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Minimalism isn’t as much a state of being as it is a goal, but really, it’s a mindset most of all. Minimalism is the opposite of consumerism. It’s intentional ownership. You’ll find that most families who lean towards minimalism are slowly downsizing their life — removing the unimportant to make room for the important.
I see headlines on blogs all the time like, “giving your kid an allowance is the worst thing you can do.” I’ve also seen headlines promoting the opposite. I’ve seen things like, “stop paying your kids for chores,” as well. And I’ve read all of them. They all have something in common.
I grew up in the “we don’t talk about money” generation. Actually, it seems like that’s been every generation. My parents didn’t talk about money, but their parents really didn’t talk about money. Somewhere along the way it became the norm to keep kids in the dark about the family finances.
For decades, debt has been a way of life for Americans. Gone are the days when a mortgage was the only sizable debt someone would take on in their life. Today, it’s not uncommon to see a car payment the size of a house payment from the ’90s.
Board games. What better way to connect as a family, have some fun, and learn a thing or two? Well, the games on this list may aim to teach your kids more than a thing or two.
You have millions of options when it comes to nonprofits in the US. That’s a blessing and a curse. It’s outstanding that so many charitable organizations exist, but as outstanding as it is, it’s equally overwhelming. I’ve selected 20 amazing causes.
We’re a family of seven, so it’s hard for people to imagine that we do anything “minimally” or “lightly.” And of course, any time someone hears that we strive towards minimalism, we get the jokes about how we’re not minimalist when it comes to children.
21 days. Fruits, vegetables, and a few whole grains. It wasn’t easy, but I can’t say it was overly difficult. I just finished the fast, and I feel great. I’ve fasted before, but this was my first Daniel Fast. I journaled daily to capture the results. I chose the Daniel Fast for 5 reasons.
Smarter, not harder. That’s the goal, right? In investing, smarter can mean a lot of things, but one of the easiest ways to invest smarter is to invest younger. These are eight reasons it’s so important for your kid to start investing as early as possible. There are many more reasons I’m sure, but I feel like eight is enough.
One teacher can make an everlasting impact on a child’s life. Think back to your days in school. I’ll bet you had a good teacher—hopefully several—you still remember to this day. A child spends more time in class than at home, on a typical school day… if we don’t count sleeping (at home, not in class). The time our child spends in school—the most developmental years—is valuable.