If you had pets as a child, then you know how formative an experience raising a pet can be. As parents, we’re always looking for opportunities to guide our kids and to give them the tools they need to be successful in life. Raising pets has a lot to teach children about responsibility, compassion and even loss. In addition to those important lessons, raising pets can be a great way to teach your children about managing money by saving and having them budget pet costs.
We have all heard it before, from the time we were children – you want to start saving for college early. When previous generations had children, they were offered to start bank accounts and trust funds for their children’s college education. Slowly but surely, this has faded out. Now, once a student graduates high school, they’re launched into the adult world and college, in some cases, can be utterly out of the financial question. This is why we are seeing more and more students take out student loans, and in many cases, these students aren’t even able to pay their loans off at a reasonable pace.
Do you often feel unappreciated for all the clothes you’re folding, dinners you’re making, and rooms you’re cleaning? It’s probably time your child learns about personal responsibility! Not only will it improve your relationship with your child, but will help them grow into a caring and hardworking adult.
Having children can be an amazing journey: getting to watch them grow and learn and develop into full-fledged adults, figuring out what they love and what they want to spend their lives doing.
But children can also be incredibly expensive, particularly when it comes to extracurricular activities. Think about kids sports, to name just one thing. There are camps. There are leagues. This is training and coaches. There might be travel and equipment. All of that adds up to a gigantic industry—over $15 billion—and that has to get funded by, you guessed it, parents.
Parenting is a tall order. The responsibility of raising children to be self-sustaining adults can be an overwhelming and near impossible process. However, there are a few universal lessons every parent should teach their children. These four habits last a lifetime and can contribute to your child’s overall success.
All potential homeowners should consider saving at least some money when in the market for a new home. When considering how to save, there are many ways you can consider to plan or educate yourself on money saving tips and tricks. Knowledge about what it takes to finance a home is also extremely important for kids. Here are a few points you can discuss as a family.
As your children continue to age, it is vital to start familiarizing them with critical financial concepts that will impact their future lives. One area that you should consider educating them in are mortgages and how they can help someone to buy a home. There are several tips that someone can follow that can help them to teach their kids more about mortgages, and set them up for financial security for the rest of their lives.
From flies to mosquitoes, wasps, mice and more, there seems to be no end to the list of critters and pests trying to take up residence in your home. Some may be drawn into the house because of a food source, and others may be trying to seek shelter from unpleasant temperatures, rain or something else.
Saving money is the first step to true financial freedom. You cannot live life financially free if you need to borrow money often or are creating more debt than you can pay off. The problem so many families have, is finding a way to save that works for them. There are so many different methods, and it sometimes takes learning the tips and tricks of the trade, trying, and failing a few times before you find a way to save as a family. If you’re in this together, you are more likely to succeed.