Archive | November, 2012

Find the Kitty Friday: Pawz

November 23, 2012

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She’s at it again…

Pawz

She’s been very clingy lately. If I work at the desk, she plants her furry behind in front of my monitor. If I go to my laptop, she is determined to curl her 13-pound body around my neck. GAH!

We are thinking of getting another kitty, as a companion for Livvy. I think she’d do well. She tries to befriend the Yorkies, but they just want to run around the house and pee on things. That’s just not her style, lol. More to come. Finding a Siamese kitten is a difficult job, indeed!

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Teaching Kids About Money

November 23, 2012

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Once your children reach high school, it’s time for them to start learning how to manage money, especially investing. Yeah. It helps if you already know about how to manage money. Which, incidentally, I do not. Ugh. I never learned how to manage money (I went to public school where a lot of things slipped through the cracks) and my parents never taught me anything. I can’t say they had a whole lot of money to manage, anyway, and definitely nothing in which to invest. It’s all enigma to me! So I’ve had to learn from scratch. Not easy.

Thank God for the Internet. Seriously, I don’t know what I’d do. I found a very cool website with a “virtual stock market game.” It’s pretty neat! You get fake cash to virtually invest in real companies on the real stock market. Build a portfolio, create investment goals, trade stocks, do everything you’d really do on the stock market.

We have a curriculum book that does something similar but the kids have to juggle note cards, write paragraphs, etc. Playing an online simulation game is much easier and much more fun. Mashable and Forbes gave it props and the game is partnered with Motley Fool, too. Definitely check this out! I know I can certainly improve my miniscule knowledge of how things work in the world of finance….

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