Author Archives: Amanda

Meet The Mintz Family – Raising Amazing Role Models!

I’d like you to Meet Anna and the Mintz family. They are a very entrepreneurial family indeed and a great role model to us all. Let me share their stories with you so you may be as inspired by them as … Continue reading

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Guest Post: How to Teach Your Kids About Impulse Shopping

It’s been a while since I’ve allowed a Guest post on my blog, but I was very impressed with the content of this one and thought it would be useful advice for your kiddos. Let me introduce John Cole, who … Continue reading

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Do You Have A Kidpreneur? 10 Ways To Find Out…

Do You Have A Kidpreneur? And if you do…how would you know it? Is your child like Laura? Talking about what they will do AFTER they retire, BEFORE even thinking about getting their own job first? That’s what I want … Continue reading

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Parenting For A Peaceful Home – Making Mom’s Lives Easier! Meet Christina Louise…

“I was that troubled complex child that my parents just couldn’t get a handle on…they read the books, talked to doctors and experts but… they just couldn’t put their finger on it and it literally drove them insane. Today I’m here … Continue reading

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Are You An Overwhelmed Mom? This Might Help…

Wake up moms! (Sorry dads, I’ll find something for you guys another time.) I’ve got a HUGE surprise for you. I’m SO EXCITED to share this with you! (And…NO, I’m not asking you for anything.) Here’s what’s coming… You’re NOT … Continue reading

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Kids Doing Chores For Money

Do you believe in kids doing chores for money? I mean how else are kids going to learn where money comes from right? Just look at these kids and the crazy places they think money comes from…pretty scary! But back … Continue reading

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Summer Jobs For Teenagers

Are you looking for summer jobs for teenagers? Well look no further… It’s that time of year again, our teenagers are almost finished their exams and looking for some fun summer jobs for teens to help them earn some cash … Continue reading

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Is Your Child Ready For Tomorrow?

Make It A Once-In-A-Life-Time Opportunity Is there a chore that needs doing but don’t have the time to do it and it’s not one of the kids regular household chores? Would you be willing to pay someone else to do … Continue reading

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Gift 1: “How Money Savvy Is My Child?” Quiz

Have You Taken this Quiz yet? The “How Money Savvy is My Child?” Quiz will help you with knowing where your child is currently at with regards to their financial IQ – their understanding of money. Of the 7 FREE Gifts … Continue reading

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How to Ask for Help – Sometimes You Have To Let Others Feel Good

How to Ask for Help – Sometimes You Have To Let Others Feel Good Do you like helping others? Are you one of those people that jumps at the chance to help your friends whenever they need a hand? If … Continue reading

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5 Tips To Success: Teaching Children About Money

5 Tips for Success: Teaching Children About Money So you want to teach your child about money but have no idea where to start…or maybe you don’t feel confident being their money role model? Don’t worry, you are NOT alone! … Continue reading

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The Secret to Getting Kids Excited To Actually Want to Learn About Money and How to Make Their Goals Come True!

The absolute BEST way I’ve ever found to get your child excited to actually WANT to learn about money….normally a topic most kids find tremendously boring…is to make it personal! And how do we do that? We teach them to … Continue reading

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Following Her Dreams and… Inspiring Her Kids Along The Way!

Has life ever hit you hard? Like REALLY HARD? Well, that’s exactly what happened to my dear friend, Lyndsy. Lyndsy has two beautiful kiddos, a girl and a boy. As a baby her little guy was super happy and always … Continue reading

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Kids Making Lemonade From Life’s Lemons

Has your child ever had their world come crashing down around them? Have you? It would be a very rare person, indeed, who never had anything bad happen to them. Sometimes unfortunately we have to simply accept that bad things … Continue reading

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Which Money Values Does Your Child Have?

What kind of money value does your child or teen have? Are they like most these days and just assume that money is owed to them and that they can just go out and buy the coolest, newest gadgets on … Continue reading

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How to Encourage Delayed Gratification

Nowadays kids just don’t understand the concept of “delayed” gratification. Everything is at their finger tips, available by the touch of a button. But that doesn’t really prepare them for life once they leave our protective nests. They’ll either learn … Continue reading

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Get Closer to Your Daughter; Do This.

Hi Fellow Parents of Teen Girls! I have a 14 year old daughter, Xanthe, who is awesome! ….BUT…I do feel that she’s reaching that age when it’s so natural for her to want to pull away from us, her parents. … Continue reading

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Can You Please Help Me?

Hi Everyone, I need your help ASAP! (Like before this weekend if possible please!) Thank-you so much for taking a quick moment to see how you can help me out. Here’s the situation: I’ve been working like mad the past … Continue reading

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Fun Money – A Great Way to Get Rid of That Entitlement Mentality!

I was walking through the grocery store the other day when I saw a little boy tugging on his father’s pant leg and overheard him saying, “Daddy, Daddy, Daddy, look! I want that Daddy. Can I please? Please? Please Daddy, … Continue reading

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Have You Heard about Julie Kleinhans’ Successful Kids Revolution?

Last year I was asked to be a special guest speaker for Julie Kleinhans’ Online Successful Kids Revolution. It was amazing! I felt honoured to be asked, along with some pretty amazing parenting guru’s in the industry, to help parents … Continue reading

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We Made it to Best-Seller Status AGAIN! YEAH! Thank-you Everyone! :D

Thank-you to all of you who have grabbed a copy of our “Get Unstuck For Kids” book from Amazon this past weekend. John Seeley M.A., my co-author and friend, and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts. It’s … Continue reading

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What an Amazing Raising Conscious Kids Radio Interview!!!

Last week I was honoured to be the Featured Expert on Kimberly Primatic’s “Raising Conscious Kids Radio Show”. It was truly wonderful! Click here to listen to the show. Kim is the owner of Raising Conscious Kids and hosts a … Continue reading

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On The Air With Kim Primatic – Raising Conscious Kids Radio!

WOW! What an honour! I’ve been invited to be a guest speaker on Kim Primatic’s Radio Show: Raising Conscious Kids! Got kids? Teach Kids? Love kids? Kim does too! She believes that raising our kids is the most challenging job … Continue reading

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Guest Post: 5 Reasons Why Kids Should Learn about Budgeting

It’s been a while since I’ve created a new post. I’ve been very busy working away on some amazing new material to help you with teaching your children and teens about money…. more on that later…. 😉 Today let me … Continue reading

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Successful Kids Revolution REPLAY!!! :)

  Parents and Teachers – Tune in to Successful Kids Revolution NOW for the top Personal Development, Parenting, Health and Education tools for you and your family!  Replays, Special Offers, Exclusive Free Coaching Calls and More! Get Powerful Tools and … Continue reading

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The Successful Kids Revolution…

Sorry you missed it. Click here to get 7 Free Tools to help you with teaching your child about money and I’ll make sure to let you know when the next online event happens. “Isn’t it time to help our kids?” … Continue reading

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Guest Post: You Won’t Believe It! Look at How Much it May Cost You to Send Your Child to College! YIKES!!!

Maxine sent me this incredible infographic and I absolutely wanted to share it with you. It’s absolutely astounding! Take a look and see just exactly how much it is going to cost you to put your child through college! YIKES! … Continue reading

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Please Help – Which Image Do You Like Best?

Hi Everyone, I need your help. I’m about to launch my brandnew course “Teaching Children About Money 2.0” (TCAM 2.0) and I don’t know which image I should use. Which one do you like the best and why? The course … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Shopping for Presents: Showing the Kids How to Make the Most of It

Allison has sent us a fabulous guest post with some great gift shopping ideas and suggestions for the Seasons Holidays. Thank-you Allison for a great article. Enjoy! Cheers…Amanda van der Gulik…Excited Life Enthusiast! ;o) ============================================================ Shopping for Presents: Showing the … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Bribery or Pay: Giving Your Children an Allowance

Here’s a great article on the topic I always get the most questions about, “Should I give my child an allowance or not?” It’s also the reason I wrote the book, “Allowance Secrets: To Give or Not to Give?“ where … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Using the Sims to Demonstrate Finances

I’ve always believed that playing games it the next best thing to living the experience yourself so when Paul asked to write a post for our blog about using a fun video game to teach children about money, I jumped … Continue reading

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Guest Post: How To Teach Financial Responsibility Without Giving An Allowance

Today I have a fantastic guest post for you sent in by Kimberley Laws. I always enjoy reading different opinions on whether or not to give an allowance and if not, then alternative ways to teach your child about financial … Continue reading

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The Best Gift EVER!!! Barbara Lewis’ TripleGift Cards!!! You’ve Got to See These…

Hi Everyone, Oh my goodness, I’m soooo excited to share this with you! My kids loved these TripleGift cards so much that they wanted to make this video to show them off to you. Enjoy the video and then make … Continue reading

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Guest Post: How Selling Night-crawlers During the Summer Can Help Teaching Children About Money

Absolutely LOVE this guest post that was sent in by Madoline. Learn about money with night crawlers! The kids will just love this idea! Enjoy! Make sure you send me your own articles for me to post on your behalf to … Continue reading

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Guest Post: 3 Great Fantasy Stock Trading Games for Kids

Here is another great guest post. This one introduces stock trading games to help your children learn the basics of how to invest in stocks. An interesting read. Hope you enjoy! Cheers…Amanda…Excited Life Enthusiast! ;o) P.S. Don’t forget to choose … Continue reading

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Teaching Children About Money – Tip #01 – Goal Setting for Kids

Getting closer to launching TCAM 2.0!!! Sooooo excited! 😀 Here’s a little snippet of what’s in store for you, enjoy! 😀 What did you find most helpful in this video and what else would you like to learn to help … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Why High Schoolers Can’t Manage their credit?

Today, I’m excited to share a very informative guest blog article to help you teach your teen about building good credit. In this article Amy gives you some great tips on how to teach your child to be responsible for … Continue reading

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Guest Post: 4 Reasons You Need to Teach Your Child the Importance of Starting their own Life Insurance in their 20’s

Today I have another great guest post for you to enjoy! ====================================================== Purchasing a life insurance policy is an important decision at any age. However, it is in our best interest to purchase a life insurance policy at a young … Continue reading

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OMG!!! Take a look at this Costco Connections Magazine article….

WOW!!! How honoured do I feel? I’ll tell you, I feel absolutely thrilled!   What an incredible honour to be featured not only in one Costco Connections Magazine but in two! In July I was featured in the Canadian Costco … Continue reading

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You’ve Got To Help Yourself First, Then Your Child…Not The Other Way Around!

As a parent we want the best for our kids and we often have the tendency to take care of their needs before our own. If you’ve ever flown anywhere on an airplane, then you’ll remember that when they go … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Teaching Kids the Value of Money Through Pets

Today I have a lovely guest post to share with you. This one was sent in by Sara Dawkins. Enjoy! Cheers…Amanda…Excited Life Enthusiast! ;o) ============================================================ Teaching Kids the Value of Money Through Pets Parents know the value of money is … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Teaching the Importance of Conservation

Today I have another great guest post written by Jenna to share with you. Jenna’s focus this time is on how important it is for kids to learn about conservation. Thank-you Jenna for your post. Enjoy! Cheers…Amanda…Excited Life Enthusiast! ;o) … Continue reading

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Guest Post: 5 Ways to Teach Kids About Coupons

Today I have another great guest post to share with you, this one was written by Jenna. Jenna has some great tips on using coupons and suggests where you can get some great coupons with us as well. Thank-you Jenna … Continue reading

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Some Great Money Games for Younger Kids!

I was just emailed a recommendation request by one of my valued members. Her child is only 5 years old and she was looking to get a fun game to teach her child about money but most of the games … Continue reading

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Words Are Magic – BlogTalkRadio Interview With Linette Daniels and Amanda van der Gulik

Just had a great time on BlogTalkRadio with my good friend Linette Daniels and her co-host Sarah Newton. They interviewed for the topic how our words are magic. How important it is that we be careful with the words that … Continue reading

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Happy Animal Day – A Special FREE GIFT For Your Child!

Happy Animal Day to you! Last year my daughter, Xanthe, came up with the idea to create a book about how we handled the loss of our dog, and to help us always keep our memories of her alive forever … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Summer jobs for teenagers: How to get one for a holistic summer

I’m excited to share with you another great guest post from Anya Bennett who gave us her special article on the 4 jar money management method last month. This one focuses on some great summer job ideas for teens. Enjoy! ;o) … Continue reading

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Guest Post: 4 Jar Allowance Method

Today we have a great guest post from Anya Bennett. She gives some great advice. I prefer my “The 6 Magical Piggy Banks – Money Management Method” but greatly appreciate Anya’s generosity in sharing her ideas with us. In the … Continue reading

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Guest Post: 4 Ways to Cultivate your Teen’s Interest in Economics and Finance

This week we are blessed with another special Guest Post on ways to help cultivate your teen’s interest in money and creating their own financial success. Although I have a few different view points from Maria on how to encourage … Continue reading

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3 Tips to Having Chore-Related Allowances Go Smoothly – Guest Post

Today I have another treat for you, Mariana has written a special Guest Post just for you with her tips on Allowances. Enjoy! ;o) Cheers…Amanda van der Gulik…Excited Life Enthusiast! ;o) P.S. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook too … Continue reading

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Get “Mr. Pompety Pomptom and the Power of Leverage” FREE Today and Tomorrow ONLY!

Great NEWS! ;o) From noon today (EST) until tomorrow midnight, ONLY, you can grab a FREE copy of “Mr. Pompety Pompton and the Power of Leverage“ from my brand new “Wealth Mentality” book series! The purpose behind these humourous and … Continue reading

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So Exciting – You Get To Choose!

          After almost two years of hard work I have finally completed a book series for ‘tweens (kids ages 8-13) called “The Wealth Mentality Stories” together with my co-author, Lisa Strømme, to teach them about money using a very … Continue reading

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Meet Danielle – A Young Teen Making A BIG Difference!

Today I would love for you to meet a new friend of mine, Danielle from Bankaroo. Danielle is a young teen who created her own website and phone app to help kids and teens manage their money! Talk about being … Continue reading

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How To Goal Setting For Families – Bridging the Gap With Your Kids

Is the distance between you and your child growing wider and wider apart? You are not alone! The majority of children will distance themselves from their parents the older they get. It’s normal. But it breaks your heart as a … Continue reading

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3 Steps for Improving Your Communcation to Your Child

Any time that you communicate to your child you can convey the message in a positive or a negative way. Guess which way is more likely to gain your child’s cooperation, bring them closer to you and increase their self-esteem? … Continue reading

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Are You a Discipline Wimp?

Your child wants ice cream at bedtime. You say “No” but your child persists, whining and bugging you until you finally give in to stop the incessant whining. Your child doesn’t pick up her toys when asked. You end up … Continue reading

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Frustrated? Trying to Get Your Child To Do Their Best?

What would you do if you knew the REAL reason why some children grew up to be high achievers like Einstein, Mozart even Oprah or Lance Armstrong… and most other children, with MORE TALENT and MORE RESOURCES FAILED? I was … Continue reading

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A Silent Epidemic is Gripping Our Kids

On college campuses, staff is well aware of an overwhelming problem facing incoming students. A whopping 50% of college freshmen meet criteria for mental health diagnoses such as major depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and chemical dependency. There are so … Continue reading

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Short Sweet Sad Cartoon – Remembering Candy – How To Cope With Losing A Pet

Click here or on the image of the book to get your copy of their “Remembering Candy” book on Amazon. Thank-you for supporting their venture and for passing along their video and book to someone you love who has lost … Continue reading

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Guest Post: 3 Ways to Save Money Giving Gifts This Summer

We just celebrated my niece, Alicia’s, 7th birthday. My children decided to make their own gifts for her this year instead of buying her a gift. Alicia loved her gifts! Xanthe made Alicia a homemade colouring book with pretty illustrations … Continue reading

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Money games for kids – Children’s Money World

Welcome to the Children’s Moneyworld online game! It teaches math using money. Its content appeals to kids, but it doesn’t exclude anyone interested in learning. It also teaches numeracy and personal finance in fun and interactive ways. These online activities incorporate … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Saving Money with Your Kids During the Summer Holiday

Here are some wonderful ways to save money this summer with your kids. This is a special guest post. I know you will fully enjoy this post. Please let Nadia know how much you appreciate her ideas by posting your … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Three Fairy Tales That Can Teach Your Children the Value of Money

I have another goodie for you! Alvina Lopez has written a beautiful post for us on how fairy tales can teach us the value of money! Great job Alvina! Enjoy! Cheers…Amanda…Excited Life Enthusiast! ;o) ============================================================= Three Fairy Tales That Can … Continue reading

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Money games for kids – Escape From Knab

This already the sixth post about fun resources and games for kids to help with their financial education. I will keep them coming for you, there are lots more to come! Enjoy everyone! “Escape From Knab, The Adventure” is the … Continue reading

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Guest Post: How My Parents Taught Me About Money

Today I am honoured to post another ‘Guest Post’ for you. In this post Donna shares her own experiences of how her parents prepared her for the financial world of adult life. Thanks so much Donna for sharing your personal … Continue reading

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Isn’t ‘Kids Entrepreneur’ A Quirky Combination? ;o)

According to Webster’s Dictionary, an entrepreneur is “someone who launches or manages a business venture, often assuming risks.” I believe that an entrepreneur is someone who dreams big dreams and then makes them happen! ;o) Is it possible to combine … Continue reading

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Money games for kids – SmartStart for Kids

Here is yet another post about fun resources and games for kids to help with their financial education. I will keep them coming for you, Enjoy everyone! The SmartStart for Kids money online game (found on The Canadian Imperial Bank … Continue reading

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Is it Too Early to Set Up a Kids Saving Account?

Congratulations! You have a child or you are going to have a baby. Lucky you! ;o) It is a beautiful time in life to be a parent. If your child has not been born yet, there’s so much to do … Continue reading

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Money games for kids – Kids Bank

Here is another post about fun resources and games for kids to help with their financial education. I  will keep them coming for you, Enjoy everyone! KidsBank.com money online game is brought to you by Sovereign Bank. The fundamentals of … Continue reading

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Kids Saving Money? Really?

I have a very dear friend, Martyne, whose husband, Anthony, doesn’t mind going to the bank as long as he is withdrawing money. Anthony loves to take money out of the bank. He doesn’t think it’s so important putting money … Continue reading

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Allowance Secrets, to give or not to give? on Amazon

Just to let you know that I am really starting to like publishing on Amazon. I have published yet another book, “Allowance Secrets, to give or not to give?” on Amazon in Kindle format. This book is also available on … Continue reading

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Money games for kids – The Mint

This is the third post about fun resources and games for kids to help with their financial education. I will keep them coming for you, Enjoy everyone! TheMint.org money online game shows kids and teens how to think about money … Continue reading

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The CleverDough Challenge is now available on Amazon

Last week I had a short blog post on my “50 Money Making Ideas for Kids and Teens” which is available on Amazon. Today, I am letting you know that I have published another book on Amazon. “The CleverDough Challenge” … Continue reading

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I teach this every day to my kids to help their goals come true

Two of the most amazing teachers in goal setting are giving away their #1 secret to making your goals come true. I use these techniques everyday with my kids and the results we are getting are absolutely incredible. I HIGHLY … Continue reading

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Creating A Healthy Wealth Mentality In Our Kids And Teens

There is a familiar proverb “money doesn’t grow on trees.” We smile to ourselves when we think of this quote. Well, actual dollar bills don’t grow on trees but does money really not grow on trees? Is this not a … Continue reading

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50 Money Making Ideas for Kids and Teens on Amazon

I am really proud to say that I now have a book published on Amazon. My “50 Money Making Ideas for Kids and Teens” is now available on Amazon in Kindle format. This is a great book to get your … Continue reading

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Money games for kids – Money Instructor

This is the second post about fun resources and games for kids to help with their financial education. There are many more to come, Enjoy everyone! The Money Instructor online money game is chockfull of information on kids money, has … Continue reading

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“The 6 Magical Piggy Banks For Kids” Money Cartoon – Financial Education Animation For Children

So you want to teach your child about money and want to find a way to bring across the money concepts of saving in a fun financial education animation for children right? Well, look no further. You have found that Money … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Easy and Fun Ways to Teach your Kids about Saving Money and Conserving Energy

Hi, here’s another great guest post for you. In this special post Mariana Ashley shares some great tips for how we can teach our children about money while at the same time teach them about energy conservation. I know you … Continue reading

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Ways for Kids to Earn Money

When my two children were 6 and 4, they wanted money.  Money to buy something sweet.  Money to buy something to play with.  Money to buy something to wear.  Money! Money! Money!  How could I find ways for kids to … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Small Savings Can Add Up

Today I have a special guest post to share with you. Lauren Bailey wanted to share some insights with you on how to teach your children to save money by using coupons. I think she did a fantastic job of … Continue reading

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Money games for kids – Rich Kid Smart Kid

In the coming weeks I will post articles about fun resources and games for kids to help with their financial education. Here is the first one, Enjoy everyone! The Rich Kid Smart Kid (RKSK) money online game introduces kids (ages … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Teaching Your Children to Avoid Impulse Buying

Hi guys, Today I have the pleasure of another fantastic guest post for you. In this post Kitty Holman will share her childhood experiences with ‘Impulse Buying’ and give us parents some great tips on how to take advantage of … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Fun Online Resources You Can Use To Teach Your Kids About Money

Hello again and Happy New Year! ;o) Today I am honoured to share with you a very special guest post. Brian Jenkins from BrainTrack has put together a wonderful list of fabulous online game resources that will help your child … Continue reading

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Guest Post: “The Earlier the Better” by Kate Willson

Here’s another great guest post for you by Kate Willson, thanks Kate for sharing your thoughts with us. Cheers…Amanda van der Gulik…Excited Life Enthusiast! ;o) =============================================================== Teaching Your Child about Money: The Earlier the Better Teaching children about money is … Continue reading

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Guest Post – Financial Literacy and Your Teen

Today I have a special Guest Post for you from Alisa Gilbert, thanks Alisa for your post.  I particularly enjoyed learning about “The Bad Credit Hotel” game she found. Great job Alisa! ;o) Enjoy! Cheers…Amanda van der Gulik…Excited Life Enthusiast! … Continue reading

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Cyber Bullying – Protect Your Child NOW!

As you know, I’m a huge advocate for kids and teens creating their own income online through creating their own websites, etc. There is one very real risk however to letting our kids get ‘online’ and that is that it … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Savings Bonds Remain a Traditional Gift for Children and are Now Online

I’ve had many parents ask me “what about bonds? Will they help my kids?” We do not personally use this strategy for our own children and therefore I did not feel I would be the right person to answer your … Continue reading

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Is the Love of Money the Root of all Evil?

A Special Guest Post from Angelo Campione =============================================================== In society, money seems to be considered a necessary “evil” and religions have often used the phrase that “the love of money is the root of all evil”. But why would something inanimate like … Continue reading

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Mind Programming – New Book from Eldon Taylor

Hi guys, You’ve GOT to Check Out This Video! Go here to see the book and to see all the incredible people supporting Eldon in his book launch, You WON’T believe all the Gifts they’re GIVING AWAY! http://tiny.cc/MindProgrammingJune2010 Cheers…Amanda van … Continue reading

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***The “Name That Teen $ Workshop” CONTEST*** WIN A FREE Copy Of The Workshop For Your Teen!

COMPETITION DETAILS: I did a workshop for teens where I taught them about how to make their money work hard for them! At the time I needed a quick title for the workshop and I was inspired by my good friend, Patti Handy, … Continue reading

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Summer Money Tip for Kids!

Summer is coming nearer and garage sales are starting to pop up all over the place! Now’s the time to start your own kid business. Here’s how: – decide what your garage sale business will be: lemonade stand, ice tea, … Continue reading

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It was a lovely day today! Here’s a cool tip for your child…

Today’s Money-Savvy Child Tip: Summer is coming nearer and garage sales are starting to pop up all over the place! Now’s the time to start your own kid business. Here’s how: – decide what your garage sale business will be: … Continue reading

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Investing When We Have No Money – Guest Post

There is ‘Good Debt’ and there is ‘Bad Debt’. Bad Debt is Debt that takes money away from you and makes you work harder to repay it. Good Debt is Debt that brings money to you and makes your money … Continue reading

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I hope you had as wonderful an Easter weekend as I did. ;o)

I’m not sure if you celebrate Easter or not, but regardless, I sincerely hope you had as great a weekend as I just did with my family. First the Easter Bunny set up a fun treasure hunt in our house … Continue reading

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Just found this FREE Internet TV channel for Women!

It’s called the Women’s Information Network, and it’s pretty cool. My dear friend Dorothy Fest recommended it to me. She’s one of the Show Hosts, you can check her out here: www.thewinonline.com Cheers…Amanda van der Gulik…Excited Life Enthusiast!

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Don’t Do All The Work Yourself

The worst business advice I ever received was… “If you want it done right, then do it yourself!” 1. I don’t have enough time in a day to do everything myself. 2. My most successful products have been compilations of … Continue reading

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Find out what I learned when I met Melissa Gilbert, aka ‘Laura Ingles’…

Last week I had the unique opportunity to meet Melissa Gilbert in person. You may know her as the little girl who played Laura Ingles in the famous TV show, “Little House on The Prairie” based on the “Little House” … Continue reading

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Building self esteem intentionally in children – by Joe Rubino

“Studies show that self esteem is the most important ingredient responsible for attaining success and happiness, developing effective communication and creating rewarding relationships. In this continuing series, building upon past articles SelfEsteem and More SelfEsteem , here are 10 additional … Continue reading

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“New credit card laws may save the day for college bound teens” by Patti Handy, snippet from her blog

Patti says, “Credit cards can be a man’s (and woman’s) best friend…or worst enemy. They can save the day when an unexpected expense occurs, a flat tire at 2:00 am blows, or a medical emergency hits you from behind. In … Continue reading

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I’m so Proud! Please show your support for Xanthe… ;o)

It’s your ‘Teaching Children About Money’ Coach – Amanda van der Gulik here. I have some exciting PERSONAL news – and I am just a bit nervous about sharing it…. You see, even though I am very “out there” with my public … Continue reading

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Which one are YOU?

– There are people that make things happen. – There are people that watch things happen. – There are people that ask ‘What happened?’ Which one are you?” Click Here to check out the rest of my post on the … Continue reading

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What to DO in These Financial Times of Crisis?

Don’t forget your children. Times of financial crisis are times of incredible opportunity to teach your children never become a victim to financial crisis. What better way to role model financial success for our kids than to teach by showing? … Continue reading

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Chocolate Lover!!! – by KAM – 12 years old

“I started this business because… I wanted to have a business and my own money. I chose chocolate lollipops because I knew it was going to be a success since everyone loves chocolate and it was going to be easy … Continue reading

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What if you only had 30 seconds left?

Here are the three things I would tell my children if I only had 30 seconds left to say anything to them to help them with their future. (As a matter of fact I say these things to them every … Continue reading

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bad news…

Do you watch the news? How does it make you feel? Why do you watch the news? Have you ever wondered why you watch the news? It’s called the “Rubber Neck Effect”. Here’s an example from internet guru, Frank Kern, … Continue reading

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What’s Your Point of View?

Two Weeks ago I was traveling with my husband to San Diego for a ‘weekend away without our kiddos’. It was heavenly. We love our children very dearly, but it’s also nice to have some quality time alone with your … Continue reading

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Excited Life Enthusiast!

Good day to YOU! Today I want to remind you to be ENTHUSIASTIC about your life! Even if you feel rotten, imagine you feel ON-TOP-OF-THE-WORLD! When you hear your phone ring, before you answer, quickly tell yourself, how incredibly excited … Continue reading

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Okay, you can get in now, sorry for the delay…

Hi Guys, I know exactly how you feel, I have been trying to get my own mind movie creation kit for the past 2 and a half hours. I just got an email from Ryan that they have increased their … Continue reading

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Today’s the Day!

Hi Guys, Oh my Gosh, I still can’t believe it. After weeks of waiting, Today is FINALLY the day! ;o) I can’t tell you how many people have been emailing me asking me, “when are they going to open their … Continue reading

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I LOVE this!

Hey, I’m not even sure I’m supposed to be telling you this, but the people over at Mind Movies have really done it now. ************************************ They don’t seem to know when to stop! ;o) ************************************ Ryan and his posse keep … Continue reading

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Only TWO Days Left!

Hello Fellow Entrepreneurial Parents, Have you got yours yet? Did you download the 6 FREE pre-made mind movies I sent you the link for yet? http://www.MindMovies.com/vid3/?10020 They will be re-launching their website on Wednesday, so if you still want to … Continue reading

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Okay, I confess…

This wasn’t one of my greatest moments. BUT…. It did have a very happy ending… However it took me 23 years to reach it! Please DON’T wait 23 YEARS like I did to reach your own goals. Now, I’m so … Continue reading

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What Are You Looking Through? A Microscope or Telescope?

Microscopic or Telescopic? What kind of person are you? Do you look at your life through a Microscope, nit-picking every little action or choice you make? Or do you look at your life through a Telescope, looking out into the … Continue reading

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You’ve gotta see this…

Remember when you were a kid, and you thought you could be anything when you grew up?Maybe you even spent hours pretending, spinning out elaborate scenarios for your “grown up life”. But then, sadly, your mind was “poisoned” by the … Continue reading

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Have A Little Patience…

Okay, be honest. How many times have you found yourself frustrated because you want your dreams to come true but you want it NOW! You don’t want to wait! You’re sick of waiting, your sick of your dreams taking so … Continue reading

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UNDER Promise – OVER Deliver!!!

Have you ever made a promise that you couldn’t keep? How disappointed did you feel for breaking your promise? How badly did the person who you made your promise to feel? You are not alone here, I have found myself … Continue reading

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End Of An Experiment

“I was chuckling yesterday – it’s so nice when your kids come to a conclusion all on their own, a conclusion you have been waiting for them to reach. “The back-story to this one is this. A couple of years … Continue reading

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Feel the FEAR and DO it ANYWAY!

There are NO mistakes in life! It’s true! We are raised to believe that we will make horrible mistakes and that our mistakes will haunt us for all eternity. This is simply NOT true! There are No mistakes in life, … Continue reading

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What Do YOU Want?

“I bargained with Life for a penny, And Life would pay no more, However I begged at evening When I counted my scanty store. “For Life is a just employer, He gives you what you ask, But once you have … Continue reading

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So What About The Little Guy?

My question to you is: Do you want to be a “Little Guy” or do you want to be a “Big Guy”? I know what I want… I want to be HUMONGOUS!!! Don’t accept only what you can easily have, … Continue reading

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Real Life Example of the Law of Attraction

This weekend a 24 year old dream of mine finally came true! 24 years ago, my best friend in the world disappeared one day from school and never returned. It was a tragedy for me. I can still clearly remember … Continue reading

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Meet Some Teen Millionaires!

Cameron Johnson and Ashley Quall are incredible examples of what your own children can accomplish with the right guidance and perseverance. If you would like to encourage your own teenager to become a success but don’t quite know how to … Continue reading

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45% Commission Paid To YOU!!!

Hello Fellow Parent Entrepreneurs, I’ve got Incredibly EXCITING news!!! I’ve put together an affiliate program with a 45% commission on every sale made to be paid out to YOU! Whenever you refer a friend to my www.TeachingChildrenAboutMoney.com website and they … Continue reading

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Let Them Steal Your Kid’s Wallet…

But NEVER Let Them Steal your Attitude! Last Friday, on our last day of our family vacation to PEI and New Brunswick, Canada, our credit and debit cards were stolen. Not the most desired way to end a family vacation. … Continue reading

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Admit Your Defeat!

How often have you tried to accomplish something only to fail and then hide your failure? I know I have. Be honest with yourself. It doesn’t feel good to admit defeat but to bottle up your mistakes inside and to … Continue reading

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Be Realistic! It’s Your Choice!

I often hear, “Be Realistic!” whenever someone finds I’m being too happy. What I say to them, with a smile, of course, is, “We both are!” Realism, is only in which way you choose to see something. It’s raining today….. … Continue reading

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Amanda’s Personal Mind Movie!

Hello Fellow Life Enthusiasts! I’ve been asked again and again to give an example of what a mind movie looks like. Better yet, I’m going to show you my very own mind movie! Enjoy… So now that you see what … Continue reading

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Words are Magic!

Juliet: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2) A familiar quote by Shakespeare. If we had never known what a rose was but … Continue reading

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True Gratitude Will Be Your Success!

Welcome Fellow Parents, My name is Amanda van der Gulik and I am the founder of the Teaching Children About Money website. Today I would like to talk to you about Gratitude. How can you ever be truly successful if … Continue reading

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Why Business For Kids?

Dear Fellow Parents, Today I am honoured with sharing with you a special blog post written by my good friend, Jenny Ford. She is the owner of Cash-Smart-Kids and has three young entrepreneurial girls of her own, all with their … Continue reading

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L.M. Montgomery teaches us about the Law of Attraction!

Dear Parents, I am presently in Prince Edward Island on a wonderful two week vacation with my 6 and 4 year old and my ever supportive husband. We are having an amazing time! My husband and I went last night … Continue reading

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The Best Way to Learn is to TEACH!

I’ve had a lot of parents tell me, “I’m not very good financially, how can I teach my child to be smart with their money if I’m not very smart with mine?” This is a GREAT question! Have you ever … Continue reading

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"Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees!"

Does this saying sound familiar to you? I bet you are probably one of many who heard this often growing up, right? If not, you were lucky. Let’s turn a new leaf and start raising our own children a little … Continue reading

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The Insider’s Secret’s to Raising a Future Millionaire

Hello Parents of Future Millionaires! I am so excited! My ebook, “The Insider’s Secrets to Raising a Future Millionaire” has been a huge hit! It is so heartening to know that the information, tools and resources that I have put … Continue reading

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9 Year Old Girl Takes Her Cake Decorating Passion And Turns It Into a Kidpreneur Business!

abc13.com: Girl, 9, is talented cake decorator and has the beginnings of a business 6/06/08: “THE WOODLANDS, TX (KTRK) — A pint-sized baker in The Woodlands is already starting to make a name for herself, decorating cakes for family and … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Realistic!

How often have you heard people say, “Be Realistic,” right after you have told them all about one of your dreams? These lovely people are called, “dream stealers” and although they may think that they are being helpful to you … Continue reading

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Why Should We Teach Children About Money?

Dear fellow Concerned Parent, I am constantly asked why is it so important to teach our kids about money? Shouldn’t we just let our kids be ‘kids‘ and let them worry about money after they grow up? These are very … Continue reading

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Cash-Smart Kids – Teaching Kids About Money and Business

Hello Parents, I’ve just come across an amazing site. These parents have three young girls and all three of them started their own businesses in elementary school!!! Not bad, eh? Here’s a small excerpt from their site, click the link … Continue reading

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The Money Mammals – Teach Children About Money Through Music!

I have come across a great site with incredible tools for teaching children about money. They are called The Money Mammals. Here’s what kids are saying about money. And here’s an example of how The Money Mammals can help teach … Continue reading

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Nine Ways to Teach Kids That Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees

“(Especially Right Now!) With inflation on the rise (gas prices, grocery bills, health insurance premiums, etc.) and many companies being more conservative, more American families are feeling squeezed. So if you’re feeling guilty because you can’t buy your child that … Continue reading

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How Can You Avoid Spoiling Your Kids?

Is your kid a spoiled brat? “Instead of an iPod nano, give your kids the tools they need to be financially independent adults. October 6, 2005: 11:33 AM EDT By Jessica Seid, CNN/Money staff writer NEW YORK (CNN/Money) – Last … Continue reading

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Kids Business Ideas – Highly Recommended eBook

Hello Parents, I have just come across an amazing resource guide with 83 Ways for Your Child to Start Earning Money Right Away! Similar to my own “50 Money Making Ideas for Kids” ebook, this “Kids Business Ideas – Money … Continue reading

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TEACH YOUR KIDS ABOUT MONEY

Can You Indulge Your Kids and Still Teach Them to be Responsible About Money? by Jean Chatzky – from Oprah.com “Whether you’ve got a toddler or a teen, teaching kids how to spend and save money is one of the … Continue reading

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Launch of My Kids and Money eBook!!!

Hello Parents and Friends, I am very excited and pleased to let you know our “Insider’s Secrets to Raising a Future Millionaire” eBook is finished. It has taken a lot of effort and time (I was still working on it … Continue reading

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How Does An Entrepreneur Respond To An Opportunity

“Example Of How An Entrepreneur Responds To An Opportunity An interesting way to understand an entrepreneur is to examine how they approach things. We have taken a case of a social entrepreneur to examine how an entrepreneur thinks and acts … Continue reading

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Young Investor Teaching Money Resources

Young Investor: “SHARING YOUR MONEY WITH OTHERS You already know three things that you can do with your money – spend it, save it or invest it. But you also have another choice: You can give it to groups that … Continue reading

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Teaching Your Kids The Importance Of Saving

“Teaching Your Kids The Importance Of Saving It is my opinion that, as parents, we have an obligation to teach our kids about saving and financial matters in general. I believe that teaching our kids about saving and financial matters … Continue reading

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Why Should We Teach Our Kids About Money?

“Why should we teach our kids about money? Some people say, “Timmy’s so young. I want him to enjoy being happy and innocent. Money is a worry for grown-ups, not kids.” I say, “We’re raising a whole generation with ‘sucker’ … Continue reading

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Wrigley’s Gum Success & the Law of Attraction?

So what do Wrigley’s chewing gum and the Law of Attraction from “The Secret” have in common? William Wrigley Jr.! Yup that’s right. The Wrigley company is the largest gum company in the world and it’s founder, William Wrigley, Jr., … Continue reading

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Talking to your kids about money

Talking to your kids about money – Retirement Gordon Powers – Sympatico / MSN Finance: “Talking to your kids about money education starts at home – and a child’s financial education should start with someone that cares for them the … Continue reading

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baithak: Child psychology – by Melanie Barwick, Ph.D., C.Psych.

baithak: Child psychology – by Melanie Barwick, Ph.D., C.Psych.: “When you think of your kids and money, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Okay, yes, they are expensive. What’s the second thing? Perhaps your mind turns to allowance … Continue reading

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Introducing, Leanna, 13 Year Old Kid Entrepreneur:

I am incredibly excited to share with you a real kid entrepreneur. Her name is Leanna and she has a website where she sells her great-grandmother’s natural haircare. When Leanna was 3 years old her mother decided to use a … Continue reading

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Create Your Own Mind Movie!

Good afternoon, I am incredibly excited to share this amazing new tool for making all your dreams come true. Have you heard about the law of attraction? Simply stated the law of attraction means that for every thought you send … Continue reading

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So What About Allowances?

Hello Friends, I have been asked again and again about allowances. The questions are numerous but the main ones are: “Should I give my child an allowance?” “How much should I give my child as an allowance?” “When should I … Continue reading

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ABC News: Teach Your Child How to Handle Money

Why Parents Don’t Talk to Their Kids About Money I just found this article on ABC news and wanted to share it with all of you. I think it really hits home with a lot of us parents and really … Continue reading

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Kids and Money

Welcome and thank-you for taking the time to visit my blog. Teaching Kids about Money has been my passion now for a few years. When Children understand how to use their money then they will be able to become financially … Continue reading

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