It costs an average of $233,610 to raise a child from birth to age 17, according to a USDA study. What all does that cost include? Is there a way to do it for less without sacrificing the important stuff? Let’s look through the different types of expenses, how to reduce the costs, and how to live differently.
It’s not uncommon for someone to start a finance blog, write some good posts, and then disappear off the face of the earth. It’s easy to spot when you go to a blog and see that their last post was right around the time internet was invented. I’ve found some really great Christian and family finance blogs, while filtering out the ones that were updated while Lincoln was in office.
The minimum age to use most blogging platforms is 13. Younger kids can still blog, but you’ll have to set up the blog and assist. 13 is simply the minimum age for your kids to set up a blog of their own, on their own. There are many benefits to blogging for your kids, so let’s dive in to see how blogging can improve their life and yours, because I truly believe it can.
It’s time for your kids to start driving! What an exciting [and terrifying] feeling. The good news is that you’ll be informed, so you don’t have to be caught off guard by any of the common craziness that surrounds the first years of teen driving.
I created this list of things our kids absolutely must know before moving out on their own. We can implement many of these ideas during teachable moments throughout the day. We can implement the more complex ideas by sitting down and having a conversation with our kids.
This is my financial journey, how I started “tithing” and how God showed up in a seriously supernatural way. But that’s not all… it’s also how I learned that tithing doesn’t apply to New Testament Christians, and what we should be doing instead.