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Results for 2017 Goal: being a kidpreneur

In January 2017, I decided to record my journey to being more intentional about teaching my children about money. For 2017, my plan was to focus on cultivating my children’s entrepreneur spirit. I previously wrote about one effective way to teach children to become entrepreneurs. As the year draws to a close, I thought I would share the results of my kidpreneur’s business ventures over the last 12 months. Some of these activities occur only at certain times of the year
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Parent vs child: differences in natural tendency

I have written about everyone having a natural tendency when it comes to spending or saving. For some people, saving comes naturally for them but spending doesn’t. I call them ‘natural savers’. For many people, spending comes naturally and saving is difficult. I call them ‘natural spenders’. Differences in natural tendency What happens if the parent’s natural tendency is different to the child’s natural tendency? What if the parent is a natural saver but the child is a natural spender?
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Letters to Santa can cultivate good money habits

With Halloween over, the last big event of the year is Christmas Day. Children are starting to write their letters to Santa and asking for things that they want. In the midst of all the busyness, we tend to go crazy on the present front. How do we keep our budget under control, keep the kids happy on Christmas day and also teach them about money at this time of the year? It’s all in their letter to Santa Before
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Young entrepreneur: Grace

When I agreed to stop by the playground the other day, I didn’t expect to find a young entrepreneur there. I took my children to the playground the other day. It was a nice sunny day, we were walking home from church and the children wanted to stop by the local playground to play. Sure, why not. When we got there, the first thing I noticed was this:         On closer inspection, I saw this:    
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Life problem: don’t ask Google!

I recently came across a podcast where Seth Godin was interviewed. The interviewer asked him what he thought of schools today. I want to share with you my thoughts on one of his replies and how it applies to teaching our children about money. Teach children two things Seth takes the view that schools evolved from the industrial age to teach people how to be compliant. I don’t think there is anything wrong with this. Society definitely has a place
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