The thought of investing in the stock market may seem slightly overwhelming. Okay, really overwhelming for many! However, it does not need to be scary. First, let’s debunk a couple of myths: You have to have thousands and thousands of dollars. False - $50 is enough to start investing today. You need an investment advisor. False – No, you don’t need an investment advisor. You … [Read more...] about How to Invest in the Stock Market – Beginner’s Guide
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 to … [Read more...] about Unlock Money Lessons with Allowances, Chores, Commissions
The thought of giving money to others probably stirs up lots of emotions. How to start giving money when you never have? Why should I give to others? I can barely make ends meet, and now, this concept of giving money is supposed to happen. How will it work? Maybe a negative situation turned you away from giving? Maybe you grew up in a household that never gave money? Regardless, giving blesses … [Read more...] about How to Start Giving Money when you Never Have?
For some, giving is an afterthought. For others, giving is top priority. Many others, giving doesn’t happen. So, why give money? What is the importance of giving? One simple reason… Giving blesses others. That is the one and only reason to give. By giving, you are able to bless others. Your giving multiplies many times over compared to the original gift. For many families, … [Read more...] about Why Give Money? Understand the Importance Today
Christmas is a gathering! Whenever, there is a gathering – it typically involves food and laughter. During the holiday season, that means a lot of food - from holiday dinners, special traditions, or quality family time. It is a season to celebrate. According to a survey by Deloitte, people plan to spend $172 on food and entertaining in 2017. The total amount spent on the holidays is just shy … [Read more...] about Christmas Dinner Traditions Roundup & Way to Save Money
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 want to … [Read more...] about Ideas for Grandparents: Gift Giving That is More than Toys