Teen Entrepreneurs: Inspiring Kids to Start a Small Business – with Rob Phelan

When it comes to mastering personal finance or exploring entrepreneurship, one of the most common laments I hear is that people wish they started sooner. Managing money well and taking the leap into entrepreneurship are no small tasks, so wanting a head start makes sense. But exactly how can parents and teachers help someone become a teen entrepreneur?

I sat down with educator and entrepreneur Rob Phelan to learn some specific steps parents and teachers can take to raise more money-savvy kids. As someone who recently took the plunge into full-time entrepreneurship myself, I couldn’t wait to learn more. If you think that entrepreneurship for kids simply means mastering the art of the lemonade stand, you don’t want to miss this chat.

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26 Smart Ways Parents Can Save Money on Daycare

Raising kids is one of life’s greatest joys. It’s also one of the most expensive. Think about how much you fork over for the cost of daycare every month and you’ll know what I mean. With rising prices, it’s getting more and more difficult to find ways to save on daycare. 

A study by Care.com found that almost half of families in the US are spending at least 15% of their income on childcare costs. But what’s interesting is that the US government defines “affordable care” as 7% or less of household income.

So how can you save on daycare to make it more affordable? It depends on where you live, whether you have family nearby, and how old your kids are. 

Saving money on daycare is possible. Here’s how to do it.

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How to Teach Young Kids About Money (And Why They’re Never too Young) – with Liz Frazier

Almost half of the US would not be able to cover a $400 emergency.

Around 40% have credit card debt. And 1/3 of Americans have saved $0 for retirement.

If we want our kids to survive these financial trip hazards and truly thrive, we need to start their financial education early. Our guest today, Liz Frazier, is a leader in the financial literacy movement and she’s helping parents teach their young children about money as soon as possible.

Liz is a fee-only certified financial planner and the author of Beyond Piggy Banks and Lemonade Stands, How to Teach Young Kids About Finance. She is a regular contributor for Forbes and has been featured in national media such as The Wall Street Journal, PBS, CNBC, ABC and Fox Radio. Liz lives in New York with her husband and two young kids.

We’ll be discussing how to get started with educating your kids about money, how to help children determine needs versus wants and how to encourage them to be grateful and appreciate what they have.

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Why I’m a Family Man with a Business (And Not a Businessman with a Family) – with Jon Vroman

A lot of us are hard-charging employees, side hustlers, or business owners who are looking to grow, get that promotion, or just make more money. But we can’t forget the most important people in our lives: our spouses and our children.

Today, we’re going to talk about how we can practice putting family first and how it’ll help us be even more successful in our financial lives.

Jon Vroman is my guest today. He’s married to his wife Tatyana and he’s a father to two energetic and playful boys, Tiger and Ocean, and they live in Austin, Texas.

Jon is a bestselling author and the founder of a global network of men at Front Row Dads. They believe in being family men with businesses, not businessmen with families.

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Why One-On-One Time with Kids is the Best Investment Parents Can Make – with Jim Sheils

As career-driven individuals and busy entrepreneurs, we can get often caught up in the time-consuming race of constantly growing our income and expanding our businesses.

While our motivations may be pure, there can be long term consequences to focusing more on your work than on your family.

Our guest today knows this reality first hand.

Jim Sheils is the founder of 18 Summers, which specializes in live events, workshops, and private consulting for organizations looking to strengthen their family lives while still succeeding in business. He’s an in-demand public speaker and owns a private real estate company that has done more than $200 million in transactions.

He’s also an avid surfer and enjoys traveling with his family and friends, especially his wife, Jamie, and their four children.

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How Having a Baby Changed My Financial Goals

Hello all! Andy Hill here …  We have a new guest post from Logan Allec from Money Done Right. Logan is a CPA, real estate investor, and full-time personal finance blogger. His article below shares how his life changed when he became a father. I can definitely relate! I hope you enjoy!

There’s no question that having a baby changed my life. I just wasn’t quite prepared for the impact it would have on my finances. 

I was definitely prepared for all the expenses of having a newborn. However, I also found myself adjusting my long-term financial goals in a way I hadn’t expected.

If you’re a new parent — or are about to become one — you might find yourself thinking about new financial goals that probably weren’t on your mind before. You might also realize you have a different mindset when it comes to money. 

Everyone’s experience is different, but here’s how the birth of my son changed my own financial goals.

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How Parents Can Get a Legal Will Inexpensively or Free

Have you thought about what would happen to your family if you were no longer alive?

It’s a morbid thought. It’s also something all parents should think about if they want to protect their families. One of the best ways to care for your family after you are gone is to have a will.

Having a will ensures that what you wish for your family will actually happen when you die. It’s a legacy that most don’t like to think about, but is of the utmost importance. 

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How Fatherhood Sparked My Desire For Financial Independence

On one fine summer day in 2011, I was zipping around on my new moped headed to the local Rite Aid convenience store. I had an incredibly important purchase I was about to make.

After breezing through the sliding doors, I headed straight back to the pharmacy area. I was beaming. I was grinning ear-to-ear.

Given my excited state, the pharmacist probably thought I was a virgin looking to score my first Trojans. Nope. I was after something much more important.

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