The Power of Listening to Your Child with Your Eyes

A lesson I learned on making eye contact with my children.

I spent the last six months frequently doing two things: Growing my freelance writing business and sticking my nose in my phone. I did many other things with my time, but this is my simple confession: There have been seasons when my “phone to kid” ratio was askew and something needed to change. I tried […]

5 Guaranteed Resources That Teach Kids to Save Money

April is "Teach Kids to Save" Month. Here are 5 sure-fire ways to start the conversation.

It’s never too late or too early to begin the money conversations with your child. April is “Teach Kids to Save” month, so this article will equip you to do just that. 5 Resources That Help Parents Teach Kids to Spend, Save, and Give Money 1.  Start responding with: “Why do you ask?” According to […]

Financial Wisdom from Parents About Kids & Money

And Why It Applies to People of ALL Ages

I’ve had the privilege of interviewing some incredible parents over the last year who are teaching their children how to win with money.  These parents are the real deal, teaching their kids daily lessons about money, work ethic, integrity and patience.  Turns out, their advice is great for everyone, so I’m sharing it today. One […]

How to Nurture the “Inner Giver” in Your Child

"Teaching Your Children About Money" Series - Rachel's Story

I love hearing parents talk about their children wanting to give their money to someone in need.  Sure those same children may get in trouble for not sharing a toy five minutes later, but there is an “inner giver” in all of us that starts in childhood.  As parents, we can nurture that selfless heart through word […]

How to Teach Your Children About Taxes (and Make it Fun)

"Teaching Your Children About Money" - Tom's Story

I remember holding my first tax refund check when I was 20, shocked that the government “gave” me money, and too embarrassed to ask anyone why.  How did you first learn about taxes?  Today’s article will show you a powerful way of teaching your children about income taxes, refunds and employment – equipping them before […]

The Benefits of Using a “Buddy System” for Chores

"Teaching Your Children About Money" Series - Rebekah's Story

    When you think of the “buddy system”, you may picture a scene from the 90’s classic “Heavyweights”.   For your own amusement (and mine) here is the clip from the movie.   Thankfully, today’s teachable moment is MUCH less dysfunctional (and sliiightly safer). After the great feedback I received from Kristen’s teachable moment “How to […]

How to Teach Your Children to Secure Their Own Future

Each child is hard-wired differently. Some may have a natural drive to succeed in school, some may need more incentive to get there.  Is it worth some “tough love” to teach them the importance of securing their own future? Today’s teachable moment will help answer that. Today we are joined by my friend and fellow Dave […]

How to Teach Your Children the Life Shaping Value of a Summer Job

Teaching Your Children About Money Series - Jennille's Story

Think back to your first summer job.  Mine was polishing cabinets and scrubbing toilets at a cabinet factory.  I certainly didn’t feel like that job was shaping my life, but it was.  In countless ways.  Not to mention I know roughly nine different cleaning solutions for polishing high-end counter tops.  Now THAT’S life changing information. Today […]