Kids and Money — October 15, 2008

Welcome to the October 15, 2008 edition of Kids and Money. There are some gems in here. Lots of thoughtful posts! Thank you!!

Silicon Valley Blogger presents The Price Of Preschool posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “Preschool in California!”
Bay Area private schools are prohibitively expensive — about the same as Stanford!

Kun presents Mortgage Rescue Scheme – A step in the right direction? | Talk About Debt posted at Talk About Debt.
Unfortunately, we had to swallow the very bitter pill. Home values are at the heart of personal wealth. With the trillions gone in both the stock and housing markets, households feel FAR less wealthy than they were just 3 years ago. This wealth effect severely limits what a family can afford to do, greatly affecting children.

The Shark Investor presents Build Wealth By Moving Away posted at The Shark Investor, saying, “Can changing the place where you live help you become wealthier?”
We’re certainly thinking along these lines. However, we’re underwater in our home so much that it might be impossible to move without foreclosure or a short sale, which we’re loathe to do. It’s not that we can’t afford (well, until I lose my job!), but that our dollars would stretch much farther elsewhere.

Michael. presents RIAA Settles Kazaa Copyright Battle with Bronx Woman posted at International Law News, saying, “Do your kids download music online? Read this blog post to find out how to protect yourself from big lawsuits.”
When I first saw the title of this post, I almost didn’t include it in this carnival, thinking it was just another article on how to steal music. But it’s not. This is serious stuff. Your kids probably have downloaded music from a Peer to Peer site.

Kay Bell presents Kids, money and economic chaos posted at Don’t Mess With Taxes, saying, “The market meltdown is causing parents to reassess the financial education of their kids.”

Heather Johnson presents 100 Interactive Websites That Will Make You Forget You’re Trapped in a Cube posted at Career Overview.

KCLau presents How Fundsupermart will Revolutionize the Unit Trust Industry in Malaysia posted at KCLau’s Money Tips.

Nursery Admin presents Becoming a Nursery Assistant posted at Nursery Jobs, saying, “Some tips on becoming a nursery assistant”

One Family presents List Of Elementary Public School Textbooks – ISBN Numbers, Used And List PricesOne Family’s Blog, saying, “The posts lists the textbooks used in Elementary Public Schools in the US with full details on ISBN and pricing.”

Jamie McIntosh presents Keep Halloween Fun and Simple posted at Jamie’s Blog, saying, “Parents don’t have to break the bank for children to have a fun Halloween.”

Jim presents Should You Quit Your Job To Stay Home With Your Baby? posted at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity.
Economically speaking, probably not. For the good of the baby, ABSOLUTELY!

Card Blogger presents The Best Chase Credit Card Offers posted at Credit Card Blog.

Raymond presents The Top 5 Online Banks For High Interest Savings and Checking posted at Money Blue Book.

Livingalmostlarge presents Choosing a stay at home parent? posted at LivingAlmostLarge.

Weight Ladder / Rich Leverage presents Learning Basic Money Management Skills posted at Rich Leverage, saying, “Some basic tips for adults and kids.”

The Smarter Wallet presents Why Work At Home? Top Reasons For Staying Home To Work posted at The Smarter Wallet, saying, “A big reason why we’d work from home is to be able to spend more time with family and kids.”

Sandy Naidu presents Warren Buffet’s Advice posted at Future Nest Egg.

Michael Bass presents How to get a cell phone with no i.d., no passport, and no credit card posted at Debt Prison, saying, “I thought it would be a great idea to write an article about getting a cell phone if you don’t have a credit card, a passport, or even an i.d… These phones are called ‘pay as you go’ and work quite well.”

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Enjoy life. Spend time with your family.


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