Chores and kids don’t always mix. Whether it’s the two-year-old that loves to dump out ALL the toys or the tween who whines worse than a 3-year-old you may find yourself struggling to get kids to lend a hand. What’s a parent to do? We called in some help. We interviewed Gregg Murset, father of six and […]
“Can I have that, pllllleeeeeasssse?” As a parent, how often have we heard that familiar phrase? If you don’t have kids, I’m sure you remember a time you berated your parents for a prized possession. At times we may give in, and other times we brace for the tantrum that is sure to follow the […]
Chores and allowance didn’t always go together in our house, but we’ve recently made the switch to start tying together the chores the kids need to do and the allowance they want. Getting kids to do chores around the house can be challenging to say the least, so motivating them with their allowance is a […]
Allowances are a hot topic in the world of personal finance, and for good reason. While we’ve had this debate before it’s one that many parents are new to year after year (which is why it’s a popular post). It’s not just a topic you think about once and forget though. I find that our […]
My kids have been saving money for months. A portion of their allowance goes to long-term savings, a portion goes to giving, and a bunch goes to saving for our upcoming vacation. We do the accounting online, so they rarely touch a dollar bill. For our kids this works, since otherwise the cash ends up […]
Kids cleaning up? Sounds like a tall order, but you can teach your kids to clean up after themselves and pitch in around the house, and it’s easier than you think no matter what age they are. With 4 kids in the house we have a ton of stuff, and it’s not always easy to […]
“Can I have that, please???â€
As a parent, how often have we heard that familiar phrase? If you don’t have kids, I’m sure you remember a time you berated your parents for a prized possession. What’s a parent to do? Give them an allowance, of course!