save-money-in-10-stepsTeaching kids to save at an early age is one of the most important things that parents can teach their children. It’s certainly something I wish I was better at doing myself!

While some kids easily understand that saving is important, some need a little bit of nudge to grasp the value of setting aside some money for later.

If you’re having a little bit of trouble in making your kids save, here are a few tips for you:

Set a good example to them

If you’re an impulse shopper and kids don’t see you saving, you’ll never influence them to save. Put some spare coins and/or paper cash in a jar where your kids can see it. This will allow them to see that saving is a normal thing. Since most kids take their cue from parents, seeing you save will make them think about starting a savings jar of their own.

Match your children’s savings

This is a very effective way to inspire your child how to save. Matching your children’s’ savings will let them see a glimpse of how some financial institutions reward their clients. Everyone loves a boost in their savings and matching your kids’ contributions every end of the month will encourage them to save more.

Let your kids see the reality of developing countries

Not all children have the opportunity to lead a comfortable life. Una-Kids, an international non-profit organization, is a charity that helps deprived children. Let your children read the case studies of the charity group’s marginalized kids to make the former realize the importance of having savings. Tell them that parents won’t always be there to assist their children so it’s very important for each person to have his or her own stash of reserves in case of emergency.

The earlier you teach your kids to save money, the sooner that they’d become financially independent individuals.

Isn’t seeing your kids become financially stable in their adulthood a dream come true for every parent?

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How to Shop: Us Angels Dresses

by How To Mommy on 12.01.14

300x150 v2Ever since my girls were born I’ve imagined them carrying flowers down the aisle as one of their aunts, uncles, or family friends get married.

As luck would have it, my sister got engaged this fall and has asked them both to be flower girls!  I was so excited!  And I immediately began shopping for the cutest dress I could find.

When I came across Us Angels I was floored.  These dresses were precious!

Not only did they make flower girl dresses (I mean, how cute does Miss R look?!), but they have communion and holiday dresses as well.

IMG_6977This is the Satin Tank Dress in Ivory with the Satin Sash in Navy Blue.  Isn’t it adorable?

The quality was fantastic and I thought the price was completely reasonable and much cheaper than any bridal store I’ve been to.  I can’t wait to order the second one for Miss O!

This post was sponsored by Us Angels but all opinions are completely my own.

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How To Shop: Thirty-One Fall Catalog

by How To Mommy on 09.04.13

Thirty-One is back with their new fall catalog, and the “best really is yet to come.”

I absolutely love the 24 new prints and 26 new styles.

And the shopping gets easier still!  They bundle their items for you so you know exactly what works for you.

  

  

 

If you’re interested in any of these bundles, or any other product in our catalog, just let me know!

Which bundle is your favorite?

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It’s my favorite time of year!  Not only is the weather getting cooler and the leaves are changing, but the holidays are right around the corner! I have a December birthday too, so it’s even an extra special time for me! One of my favorite things about the season is sending and receiving holiday cards. […]

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10.01.2012

Sorry I’ve been MIA for a few months.  I needed to take some time to give my full attention to my two at-home jobs.  Not to mention, the end of summer and beginning of fall are a busy time for my family! I hope to be back to blogging soon.  How’ve you all been?

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