Do you feel uncomfortable and awkward about teaching your kids about money? Do you find it hard to broach money topics to them in your daily life? You’re not alone. My parents hardly ever talked about money in my presence. Because of this, I didn’t know how to manage my money wisely.
It’s hard to know what you will actually use once your little one is born. What do you really need to buy for a baby, and how do you save money on all the baby stuff? If you want to save money as a mom, it starts by consolidating the list of things you need… →
What’s the fastest way to end a conversation with your husband? Bring up the words “family budget!” That’s how it is in my house, but budgeting and teaching kids about money are top concerns for modern moms. I sure hope my kids are better with their money than I’ve been over the years.
One chief gripe parents have about kids and money is that their kids think “money grows on trees.” Are you shaking your head in agreement? You’ve got kids asking you for junk candy at checkout, app credits for online games, and a pair of name-brand shoes that skyrocketed to stardom overnight at school. Heck, even your Starbucks… →
In the spring of 2013, while on maternity leave, I decided to read the highly anticipated Lean In by former Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg. My husband thought that I would be dying to read it so he secretly gifted it to my iPad which was very sweet and forced me to overlook the comments he made about… →
Allowances can be a pretty hot topic in the parenting world. There are so many different views as to how to manage them. I love the way Gail Vaz-Oxlade explains allowances in her book Money Smart Kids. She says that the purpose of an allowance is to help your kids learn about money management. You… →
Having a baby changes you, we all know that, but one of the biggest changes I had to make was to my spending! My grocery bill, in particular, was ever so slightly out of control. I had to learn how to save money grocery shopping pretty fast in order to financially survive maternity leave and… →
When I tell people that I homeschool my two kids, I’m guaranteed to get at least one or two raised eyebrows. When I tell people that I homeschool my kids and run a business online, I get raised eyebrows, plus LOTS of questions. How do you find time to get everything done? But you’re not really… →
When my husband and I first decided that I would stay home after we had our son, the plan was for my new job to be childcare, homemaking, and nothing more. My husband would take on the full financial burden as long as I could be the primary caregiver and maintain a pleasant home environment.… →
When you have the stress of debt, it can seem like you’ll never have it paid off. With a combination of student loans, car payments, credit cards, and medical bills, it can feel like you have debt up to your eyeballs. Many people daydream about living without the stress of debt. Your shoulders relax and… →