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Wednesday

7 Tips to Help Your Kids Learn About Money

As kids head back to school, one thing they won’t learn in the classroom is how money really works and what they have to do to be successful with it.

How can parents help teach their children important money lessons that will help them for the rest of their lives?

Sharon Lechter is one of the world’s premier experts for financial literacy and entrepreneurial success. She is author of Think & Grow Rich for Women,’ coauthor of the classic book ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad,’ and her newest release, ‘Success & Something Greater,’ features never released material from Napoleon Hill.



Sharon’s tip to helps kids be more successful with money:

1. Solve a problem or serve a need:
At its core, the easiest way to earn money is to solve a problem.
All successful businesses, no matter how big or small, solve a problem or serve a need.

Help your kids look around the house, the neighborhood and anywhere else they spend time. Where can they lend a hand in exchange for money? It can be anything like mowing lawns, walking dogs, cleaning pools, washing cars and so on.

It’s not about the amount of money they make, but the key is to start to get them thinking like an entrepreneur from an early age.

Additionally, teach them that they don’t have to be the one delivering the solution. If they create a babysitting network or dog walking crew, their earning power will increase dramatically because they won’t be limited to how much time they can spend themselves. This takes more due diligence and responsibility, but it is a lesson that will serve them for a lifetime.

2. Teach your kids the importance of mindset:
Like most things in life, making money comes down to how you think about it. If you believe you are worthy of riches, you have a better chance of acquiring wealth.

Similarly, if you grow up not expecting much out of life or to just be getting by, that’s more than likely going to be the outcome.

Inspire your kids to think big and to reach beyond their wildest dreams. Remember, thoughts become things. As a parent or concerned adult, you have the ability to plant seeds of empowerment and self-reliance.

Be mindful of your own beliefs around money and what you may be passing down to your children.


3. Talk to your kids about money language:
Many kids these days grow up hearing negative messaging about money. Phrases like “we can’t afford it” and “money doesn’t grow on trees” creates scarcity programming.

Teach your kids that money is not a scarce resource and they have just as much opportunity to become financially successful as anyone else.

Be mindful of your own language when you have money discussion and encourage your kids to start asking the question, “How can I afford it?” Or, “How can I earn money?”

Teach your kids to see money as a positive force and an avenue to create abundance not just in their life, but in the lives of others.


4. Teach them about money early on:
Sadly, learning how money really works isn’t taught in school. Sure, your kids might learn how to write a check or balance a checkbook, but that’s not going to make any child wealthy or successful.

Teach your children how money works in the real world, how to grow and invest their money, how to budget their money properly and how to avoid wasteful spending. Keep conversations age appropriate and interesting to keep your child’s attention.

Many parents avoid the subject because they themselves don’t feel comfortable or don’t know how to teach about it. Be open with your children about the money lessons you have learned and utilize third-party tools such as the ThirveTime Game if you don’t feel that you have the knowledge you need to help your kids better understand money.


5. Teach them to learn from failure:
There’s no such thing as a successful person who has never failed. In fact, most successful people fail over and over again.

Teach your kids that failure is a part of life and is a key ingredient to becoming successful and wealthy.

Failure is an event...not a definition. Let your kids know it’s what they do with their failures that count. They need to learn from their mistakes, dust themselves off and get right back on the horse.

Share with them your own stories of learning from failure, or find information about other individuals that your kids look up to that will support you in showing them that failure is simply one step closer to success.


6. Teach your kids that they are capable:
Life isn’t always easy, and as parents, we want to protect our kids from disappointment and hurt. But one of the most important ingredients to a child’s self-esteem is their feeling of capability. When they make a mistake, face a challenge or solve a problem, they gain confidence. That’s why it’s important to not do everything for your kids or make all of their decisions for them.

The sooner they learn if they want something bad enough, they have to set a goal, create a plan and accomplish their goals, the better. This is one of the best life lessons you can teach your kids in the pursuit of financial success.

Helping to develop a sense of age appropriate self-reliance and responsibility now is going to help them down the road.


7. Celebrate the little wins:
One of the biggest obstacles many successful people face is that they don’t know when to stop and acknowledge their accomplishments.

We live in a world where we can be constantly comparing ourselves to others and to our own idea of success.

Teach your kids that becoming successful requires a lot of hard work, but they also have to learn when to take a break, relax and clear their minds, as well as celebrate how far they have come.

Success begets more success, but you have to see it and acknowledge it in order for it to build momentum.

You can learn more by visiting Sharon at https://sharonlechter.com/

Thank you Scott Jones.

Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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Thursday

Back To School Grand Prize Giveaway - RV $500 - 2 Winners

School is coming fast or already happening for many, so let's get some goodies!
 
Back To School Grand Prize Giveaway

Welcome to the Back To School Grand Prize Giveaway!

2 Winners

Split over $500 RV in prizes!!!

This giveaway is part of our Back To School Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

Host is Michigan Saving and More

Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide giveaways.
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This giveaway's Sponsors are:

Teach My Preschooler

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The Art of Visual Notetaking

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The Art of Paint Pouring

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Painting Masterclass

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The Grown-Up’s Guide to Making Art with Kids

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Small Planner and Accessory Package

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USBTHERE

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THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 8/31/19. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.
If you are a blogger interested in our gift guides sign up here or more information is HERE.
Get blogger opps just like this by signing up to receive blogger emails HERE.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them! Don't forget to stop by for your daily bonus entries. Share your referral links for even more chances to WIN!

Enter below and Good Luck!


Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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Monday

Where's The Soul And The Music

I know that I haven't been around much lately. It's been hard, not much music in my soul of late and this depressing feeling can get a tad overwhelming when you feel so terribly alone and have no one to talk to/with except your children :)

I've been having to watch my thoughts because surely I used to wonder why parents celebrate drinking so much and here I am, hoping that I would at least like the taste of alcohol so that I could wet away my problems, at least for a little while. Life eh.

Oh I'm busy, I try to keep busy so that I don't have time to dwell on my life, but alas, there are times of no escaping, but if I look on it, it's not so bad is it? Surely it is not. So we'll go with that.

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Music:


Welcome to today's music.  Five years and going strong!  I hope Monday find you with a smile and music to begin your week with light steps. 
I'm always coming to visit everyone on the linky so don't worry if I'm a bit late! 

This time conductors are dong the selections for a month! EVERY OTHER WEEK we have a FREEBIE!

Don't forget to visit the spotlight dancer in the #1 spot. Soon it might be your turn.  And also Sign Our 4M's Social Network Help Linky!
Thank you for visiting and I'll visit you soon! 

Hosts: 
Marie @XmasDolly
Cohost:
Colette @JamericanSpice
Alana! @ Ramblin with AM
Honorary Co-host - Michele from Angelsbark

Steps:
1. Visit YouTube (or other) and get your music for the theme of the week
2. Grab our "Monday's Music Moves Me" button (above) 
3. Add your post to the linky - follow the hosts and grab our buttons. Leave a note so we can follow you back
4. Visit each other and leave a comment or whatever you want to do to let them know you were there. See if they have the same music style as you. Enjoy the music! 

Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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Thursday

DEENKEE Cordless Stick & Handheld Vacuum Cleaner Giveaway

Oh working here at home would definitely be much easier with a handheld most times. But hey, you do what you can.
Come enter for your  chance to win!

DEENKEE Cordless Stick & Handheld Vacuum Cleaner Giveaway (Ends 8/19) @SMGurusNetwork #DEENKEE

Welcome to the DEENKEE Cordless Stick & Handheld Vacuum Cleaner Giveaway!

1 Winner

This giveaway is part of our Back To School Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

Host is Deliciously Savvy

Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide giveaways.
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This giveaway's Sponsor is:

DEENKEE

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1 Lucky Winner Will Win A DEENKEE Cordless Stick & Handheld Vacuum Cleaner With A Retail Value Of $170!

Can't Wait? Right Now though July 5th…. save 15% Off Of The DEENKEE Cordless Vacuum using code X456EGMZ at checkout PLUS there is a $15 Coupon Available on Amazon right now so take advantage of these 2 discounts while they are available.

See the review HERE.

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THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 8/19/19. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Melissa Cushing at mcushing7 (at)hotmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them! Don't forget to stop by for your daily bonus entries. Share your referral links for even more chances to WIN!

Enter below and Good Luck!
Disclaimer: Deliciously Savvy and any blog promoting this giveaway is not responsible for the awarding of the prize. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipping to winner. Any questions about this giveaway? Email Melissa At mcushing7 (at) hotmail (dot) com.


Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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Vivitar Bluetooth Jambag Speaker Giveaway

Now this is an interesting new gadget. Do you know them? or own one?

Vivitar Bluetooth Jambag Speaker Giveaway

Welcome to the Vivitar Bluetooth Jambag Speaker Giveaway!

1 Winner

This giveaway is part of our Back To School Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

Host is Michigan Saving and More

Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide giveaways.
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This giveaway's Sponsor is:

Vivitar

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Bluetooth Jambag Speaker Giveaway

Bluetooth Jambag Speaker

See the review HERE.

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THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 7/29/19. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them! Don't forget to stop by for your daily bonus entries. Share your referral links for even more chances to WIN!

Enter below and Good Luck!


Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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Sunday

Once I Was The EOC Of Time With Shaved Headed Teachers And Kids

The time does go by fast. We should definitely document or we so easily forget.

This week was the big EOC test for my son. He studied and was already with a certain dread because of what the teachers tell them about failing. It was hard to soften the blow with the truth that he studying, doing his best with confidence and not fear is all that matters because he can always learn what he doesn't know. I tried. He seems to understand, but I could tell that he was still nervous.
We prayed and I almost told him that most of what we cram and study for is never on the test anyway, but I held my tongue. I didn't want him more worried.

He came home after testing to tell me that most of what he studied wasn't even on the test! And he felt that he has done well. We laughed. I told him that I didn't want to tell him about the studying thing and cause him to worry :)
He then said his teacher Mrs. Lachotia had promised that if anyone got a perfect score, she'd shave her head bald (um, she is a beautiful redhead in her 50s!). Apparently, they had much fun with her because one student told her that if it does happen, in Summer, she should say one day "oh it's so hot!" and then pull the wig off in class! :D You can imagine the howling! Some teachers are great. And then there are the others. It seems laughter makes them unhappy.

Then my sweet boy says to me, but mom, it's not over, I can't rest as yet because the scores haven't yet come out. I said 'oh no, honey boy, it's all done with. You did your best and that is all that matters.

I love that he shares his days with me. He is ...will be 14 in just a few days!!!! I'm so blessed to have a son with such a good character up to this point and I pray that it will continue.


Welcome to today's music.  Five years and going strong!  I hope Monday find you with a smile and music to begin your week with light steps. 
I'm always coming to visit everyone on the linky so don't worry if I'm a bit late! 

This time conductors are dong the selections for a month! EVERY OTHER WEEK we have a FREEBIE!

Don't forget to visit the spotlight dancer in the #1 spot. Soon it might be your turn.  And also Sign Our 4M's Social Network Help Linky!
Thank you for visiting and I'll visit you soon! 

Hosts: 
Marie @XmasDolly
Cohost:
Colette @JamericanSpice
Alana! @ Ramblin with AM
Honorary Co-host - Michele from Angelsbark

Steps:
1. Visit YouTube (or other) and get your music for the theme of the week
2. Grab our "Monday's Music Moves Me" button (above) 
3. Add your post to the linky - follow the hosts and grab our buttons. Leave a note so we can follow you back
4. Visit each other and leave a comment or whatever you want to do to let them know you were there. See if they have the same music style as you. Enjoy the music! 

Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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Tuesday

Vivitar Simply Beautiful Curl & Straighten Styling Iron Giveaway

I'd love to try this product and see how well it straightens.

Vivitar Simply Beautiful Curl & Straighten Styling Iron Giveaway

Welcome to the Vivitar Simply Beautiful Curl & Straighten Styling Iron Giveaway!

1 Winner

This giveaway is part of our Mother's Day/Father's Day/Graduation Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

Host is Michigan Saving and More

My co-hosts for this giveaway are Deliciously Savvy, SaraLee’s Deals Steals & Giveaways
Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide giveaways.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This giveaway's Sponsor is:

Vivitar

vivitar curling iron

Simply Beautiful Curl & Straighten Styling Iron

See the review HERE.

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THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 5/22/19. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them! Don't forget to stop by for your daily bonus entries. Share your referral links for even more chances to WIN!

Enter below and Good Luck!

Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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