We're having the kids attend the Crown Financial seminar at our church. They're also working on the Scout Personal Management badge. A couple years back each boy made an item to sell at a couple craft fairs. It was a good experience! They sure didn't make the money you can make on cookies tho!lol They may need to try that!!
"Life's a dance, you learn as you go... " Go ahead and dance!
Reading about Paleo and Raw Food diets is inspiring changes in My diet! Just enough to want to add lots of veggies!
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Fitness Minutes: (54,423) Posts: 2,647 9/17/09 1:29 P
Yes, my oldest (13, 11 & 9) do. They baked and sold cookies last Thanksgiving and Christmas. Really it was just something they wanted to do. They sold $1,200 in cookies and $800 of that was profit. What an opportunity the Lord put in our lap to minister about tithe and offering, savings and profit. Plus investing for future sales. They are right now preparing for this season's sales. How awesome it is to be able to teach our children by real life experiences. My oldest went on her first youth "Truth Retreat" this past summer and paid for the whole trip herself, about $400. Goo is good!
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I'm probably changing the topic of this thread, but it occurs to me that there are a lot of things that kids should know before venturing out on their own--not the least of which is to SAVE MONEY! My mother always made me have a savings account, and when I got a job, I had to save half of everything I earned, as well as half of all the money I received for birthdays and other gifts. Even so, I never really understood the need for having a nest egg fund--not an emergency fund, or a car fund, or a Christmas account, but an actual retirement fund. Who thinks about that when you're trying to get through school, raise kids, and all of that? But seriously, the time has flown by and now we're looking retirement in the face, and are wishing we'd put away even $50 a month! We always lived right on the edge, and although we didn't have much, we did eat out fairly frequently. If I had put half of what we spent eating out in my ROTH IRA, we'd be sitting pretty right now~
Thankfully, our kids are listening to us and are putting $ into their funds every payday. Even if its only $25, it goes in and they never touch it. It makes me feel better for them. Does anyone else do this?
Amen to that! I do so many other children that aren't required to do much of anything, and we definitely do things differently here. Although they get frustrated and truly don't understand or think it's fair at this age, I know they'll appreciate it when they get older.
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Tambi, that's so great that you have the kids help with projects like that. My kids always helped with everything. They used to look at other kids and wonder why I made them do so much work when their friends didn't have to put their own laundry away! I told them that I wasn't here to wait on them, I was here to raise them and turm them into adults.
They all have good work ethics now and are glad that they learned how to work and do a job well.
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Hi! I've been renovating my bedroom this summer ... just completed the walk-in closet with fresh paint and new closet organizers that were a lot of work to put in. Next is ensuite, paint bedroom and lay flooring throughout! I'm hoping it will be done before September ... I was busy hammering out a wall today. LOL
I've also been working in the garden. We've not had good weather this summer so the garden is not at it's best. We are eating zucchini, lots of green onions, and lettuce. The tomatoes are coming along.
Now, to get some walking in.
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Not really--not beyond the usual summer things, like gardening and going camping. I really wanted to get some curtains made for the upstairs bedrooms and dh was wanting to do some rock work and finish our front steps. Neither of those things have happened or are even begun! I know there's still time, but the new school year is looming and I'm not finished closing out the last one!
I did get several bags of things taken to the Rescue Mission Thrift store that had been taking up space in my room and closet. I could get rid of more and still not be finished, but at least I made some progress.
Oh, and I made my daughter's wedding dress--that's a project, right?
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