• Best Money Books to Save Money

    9 Money Books That Will Change Your Life

    The Best Finance Books About ten years ago I randomly stumbled across a few money books at the public library.  I have always enjoyed self help books, so decided to bring one home with me.  I walked out of the library holding the Total Money Makeover  by Dave Ramsey. This book changed my life. I have always been somewhat frugal….but I didn’t ever have control of my money. I used shopping as a hobby, I didn’t have a budget, I spent what we earned without a second thought, and I had no clear plans for a successful financial future. After reading the Total Money Makeover my mindset completely shifted.  I…

  • Money Lessons for Kids: The night we taught our kids the TRUTH about money

    I have been wanting to give our kids a really good object lesson about how to handle money.  We talk about this topic constantly, and we give them chores and an allowance to help them learn how to save and spend wisely, but I just kept wanting to find something that would make a big impact on them and the real adult world. I began brainstorming ideas and came up with a game plan that ended up having a greater impact than I ever could have imagined. We told the kids that we were having a family meeting and that they all needed to come join us.  We excitedly announced to…

  • Teaching Kids Smart Money Habits

    “We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.” Teaching my kids wise money habits is so important to me as a parent.  If they can learn how to handle money, budget, to save and spend wisely while they are young they will be so much more successful as adults.  I would rather them make money mistakes with $5 rather than make the mistakes with $5,000. We have used a few object lessons to help get the point across,…