Yearly Archives: 2008

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?

CatastropheWaitress 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 … 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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