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Back to School Tips to Manage Your Crazy Mornings

Next week my kids head back to school. YES and DOUBLE YES! They will hate that I’m saying that but after two long summer months it’s time to get back to the school thing. And to celebrate that, I’m going to remind my kids (and all of you who ar...
by Luke1428 on Aug 3, 2016

5 Common Money Mistakes You Can Avoid

By Linda Davis Taylor, Author of The Business of Family: How to Stay Rich for Generations Money is made and lost in business every day. Nobody blushes during frank company budget talks. That’s not always the case when men and women return home...
by Debt Free Living Guru on Sep 3, 2015

How to Best Invest 1,000 Dollars at Age 18

I recently had a conversation with a former student of mine who is looking to invest in the stock market. He’s in college now and has some money sitting around that he doesn’t need for school. He wanted to know if it was realistic or not at this...
by Luke1428 on Aug 31, 2015

Why Parents Should Never Give Kids Money for A’s at School

Parents (and now some schools) have used money as a tool to motivate their kids to do well in school. During my years as teacher and principal of a private Christian school, I knew about it happening at all levels, from kindergarten through high scho...
by Luke1428 on Aug 24, 2015

Why I’ll Cherish Every Moment of the Next Four Years

It’s a Milestone Monday of sorts at our household. Today at 7:45 I’ll be dropping off our four kids for their first day of school. That may seem ordinary but it’s not the start of just another school year for us. This year is a bit more special...
by Luke1428 on Aug 17, 2015

4 ways to keep your kids from mooching off you forever

As parents (or grandparents), we spend a lot of time teaching kids good manners, how to be safe, and how to act appropriately in public. But often we neglect one of the most important lessons – preparing them to be … Continue reading →...
by Living Rich on Less on Aug 8, 2015

How to Protect Your Child From Identity Theft

Most adults realize the dangers of identity theft and take reasonable steps to protect themselves. However, did you know that child identity theft is a growing problem? In fact, The Center for Identity at the University of Texas at Austin estimates t...
by Luke1428 on Jul 13, 2015

How to Manage Your Side Hustle and Family Life So You Don’t Go Insane

There may come a time in your life where you want to or need to create a side hustle to earn extra income. A side hustle can be many things depending on your skills and the depth of your need. Regardless what you choose it will be something you do on...
by Luke1428 on Jul 1, 2015

Frugal Baby Tips: Buy Used For Baby

Two Kids And A Budget was created so that parents could find a balance between raising a family and their money. Buy used for baby when you can will save your family’s budget time and time again.  Knowing when to buy used and when to buy new i...
by Two Kids And A Budget on Jun 10, 2015

The 10 Best Summer Jobs for Teens and College Students

Memorial Day marks the official beginning of summer. For teens and college students that means one of three things. Either you are: a) continuing school by choice (to get ahead) or out of necessity (because you failed)… b) looking for a summer job...
by Luke1428 on May 27, 2015

How to Teach Kids to Save Money In 1 Simple Step

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #iamprotective #CollectiveBias When you have your first child, no one hands you a handbook on how to teach kids to save money.  They also don...
by Living A Frugal Life on May 11, 2015

Seven Frugal Baby Tips

Two Kids And A Budget was created so that parents could find a balance between raising a family and their money. It’s spring and babies seem to be everywhere. If you’re not expecting then it’s quite possible you know someone who is.  If you ar...
by Two Kids And A Budget on Apr 24, 2015

Secret Advice For Teenagers Who Love to Spend Money

You know who you are…teenager who loves to spend money like it’s going out of style. You spend money faster than it takes a snapchat to disappear. Money comes into your hand one minute and it flows out like water the next. And you like it that wa...
by Luke1428 on Apr 20, 2015

Save With These Frugal Kid’s Birthday Party Tips

Two Kids And A Budget was created so that parents could find a balance between raising a family and their money. Today I’m baking cake and making other preparations for AJ’s 3rd birthday.  While the cake is in the oven I thought now woul...
by Two Kids And A Budget on Apr 13, 2015

Dodging Sex and Money Conversations With a 6-Yr. Old

The chore of walking our dog is a daily ritual. As I lasso him up for another stroll my six-year old son asks to join us. Sensing this would be a great bonding experience I say, “Sure buddy, come on” and we head off into the subdivision. The firs...
by Luke1428 on Mar 2, 2015

Top 7 Ways to Raise a Money Smart Kid

Being a father of four I appreciate the value of raising money smart kids. Please welcome today Ruby Andrew as she shares with us some important steps parents should be taking with their children. Financial values and good spending habits are one of...
by Luke1428 on Jan 22, 2015

The Biggest Home Security Issue Everyone Is Missing

When it comes to home security issues we typically think of analyzing and paying for the basics: quality dead bolt locks, an alarm monitoring system, and multiple smoke detectors. Maybe we also purchase a dog for the heightened sense of awareness the...
by Luke1428 on Dec 8, 2014

Why My Kids Love That We Are Not Buying Christmas Presents This Year

I love Christmas! Giving and receiving gifts is one of the highlights of our family’s year. In my mind nothing beats it for family togetherness and sharing expressions of love. As a parent though, I’m often hit with a January hangover. My headach...
by Luke1428 on Dec 3, 2014

My 6-Yr. Old Has Earned 100 Dollars and We Are Opening a Savings Account

This past Saturday my 6-yr. old son and I made a trip to our local bank. This trip wasn’t for me though. He was there to open his very first savings account. His first deposit was for $103, a very cool amount of money for a six year old to already...
by Luke1428 on Oct 30, 2014

My 6-Yr. Old Has Earned 100 Dollars and Opened a Savings Account

This past Saturday my 6-yr. old son and I made a trip to our local bank. This trip wasn’t for me though. He was there to open his very first savings account. His first deposit was for $103, a very cool amount of money for a six year old to already...
by Luke1428 on Oct 30, 2014


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