*We are excited to publish the following guest post from Amy Beardsley, Freelance Writer / Professional Ghostwriter. Check out her bio at the end of this post.* Kids learn money management lessons from their parents at a very young age. In fact, children as young as three years old understand that you exchange money to buy things. As they get older, our kids need to understand how to manage their money to live a happy and successful life. But . . .
We’ve finally come up with a way for our pre-teen (12 year old) to consistently earn money for his expenses while simultaneously taking some of the pressure off his parents to make every single event a lesson in personal finance. We’ve gone from automatically opening our wallets to pay for movies, skating, middle school sporting events and dances (yes, school dances) and sweet treats to making the phrase “It’s easier to spend someone else’s . . .
Summer’s almost here and you’re committed to making more great memories with your family but you’re also committed to paying off financial debt. Don’t fret. Your family can still have a great summer. While searching for ways to fill our summer calendar we found loads of free and inexpensive ways to enjoy ourselves. Several family summer fun ideas demand that you get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine. Don't forget your sunscreen. Get out your . . .