Do What I Do, Not What I Say: Balance Your Checkbook!

Do you balance your checkbook every month?  Actions speak louder than words.  It may be trite, but it’s true.  Your kids are watching what you do, and they’re much more likely to make good choices if you’re modeling those good choices for them. How often do you balance your checkbook?  What’s your attitude when you’re balancing your checkbook? We ask …

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Quarters at Dairy Queen: Teaching Little Kids to Earn Money

Treat Sheet for Dilly Bar

Eight years ago when we started our kids on a budget we had no idea what we were doing. We decided we wanted to teach our kids to earn money, but we really weren’t sure how it would all turn out.  So we pushed through and figured it out and, for the most part, it went really well. But our …

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What Caused Me to Kill My Kids’ Allowance?

Last week we held our annual family meeting (details were given out in our June newsletter, which you can still receive by entering your email in the box to the right on our site), and I threw a surprise on the table that shocked everyone: I told them that there would be no allowance paid this summer. I’ll admit, it was a …

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Unique Ways for Your Kids to Earn Money This Summer –

Babysitting, lawn mowing and dog walking are all things that are commonly thought of as summer jobs for kids.  There are so many other ideas out there that get overlooked, especially for kids that are teens but not quite old enough to get job outside the home.  Summer jobs are a great way for kids to continue their financial education …

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