The Workstars Chart

Now that you have presented the Workstars Chart to your family, it’s time to implement the program. The first thing your kids are working toward is “Rockstar Status”.? It’s important to explain to them that they will have NO PRIVILEGES until they have reached Rockstar Status.? This means no 1) electronics, 2) television, 3) playing with friends, etc. until they have completed the chores above Rockstar Status. We’ve tried several Read More …

Financial Freedom

Seven Steps to Financial Freedom. This blog isn’t only for kids. We like to discuss a variety of financial topics for everyone in the family. As a practicing CPA for over 10 years, I am asked questions related to personal finances often. When it comes to adults, I always recommend one program – the Dave Ramsey method. I am so passionate about his teachings that whenever the name Dave Ramsey Read More …

Credict Cards

Never have a tantrum in the store again with this one simple tip. So you’ve all been there before…you’ve got your child in the cart at the store, you walk past a toy or treat that they want. Kid: “Mommy, Mommy, can I have that Barbie?” You: “No, not today honey” Kid: “But I really want it Mommy” You: “Yes I know, but we’re not getting you a Barbie today” Read More …

Financial Tips

If you are approaching 16 years old and reading this with your parents, I’m sorry…I’m truly sorry. But by the end of this post, I hope you will agree with me that having your parents give you a car for your 16th birthday is NOT in your best interest. Fat chance?!…Well let’s discuss. From a young age, it’s important to explain to your children that you will not be giving Read More …

The living room

A few years ago when we were first developing our Family Economy System I was asking my sister what methods had worked best for her? She is a Mother to seven children and I know that there is always strength in asking those around you what has worked for them. One thing I know for certain is that you need to have a system that is flexible enough to adapt Read More …

Tips For Improving Your Finances In Today’s Economy

By: wendya If you find yourself in a mountain of debt, it can be hard to figure out how to pay all of the bills that you owe. Sometimes, it is necessary to swallow your pride and ask for help in these situations. Read this article for more tips on personal finances. Most products come with either 90-day or one-year limited warranties, and if a failure is likely to occur, Read More …