Category Archives for "Parenting"

5 Practical Ways to Teach Your Kids About Money

practical ways to teach your kids about money

Teaching your kids about money is a challenge and often an overlooked part of the training they desperately need! Children, toddlers especially, aren’t ashamed of their selfishness. They’re completely inwardly focused, only concerned about themselves. That’s why a room full of 2-year olds is full of “me, my, mine!” and why sharing has to be […]

Ask Chuck: Should Children or Parents Take On Student Debt?

ask chuck who should take on student debt

Dear Chuck, We have a son graduating high school this year and are trying to make plans for his college years. While he’s done an excellent job applying for and receiving scholarships, taking AP classes, and CLEP exams, we will still have to take out student loans. My question is who should take out the […]

4 Ways to Cultivate a Grateful Attitude in Your Kids During Christmas

One of the earliest battles parents with young children have is the battle of ownership. The cries of “me, my, mine” may be carrying through your house on a daily basis now, especially as the Christmas season draws near. If not, step into a room of toddlers and it won’t take long before you hear […]

3 Steps When You and Your Spouse Don’t Agree on Christmas Spending

What to do when you and your spouse don't agree on christmas spending

Around this time last year, I remember receiving several questions from spouses about their “holiday budgets”. One woman in particular explained that her husband was more of an “Ebenezer Scrooge” when it came to Christmas spending, while she loved the experience of shopping for others and giving big gifts. I would have to imagine that […]

Ask Chuck: Should I Have an Education Savings Account?

Ask Chuck: Should I Have an Education Savings Account?

Dear Chuck, I have 2 daughters that are only 2 years apart that are still in elementary school, but I’m concerned about the cost of college. When is the best time to start saving, and can you explain education savings accounts? I am thinking this is the way I want to help them get their […]

4 Education Trends You Need to Know About

Life is so simplistic in our youth. Of course, we don’t realize it at the time. It is methodically organized by semesters and terms with an easy-to-follow routine from dawn to dusk. We are given pre-planned coursework and told if we follow the plan, it will result in a degree (high school and college). This […]

4 Ways to Launch Your Child’s Future

“Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future.” You’ve probably heard this at some point in your life. I believe it to be true, and have seen it play out in my own life and personal experiences. But today’s “friendships” are more complicated than mine were growing up. Many friendships are formed online, […]

What Kids Don’t Learn in School

What Kids Don't Learn in School

It’s that time of year! Some parents rejoice as others reluctantly send their children back to school. Whatever camp you land in, we are trusting that our students are getting a well-rounded education. As students are hopefully learning the fundamentals of reading, writing, and arithmetic, one subject is woefully ignored by most schools – personal […]

Ask Chuck: Don’t Break the Bank on Back to School

Ask Chuck: Don't Break the Bank on Back to School

Dear Chuck, This year I’ll have three children in school, and I’m dreading the cost of uniforms and school supplies. They’re all at an age where they notice the things their friends have and feel embarrassed if their belongings aren’t quite as nice. I want to teach them about good stewardship, but I also want […]