Guides to help you make informed financial decisions for your kids
Guides to help you raise money-smart kids
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It’s hard to look at retirement statistics and numbers across generations, because of proportionality. Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964) have saved the most, followed by Generation X (1965-1978), and then Millennials (1979-2000). And of course that makes sense because the older you are, the more time you’ve had to save.
Scholarships can pay for your entire education. When you’re a teen, if you take the time to submit two scholarships a day, starting in early high school, that in itself will be a full-time job. A job that will prove to be well worth it. But how do you find scholarship opportunities?
When you think of decluttering, it may seem overwhelming. You have all this stuff. You’re not exactly sure how you’ve accumulated such an absurd amount of things, but you have. All you know now is that you need less stuff.
There are actual studies showing that kids today are 25% more entitled than older generations, and 50% more entitled than the oldest generation. But I don’t think we need studies to see that the entitlement mentality is taking its course.
I’ve had a lot of people ask me to talk to their kids about joining the military. I love giving my input and answering any questions they may have, which is why I decided to write a letter to any kid (or anyone) who is planning to join the military.
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.