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Articles related to family finances and productivity.

Brexit: What Does it Mean For Me and My Money?

Brexit: What Does it Mean For Me and My Money?

While the reaction in the markets to the Brexit vote has been mixed with the pound falling but business confidence apparently holding up well, what is less clear is what effect leaving the European Union will have on the average Briton.

How Much is a Stay-at-Home Spouse Worth?

How Much is a Stay-at-Home Spouse Worth?

Stay-at-home spouses get a bad rap.

One of the funniest things I hear is “do you work or are you a stay-at-home wife/husband?”

Seriously? “Do you work?”…because stay-at-home spouses don’t work.
They have it so easy. They get to watch any number of kids all day, and end up with the wonderful responsibility of making sure every square inch of the house is tidy all day, everyday. Because that’s reasonable, right?

My wife is a stay-at-home mom, and I can tell you right now: she works. Harder than I do most days, and I have a “real job.” So let’s see just how valuable stay-at-home spouses are.

7 Crucial Money Lessons Every Parent Must Teach Their Child

7 Crucial Money Lessons Every Parent Must Teach Their Child

Money regrets – we all have some. We’ve all made financial decisions we would ‘undo’ given half a chance. It might be the under-performing property we wished we’d passed on or that great property we wish we had really chased.

Given how important financial skills are to navigating life, and the fact that schools don’t teach children about money, as a parent here’s a few important financial lessons you can teach your child as he or she grows up:

5 Smart Financial Moves for New Parents

5 Smart Financial Moves for New Parents

The addition of another family member brings new personal and financial realities into focus and as you embark on this life-long journey, having your finances well managed and your financial investment well planned will be assurance for the present and a foundation of confidence for the future…

How to Increase Your Entire Family’s Productivity

How to Increase Your Entire Family’s Productivity

Have you ever read an article on productivity and thought it would be great for someone without a family, but with a family, you couldn’t really implement most of it?

I’ve been married for almost 9 years. My wife and I have 4 kids. I’ve been there before.

I’m always looking for ways to increase my productivity, but I admit, it’s not very motivating to read an article about having a 3 hour long morning routine.

Don’t get me wrong, that sounds awesome! And I would love to that, but unfortunately, I work, spend time with my family, exercise and, oh yeah…sleep (when I’m free to do so).

I don’t have 3 hours for a morning routine and as much as I would like to, it’s just not going to happen right now.

That doesn’t mean we can’t be productive. I’m very productive and so is my family.

I have found some things that work. It’s possible to be productive, even with a big family.

Let me share what has worked for me…

Why You Should Never Co-Sign (And 6 Things to Do Instead)

Why You Should Never Co-Sign (And 6 Things to Do Instead)

Type “Why Co-Signing” into Google and you will quickly see the suggested searches start with things like:

“Why co-signing is bad”

and

“Why co-signing is a bad idea”

Have you ever co-signed for someone before?

​Or have you ever had someone co-sign for you?

Let’s see why it’s so bad and what you can do instead of co-signing for a friend or family member…

What a Man From Nazareth Taught Me About Money

What a Man From Nazareth Taught Me About Money

​So I met a man from Nazareth, Israel.

Not the man you are thinking of, though I know Him too.

I literally met a man in Denver, Colorado who was born and raised in Nazareth for the first 28 years of his life.

That’s pretty awesome!

Then I figured out that he and his entire family are Christians.

If you know anything about the current state of affairs in Nazareth, you know it’s not easy to be a Christian over there.

This man was surely unique and a he taught me a few things about life and money…

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