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.
People are starting to realize that tools like 529 plans exist to help with college savings. It’s time to get into an in-depth explanation (i.e. everything you want to know, and things you probably didn’t care to know) about these college plans that are growing in popularity.
Consumerism affects our children daily. Parents expect to spend close to $1,000 on Christmas gifts for their children each year, and somehow the average shopper manages to rack up even more than that in holiday debt. We’re teaching our children that they deserve a big Christmas, and that presents come before financial responsibility, while neither are actually true.