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3 Tips on Teaching Kids About Personal Finance

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Finances.  We are going through a major revamp of our family’s finances right now.

Who invented these things anyway?

Who invented these things anyway?

Running a family of 9 (we have an extra relative living with us right now too) is something beyond the ordinary today.  There isn’t a ton of wisdom out there on how this is supposed to work, because there aren’t a ton of families left in North America anyways, that have this many kids.  But as we walk down this time of change together, I find I have a renewed passion to teach my kids how to handle money.  I don’t want them to have to wait until they are 40 to figure out what I know now.  I hope neither do you.

Here are some ideas you can use that I have come across that can really help with trying to educate your children to manage their money well.  Honestly, I think this may be a skill more important than anything any of them will learn past the age of 12.  Because it affects everything about their lives – from marriage prospects, to comfort, to freedom to pursue their dreams, to being able to be the kind of generous, helpful person they want to be. Read the rest of this entry »


Tips for Doing Disney with a Big Family

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The 6 boys at Disney

The crew at Disneyland summer 2012 – I was holding the camera.

Penniless Parenting had a guest post with some money-saving tips for going to Disney on the cheap.  They were great, but I don’t know if they addressed the larger family very well.  We’ve been to Disneyland twice as a family and Disney World once, and our oldest is 12.  Frankly even writing that makes me feel like I have been either incredibly lucky or we have been incredibly rich… and if you saw my bank account today you wouldn’t conclude that last.  How did we do it?  Well, first, read “Tips for Disney Holidays on a Budget” then come back here.

Keep reading below the video if you want all the gritty details.

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