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The 5 Things You Need To Do Right Now To Make Sure You’re Valuing Yourself And Role Modelling To Your Child For Their Future Happiness

Your Happiness Is Valuable – Are You Making The Most Of That? You are aware that we only have so much time in this gift called Life right? Are you wasting your time not being happy, only worrying about making … Continue reading

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Meet The Mintz Family – Raising Amazing Role Models!

We all need a little inspiration now and then to help keep us on track to achieving our own goals in life. As parents, it can sometimes be overwhelming, to say the least. But knowing that there are other normal, … 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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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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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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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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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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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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A Great Lesson

A few months ago we, as a family, created a book about the loss of our dog. “Remembering Candy” has been on Amazon for a few months now and it is doing great. We have also recently published our book … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays everyone A friend of ours created this cool video for us and I thought I would share it with you. Have a great Holiday season! Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!   Thank you Paul Knaap … 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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SALE: HALF OFF Lowest Price Ever Offered – 4 Days ONLY!

From Midnight tonight until midnight on the 27th of October.           Click here to take advantage of our Half Off 4-day Only Sale. Our Home-Study course has been very popular and we have been selling it … 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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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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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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