money Gift Ideas
Graduation is a couple of months away. Kids are moving up a grade. Parents are getting closer to that point where the kids can head off to college. So, should parents pay for college? This simple question has become more and more hotly debated. Should parents pay for college? Maybe you feel like you should pay for college because your parents paid for your college education. Maybe you … [Read more...] about Should Parents Pay for College? Reasons For & Reasons Not To
The statistics are horribly true. We don't save. According the Federal Reserve in 2015, 50% of Americans couldn't cover a $400 emergency expense out of savings. Even when you look across income levels, the same statistic was hardly varied. People do not save. Period. It is an unfortunate truth in our society. Honestly, I truly believe the reason why is because we are never taught to save … [Read more...] about Join the Save Age Challenge for Kids
Teaching kids about money is SO important. However, we go through our life focused on the demanding task at hand. It is easy to put off teaching kids with money especially when decisions have to be made on chores vs allowance vs earned money (commissions). The need to teach kids about money is real and better to be handled sooner rather than later. This is a tough subject and very personal … [Read more...] about Unlock Money Lessons with Allowances, Chores, Commissions
Christmas is a time for presents! Birthdays mean more presents! Special event means presents! Every holiday normally centers around presents. Grandparents love to get presents (aka spoil their grandkids rotten). From the grandkids point of view, the more, the better! However, as parents, we can feel inundated with stuff – specifically materialistic stuff. On the flip side, grandparents … [Read more...] about Unique Gift Ideas: Gift Giving That is More than Toys