Ironically, this summer I’m teaching a personal finance class to middle school students. It’s an enrichment class, so the curriculum combines fun activities with “real-life” activities including budgeting.
I’ve been reworking my Newlywed Bliss Box by turning it into an e-book. I’m anticipating finishing it this year (I’m about half-way there.) However, in the process of turning my posts into an actual “book” I realized I had to change the goal-setting spreadsheet and make it much more specific. In doing so, I decided that SMART goals are the best method to getting what you want.
It’s not easy for parents to ask for help, and it’s not easy for kids to accept the possibility of a role-reversal. I know this first-hand because I’ve been confronted with an ever-looming possibility that I might need to step in and offer some assistance.
We’ve all heard the cliché from parents, teachers, and other leaders: Don’t keep up with the Joneses. And I think we all get the…