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Financial Literacy

On Sunday, I was teaching a class to a group of 9 – 10 year olds. We were talking about the roles that need to be played by various family members to help the family life run smoothly. 4,396 more words

Parenting Skills

The Almighty Dollar

My weekly allowance was fifty cents. For that I had to work for several hours on our country property (no, not a vacation property, our home). 270 more words


Thank Goodness It's...ALLOWANCE Day

Every Friday is a learning experience when Geneva’s guys pick up their allowances for the week. As teenagers who have to learn effective money management before leaving the foster care system, Geneva guarantees allowance every week to help them save and prioritize spending habits. 70 more words

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Children and Chores

There is nothing more annoying then some supermom claiming to know how to manage children and a household. I’ve been a single mom, and I am now in a blended family with three kids, so while I may know some things, I never want to be THAT chick. 717 more words


Excerpt from The Science of My Life Book

So, today I am leaving an excerpt from my new book, “The Science of My Life: Creating a Life of Peace” which was released on Sunday. 689 more words


Looming Debts: Memo to my Future Self

I thought 2015 was a crappy year for me, and that 2016 would be my year! boy was i wrong. The year has been off to a rocky start, my phone company provider has been having issues leaving me in SOS mode since Christmas, still charging me for January for a service i can’t even use (makes me feel better that 80% of Optus customers are experiencing similar issues with Optus and its customer service.) But on top of that my youth allowance was cancelled in October and they want me to back pay them, which i found hilarious seeing as i earn as little as $60 a week, and that has to help pay my phone, food, internet and gym bills. 133 more words



In a world full of entitlement, how can I teach my children the value of a dollar?  Personally, I know I’ve been guilty of giving my children too many things. 409 more words