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I was thinking about something this morning…
We are the only ones who will teach our kids about finances.
They may go through one or two basic classes in school, likely taught by someone who has no idea what they’re doing, but that’s about all you can expect.
It’s sad that the majority of the population is financially illiterate, but it’s the truth.
It’s up to us as parents to teach our children about money.
I’m actually working on a finance course and workbook for kids right now.
I’ll let you know as soon as that is available, but until then, turn to sources like the first article below.
Search the internet for ways to teach your kids about money as soon as possible.
Show Kids What The S&P 500 Looks Like [Family Finance Favs]
This is awesome. As much as I talk about index funds, I love seeing them explained and seeing a visualization of the index. Teach yourself about the S&P 500 and then teach your kids!
10 Speeches That Will Leave You in Awe [Personal Growth]
These are awesome. I've always loved the first speech : This is Water. There's also an awesome speech by Steve Jobs, among many other amazing speeches. When you have the time, check these out.
A List Of 30 Day Challenges You Can Start Today [James Altucher]
Challenges are always fun, and this is no exception. These are mostly unique challenges you wouldn't see anywhere else that will grow you as a person, like "return an email to someone from 10 years ago that you’ve never returned, for 30 days in a row" and "do stand up comedy once a week for a month."
Why Now Is the Time to Buy a Used Car [Two Cents (Lifehacker)]
If you’re looking for an awesome deal on a car, buying used is generally the way to go. A gently used vehicle that’s only a few years old will have already taken a depreciation hit, but it should still be in decent condition. And thanks to a flood of off-lease vehicles, now is a great time to get an even better deal on used (and new) cars.
Walmart Begins Testing Associate Delivery Service [blog.walmart.com]
This is pretty cool. Walmart is starting to test an idea where their associates can take deliveries to customers on their way home. The associate earns some extra money and the customer gets free delivery.
Eighteen Summers: It’s All We Get [Simple as That]
For soon you'll be gone. You'll be all on your own, and we'll have used up all eighteen of our summers. We'll have nothing left but the memories.