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Preparing Your Child for the “Real World”

  November 23, 2013  |    #Make Money

We’re reading more and more about the escalating costs of college and how unprepared young adults are to manage their own money.  We’re not judging.  We were financial nightmares ourselves.  In hindsight, we feel we weren’t given sufficient tools to be prepared.  Blame that on upbringing or education or whatever.

Personal finance education isn’t coming from school anytime soon.  What’s a parent to do?  What if you treat your high school-aged child as a roommate?  Ha!?  What?  Why would you do that?

Teaching Kids About Money

  November 16, 2013  |    #Make Money

Here are some insights for teaching kids about money.  Consider how hard it is to get adult Americans to plan for retirement, then consider how far off any financial milestone seems to kids.  It’s no wonder most financial literacy programs don’t work.  Many freshman in high school find it hard to fathom college let alone …

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7 Vintage Money Saving Tips

  November 15, 2013  |    #Make Money

Here’s a list of 7 “vintage” money savings tips.  Some of these are quite fun, actually.  We mostly buy whole chicken because of the savings benefit and the ability to use most of the parts.  The bones are great for making soup stock.  We, also, reuse our sandwich and other bags, tinfoil and tea bags.  …

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