What’s a Credit Score?

What’s a Credit Score?

It's a subject a lot of us avoid, but if we face it head on, talking about credit can be life changing and introducing the concept of credit to your kids can help them avoid debt later on. There's a couple key concepts to discuss if we want to get real about credit.  ...

How to Start Having Money Talks with Your Kids

How to Start Having Money Talks with Your Kids

Parents have so much to worry about. Raising their kids to have bright futures and good lives while trying to keep them safe, help them learn, and let them enjoy life... phew. There's a reason they say parenting is one of the toughest jobs in the world. But while most...

Is it HARD for you to SAY NO to your KID?

Is it HARD for you to SAY NO to your KID?

Last week, I wrote about going to the supermarket with my mom from a young age. This was when I started to understand how far busy moms can stretch a hard-earned dollar and started to grasp the difference between a need and a want. In my last blog post, I also...

This fudgsicle isn’t going to buy itself

This fudgsicle isn’t going to buy itself

Growing up in my household there were discussions about the difference between needs and wants. You may remember from a previous blog post that my mother was good at stretching every dollar, and one way she did this was carefully restricting the number of wants she...

Why I give my 9 year old son a $90 / week allowance

Why I give my 9 year old son a $90 / week allowance

I know what you’re thinking, “This guy’s crazy, how on earth can a 9 year old kid manage a $90 / week allowance?”  And you’re right!  There’s no way he can do it on his own…. but he’s getting there, and learning more everyday. We all want our kids to be money-smart....

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