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April 20, 2012

save up

A fun art activity to help kids (or adults) reach savings goals.  Especially good for visual learners.

Supplies:  envelope, printed grid, tape or glue, fine black marker

  1. Each square in the grid represents a dollar amount.
  2. Draw a picture with the black marker.
  3. As savings are stashed in the envelope, color a square.

“Money will buy you a fine dog, but only love can make it wag its tail” ~ Richard Friedman

March 15, 2012

debt diet

Would you rather be overweight by 10 to 50 pounds & have zero debt?  Or be at your ideal weight & have $10,000 in debt?

Questions above were posed & reported in a recent Yahoo! health article titled, Surprising Facts About DietingNearly half of the 2,000 people surveyed said they’d rather be 50 pounds overweight!  78% said they’d rather be 10 pounds overweight than have 10K in debt.  Interesting…

Regardless of the survey, money motivates, controls & holds power.  Consider these resources to help put money in its place:

  1. More Than Enough, Financial Peace & The Total Money Makeover all by Dave Ramsey
  2. Thou Shall Prosper 10 Commandments for Making Money by Rabbi Daniel Lapin
  3. The Price of Privilege – How Parental Pressure & Material Advantage Are Creating a Generation of Disconnected and Unhappy Kids by Madeline Levine
  4. Debt Free U by Zac Bissonnette

“Dogs have no money. Isn’t that amazing? They’re broke their entire lives. But they get through. You know why dogs have no money? .. No Pockets.”  ~ Jerry Seinfeld

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