In my post about how I handle allowance for my kids (currently ages 7 and 8), I mentioned that they have a money storage system. When we started the allowance, I wanted to teach the kids about the different ways money can be used: spend it, save it, and give it. While we could have set up a ... Read More about DIY With Free Printable: Spend/Save/Give Bank for Kids
While wireless phone service could be defined as a "want" and not a "need", in today's world it can certainly feel like a necessity. I know that I'm not the only one who is willing to give up cable TV and other luxuries before I would ever consider cutting my wireless service. The good news is that ... Read More about How I Lowered My Wireless Bill by $624/year
Why you need a car box I mentioned in my post about baby supplies that I feel a diaper bag is unnecessary, especially if you mostly travel in your car. If you're in a car, you can keep a box full of supplies available without having to carry them everywhere. Although a car box is especially useful ... Read More about How to Pack a Car Box to Be Prepared, Save Money, and Have Fun!
I was recently having a discussion about which kind of account to save money in to reduce taxes. Reducing taxes is always a good goal and it is one of the skills that is necessary for optimizing your finances. Most people have a variety of savings and investing options and very few people have ... Read More about Why You Should Max Out Your HSA Contributions
I believe that money management is one of the most important skills that children need to learn before they head off into adulthood. It naturally follows that if we want children to learn to manage money, we have to allow them to have some money to manage, right? That's where allowance comes in! ... Read More about How to Give Kids an Allowance Without Power Struggles