Donation and Giving

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Teach Kids to be Generous

Donating and Giving is an important part of both Money Management and Entrepreneurship. When you give to others, without expectation – you ALWAYS get something back in return. It’s called a good feeling! There is an expression that says, “charity begins at home”, and it is at home that you can begin the process of simply talking to them about … Read More

Is Formal Education the Right Choice?

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Is Formal Education the Right Choice?

While we are not against additional education beyond High School, we really encourage people to think about what may be RIGHT for their children. Higher education has a place in society. Trust me, I truly value and appreciate the University level professions that I need in my life, Dr’s, Lawyers, Accountants etc. I also appreciate the professions that require Technical … Read More

Kids NEED to Manage their own Money

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Kids Need to Manage Their Own Money

As we talk about in our book “Money Monster or Money Master?” kids can’t really learn to skate without putting on skates and getting on the ice. The same is true for learning how to manage money. We believe that you need to give your kids the opportunity to have money to manage (and whether you do the traditional Allowance … Read More

Teach Your Kids to Look for Solutions

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Teach Kids Problem Solving

When my boys were little they would get into normal kid disputes and then run to me to solve the problem. Around the age of 5, I started to tell them, they needed to do their best to solve problems on their own, and if they couldn’t they needed to bring me 3 solutions to chose from. I suggested 3 … Read More

Teach Your Kids to be Problem Solvers

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All successful businesses solve a problem at a profit. Movie theatres solve people’s need for entertainment by providing movies at a time and place that people are willing to come and enjoy them. They then create additional profits, by solving the problem of people wanting to snack while they enjoy a film by providing popcorn and snacks. They solve the … Read More