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 …

Family Economy System

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 …

A family store

Now that you’ve read through your Workstars Family Economy System, established a family store, and chosen chores using the Workstars Chart you are ready to present the system to your family. If you are married or in a relationship, it is extremely important to discuss the system together before presenting to your children. The system will not work unless both partners are fully on-board. There are a few preparations you Read More …