Farewell, March. It’s been great knowing you. I cannot believe how quickly March flew by and now we’re heading into Easter weekend. It has been another hectic week and I need to rush off and get my ducks … or better yet Easter eggs … in a row, so we can have a nice celebration.
There was a plethora of great reads this week. I may be biased, but some of my favorite posts shared money experiences from a child and parent’s viewpoint. I love seeing my fellow bloggers make these connections, then share their powerful stories with their readers.
I’ve said this before, but it is too important to not say it again.
Most parents NEVER think about financial literacy.
And not because they are bad parents. Financial literacy is simply not on their radar until someone helps them understand how a lack of financial knowledge hurts their children’s long-term financial well-being. Now you have their attention, and they want to learn more.
It makes me very happy to see more and more people connect the dots.
It’s a busy weekend for most of us, but when you have a few minutes, these posts are definitely worth checking out. Enjoy!
Laurie, aka The Frugal Farmer, had a wonderful guest post on Canadian Budget Binder this week. She gave us a peek into her life as she and her family journey to financial independence in Family Finances: Somebody is Watching You. I commend Laurie for not only making the decision to eliminate debt, but to also share this journey with her kids. A must read post.
In his post My Greatest Childhood Money Lesson, Grayson from Debt Roundup shares how earning the money to buy his own Super Nintendo made it so much sweeter to play Duck Hunt, which I understand is very fun video game.
Sicorra at Tackling Our Debt had two great posts this week. Her post, 8 Ways to Teach Your Teens How to Spend Wisely is chock full of great tips. But my favorite post was Are You Worried Sick About Your Debt? As a financial advisor, I meet many people whose debt not only financially cripples them, but also leaves them emotionally crippled from worry and fear. Sicorra shares some good tips to help move past negative emotions and into positive action.
In her boldly titled post, Credit Card Debt is for Losers, Kathleen from Frugal Portland shares how her credit card debt (now long gone) affected her self-worth.
Thrifty Dad poses the age-old question, What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? We face a different work reality than our parents and our kids will most likely face a different reality than us. We need to help prepare them to thrive in an ever-changing work climate.
Now stay with me here. Brian from Luke 1428 shares how spring cleaning relates to his finances in I Love to Clean the Bathroom. Read it and you’ll see it all makes sense.
Well, that’s a wrap for this week. I wish everyone a very Happy Easter!
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