Kids and Money — July 28, 2008

Welcome to the July 28, 2008 edition of Kids and Money.

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Tom Tessin presents How to Maintain a Job and School at the Same Time.

Excellent advice!

Connie Brooks wrote What the Kung Fu Panda Can Teach You about Becoming a Millionaire posted at Money Smart Life.

Never Give Up, indeed.

Raymond offers How To Get A Free Roller Coaster Photo At Six Flags or Disney World posted at Money Blue Book.

Sounds kinda cheap-y, but it works!

Joe Manausa presents Housing Prices Decline Slightly – A Clear Picture Is Forming posted at Tallahassee Real Estate Blog, saying, “While there have been many articles written on the declining real estate market, most are filled with facts and figures that are difficult for the lay-person to follow. This article is filled with easy-to-understand graphs that demonstrate the modest decline in home prices.”

Losing equity in our homes can severely undercut our ability to save for college so this article really hits home.

Joseph presents How To Save Money On Movies posted at Penny Pinching.

Movies are ridiculously expensive so anything you can do to save is worth it.

Jennifer Johnson shows in Tips for a Great Relationship the importance of mom and dad relationships.

No doubt about it, Mommy and Daddy have to get along!

Silicon Valley Blogger presents Are You Ready To Be A Parent? Know The Cost Of Having Kids posted at The Digerati Life.

This is so important, if only to enlighten you to the fact that you need to make a lot MORE money!!!

The insets in this post are hilarious. Worth the read just for the humor (by the way, they’re totally true)!

PlanningQueen presents Financial Planning With Kids, saying, “One family’s way of dealing with the issue of pocket money.”

This is one topic we’ll be grappling with very soon. It’s amazing how kids grow fond of money from their emergence from the womb!

David Cassell presents GED Scam posted at

Good to know! It should never surprise that scams abound all around!

NtJS presents Celebrate Independence From Disposable Diapers saying, “Disposable diapers are expensive, bad for the environment, hard on your child’s skin, and don’t work well. So what would possess us to temporarily switch back to them and ditch cloth?”

Do tell. We use cloth diapers, too, but only when we’re not going out, which, as you know, is not very often!

Faron Benoit presents 10 Things I Wish My Parents Had Told Me About Money posted at Financial Learn.

Lots of good things to discuss with your children here.

KCLau presents Average Monthly Household Income in 2007: Is it enough? posted at KCLau’s Money Tips, saying, “According to a survey done by the Statistic Department for the Economic Planning Unit, published in Personal Money Magazine June 2008 edition, a typical family in Malaysia earns only RM3686/month. How much this is worth and how much can be spent.”

Do any of us ever make enough money? 

Reina presents Hyperthermia Deaths of Children in Hot Vehicles posted at

Here are a couple great ideas for remembering you have children in the back (never a problem with me — my kids TALK A LOT) — 

  • Keep a stuffed animal in the car seat and when the child is put in the seat place the animal in the front with the driver.
  • Or place your purse or briefcase in the back seat as a reminder that you have your child in the car.

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