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When I started reading non-fiction, it seemed like I learned a new concept on every page. Some proved to be helpful in a life-changing way, while others sounded 10x better than reality. There are timeless, classic concepts that everyone can use.
If there is one question I get asked more than any other, it’s “how do you find time to do it all?” And while I don’t have the perfect routine, I’m proud of what I’ve created through working hard on my time management over the last 10 years.
We always joke about child labor laws when we ask our kids to do things around the house. When our kids get older, they like to get in on the joke and tell us that they aren’t slave labor.
Are your kids gritty? I don’t mean all-day-beach-adventure gritty, but mentally gritty? Grit is a learned character trait. It’s something that separates the ordinary from the extraordinary. So what exactly is grit?
It’s never too late to raise your financial IQ, and it’s definitely never too early. If you haven’t taught your teen anything about money, there’s still plenty of time.
For three months out of the year, Friedrich-Engels-Bogen, a nursery in Munich, Germany, takes away all of their kids’ toys and leaves them with only tables, chairs, and a few blankets to play with. At first, this may seem cruel, but on second glance, it’s proven to be an effective way to encourage children to make their own fun.
Budgeting is a simple concept that can be difficult in practice. We all know the basics of what a budget is, but most people don’t follow one.
Weekly planning is easy when it’s just you — when you’re the only person you have to worry about. With the blessing of a family, comes the difficulty of creating a schedule that works for everyone.
Investing isn’t something we’re taught in school. In fact, finance in general usually isn’t taught in school. I don’t blame the schools, because most teachers don’t feel qualified to teach such a class. There are plenty of other reasons why finances aren’t taught in schools.
When I first got into non-fiction, I remember reading several self-help books and articles that claimed to add time to your life… literally to every day of your life. How? In a roundabout way, they would tell you to stop watching TV.