Tag: kids

The Importance of Having Life Insurance

Note: this is from a post Charlie wrote a couple of years ago that has been updated and revised with new information. This past weekend our neighborhood had a pretty big tragedy. One of our neighbors was in an accident, and was killed, leaving behind a young wife and two small children (1 and 3 …

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7 Creative Ways to Pay for Private School Education

In 2013, my family was contemplating whether or not to send our oldest son (going into 4th grade) to private school. At the time, tuition for sending our only son in school would cost our family a good chunk of money. Fast forward to today, and at the start of next school year, we will …

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8 Unique (and Fun) Summer Jobs for Teens

I was a fairly ambitious teenager. One summer, I wrote a couple nearby golf courses asking for a job. I told ’em that I’d work for free – all they had to do was give me free golf. Sound like a deal huh? I thought so. Fortunately enough, of those 2 letters I sent out, one …

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Can Kids Invest in Stocks or Mutual Funds?

At 13 years old I asked my parents if I could start investing money in the stock market through a mutual fund. I’d saved about $1500 from starting my own hog selling business, and through working in the fields during the summer. My small nest egg was the result of 4-5 years of hard work, …

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How to Teach Kids About Saving Money

For parents, the greatest responsibility (besides leading them to Christ) we have is showing our kids how to manage their money. With how much our world is centered around money, and the trials and tribulations that are associated with money, we owe it to our kids to teach them for 18 years of their life …

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How to Make a Lego Table – with Storage Containers

Earlier this year my wife came to me with a picture, and said, “Build me one of these, please!” It was a picture of a Lego table with storage containers. It had some flat Lego base plates glued to a board with storage containers underneath. I thought….hmm…this table looks easy enough, I’m a man! I can tackle this small …

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How to Make Money Fast

Yesterday when my wife and I came out of laying down our youngest two kids for naps we saw our oldest son (7 years) on the computer. He had been surfing the web. To our dismay it was stuff that no kid should be looking at! He was Googling up, “How to make money fast!” You …

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How to Find a Good Babysitter

My wife and I have three great kids. Our kids are at a particularly fun stage with our youngest two kids being two and three years old. Recently, my sister posted on Facebook a hilarious video that would best describe the stage our youngest two are going through right now. It’s videos like this that remind …

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Saving money on kids sports

It’s that time of year again when kids start signing up for organized sports.  Football, baseball, soccer, and cheerleading all have one thing in common: They can get pretty expensive.  Here are some ways that our family has managed to save some money on kids sports: EQUIPMENT: Buy used when possible Garage sales are great …

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Helping kids manage their money

Recently, Aaron talked on the importance of being a financial example to your kids (7 things I learned from my parents). Along those same lines I came upon the website, Money Savvy Generation, and found this great piggy bank for helping kids manage their money. (piggy bank link) It helps kids realize that there is …

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