Last year I shared how we celebrate Valentine’s Day in our home and wanted to give new and old readers a refresher course. Throughout the week, we drop notes of love and gratitude into each other’s Valentine’s box. Those love notes have become treasured gifts and pick-me-ups on tough days. This is a fun, low-cost Valentine’s Day project for the entire family.
On Monday, I posted 5 Important Money Lessons for Kids (and Adults). Money is something we handle every day, and the best way to prepare kids to make smart money decisions as adults is to teach them how to do it as children. This list isn’t exhaustive, of course, but it’s a great place to start and build from there.
A Few Good Reads
Here are my top picks for the week! Enjoy!
Matt over at Mom and Dad Money had a great post on How to Budget Without Actually Sticking to a Budget. I am a big fan of budgets but know the word strikes fear into many. Matt shows you how to simplify budgeting and still make it incredibly effective.
Brian from Luke 1428 shared The South Ain’t Gettin’ Personal Finance. He makes his case for teaching personal finance in school. He knows how eager kids are to learn about money. He is, after all, a personal finance High School teacher.
Hayley from Disease Called Debt continues her series on The Emotional Stages of Debt. This week she focused on regret. It’s a powerful emotional and one that can prevent you from moving forward if you allow yourself to get stuck in this mode. She shares some great tips to help you move past this stage and take forward action.
Andrew at Living Richly Cheaply asked Are You Financially Better Off Than Your Parents? Most parents want their kids to do better, but we are facing a new reality where it may not happen automatically. A thought-provoking read and one that may help you think outside of the box when it comes to providing the tools your kids need to succeed.
A HUGE congratulations to Travis from Enemy of Debt because It’s Over. We’re Free! Last Friday, Travis made his final payment to bring his debt from its once mighty $109,000 to 0. WOW! Travis and his family are great proof that with determination, hard work and a new money mindset, you can do eliminate debt, even BIG debt.
And on that happy note, I’ll wrap-up for the week! Have a great weekend everyone!
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