Yearly Archives: 2011

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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Money games for kids – It’s My Life – Money

“It’s My Life – Money” is an absolutely wonderful online money place for young tweens to visit. It has money topics, games, quizzes, videos with video discussion guides and celebs, reviews (and more), plus blog (real stuff for tweens). This … Continue reading

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November is Family Stories Month

Family stories are tales about people, places and events related to members of our immediate family or their ancestors. These memorable stories take on special importance because they are true, even if everyone tells different versions of the same event. … Continue reading

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How Kids Make Money Is Like Rocket Science

How kids make money is a lot like rocket science. What do I mean by that? Let me explain. First, let’s define “rocket science.” Rocket means “to move rapidly and directly.” Science means “knowledge, especially acquired through experience.” How kids … 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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Money games for kids – Stock Market Game

Here is another free resource I found on the internet that can help you with the financial education of your kids. This time it is about Stocks, which could be a great way to start out, just make sure you … Continue reading

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What Is Kids Money Managing?

What is kids money managing? When do kids first become aware of money? What do kids know about money? Kids money managing comes from you. Kids watch their parents all the time. After all, we are their role models. They … Continue reading

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October – Financial Planning Month

October is Financial Planning Month. Personal financial planning isn’t rocket science. It is merely a process of trying to anticipate problems and planning how to take the fullest advantage of opportunities. Many of our parents and grandparents successfully achieved their … Continue reading

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Money games for kids – Kids and Money

Here is a free online resource I found from our home-country, New Zealand. It is a great site and has a lot more to offer than just what I describe below. They have some great informational videos and information about … Continue reading

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Have You Forgotten To Schedule Your Kids Money Lessons?

Parents are very busy these days scheduling all kinds of lessons for their kids. There are piano lessons, ballet lessons, karate lessons, tennis lessons, but what about kids money lessons? Kids money lessons are just as important as all those … Continue reading

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Money games for kids – Savings Quest

“Savings Quest” is a delightful, interactive online money game. I played it myself (can’t wait to show my two kids!). Not only did I have a good time, but I also learned a lot. A charming woman’s voice greets you … Continue reading

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Teach Kids Finance Lessons

Teach kids finance lessons. Why is this important to do? How can we as parents teach our kids finance lessons? There’s an old proverb that says “when you don’t know where to begin, start at the beginning.” Let’s first begin … Continue reading

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September – National Child Awareness Month

September is National Child Awareness Month. U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) announced that the United States Senate unanimously passed Senate Resolution 598, designating September as “National Child Awareness Month.” “The month of September is expressly marked to promote awareness of … Continue reading

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Money games for kids – Kids’ Finance

Here is another fun resource I found for you and your kids. It is geared towards the American financial history and the American monetary system. Still, even if you are not from the US, this is very interesting stuff. “Kids’ … Continue reading

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What’s A Good Kids Money Website?

What’s a good kids money website? That’s a very good question. ;o) You don’t want to spend your time reviewing a kids money website until you understand what a good one is. A good one will teach your kids how … Continue reading

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Money games for kids – Bank Jr

There is almost no end to the wonderful fun resources and games for kids to help with their financial education. Here is another fantastic one. “Bank Jr.” is the most fantastic, imaginative, coolest online money game I have ever seen! … Continue reading

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August – What Will Your Legacy Be Month

August is “What Will Your Legacy Be” Month. What does “legacy” mean? This is “what someone or something is remembered for, or what they have left behind that is remembered and revered.” During What Will Your Legacy Be Month, time … 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 – Kids Playing Business

How have you enjoyed the posts about the fun resources and games for kids so far? I have certainly enjoyed researching all the resources and I still have a few up my sleeve. Enjoy this one and I hope you … Continue reading

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Can Kids Earn Money?

Can kids earn money? Yes, they definitely can. ;o) What is money? Money is part paper and part coins. It is exchanged to pay for products or services offered. It’s wonderful to have lots and lots of money. ;o) Money … Continue reading

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Money games for kids – Planet Orange

Hello again! ;o) This is already the tenth post about fun resources and games for kids to help with their financial education. This one is sort of special, as some of you may know, my heritage is Dutch and orange … Continue reading

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National Financial Freedom Week – July 1 thru 7

July is Freedom Month. July 1 thru 7 is National Financial Freedom Week. We all want our kids to take the financial path to success. One of our primary purposes in life is to nurture and guide our kids to … Continue reading

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There Are Lots of Money Making Ideas For Kids

There are lots of money making ideas for kids.  No matter what age your kids are, they can earn their own money. Not real young kids, of course. Enjoy your precious children until at least the age of 6. After … Continue reading

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Money games for kids – Treasury Direct Kids

Can you believe that this is already the ninth post about fun resources and games for kids to help with their financial education? There is still more from where that came from. The next one is only a fortnight away. … Continue reading

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What Is Your Kids Financial Intelligence Quotient?

What is your kids financial intelligence quotient? Now, now, take a deep breath! ;o) All I’m asking is what is your kids financial IQ? It’s important for us, as parents, to know what our kids financial IQ is because without … Continue reading

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June is Entrepreneurs “Do It Yourself” Marketing Month

June is Entrepreneurs “Do It Yourself” Marketing Month. I believe in entrepreneurial skills and creative thinking when it comes to kids and money. I believe in fostering financial independence by helping and guiding kids to find kid-friendly, creative ways to … Continue reading

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Money games for kids – Little Money Bags

Yet another post about fun resources and games for kids to help with their financial education. Keep an eye out for the next one! Enjoy! Congrats to the father that designed the Little Money Bags online money game. He even … 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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Money games for kids – The h.i.p. Pocket Change

Here is the seventh post about fun resources and games for kids to help with their financial education. Keep an eye out for the next one! Enjoy! Surprise! The United States Mint, through a special grant, created the H.I.P. Pocket … 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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Kids and Money Challenge Our Desire to be Good Parents!

The concept of kids and money can be a challenging one. My friend, Martyne, had her son late in life. She was 41when Stephen was born. She had waited a long time to become a mother. She only wanted a … 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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