Our daughter newly graduated readying herself to head to Japan for her foreign exchange experience
Thoughts of college entry in the fall bubble in the back of my brain.
It's not really surprising on this Wishcasting Wednesday Jamie asks
"What is your money wish?"
I wish to continue to develop a healthy relationship with money
so I can teach our kids how to handle money.
I was never taught how to handle money properly as a teen.
This, of course, led to ginormous credit card debit for much of my
young adult life.
The credit companies willingly issued credit cards to college
bound seniors back then.
Hubby couldn't didn't even know how to write a check or balance
a check book when he was a senior.
He had some savings but he too fell into the credit card trap.
It's all been trial and error for both of us for a long time.
There's a lot of good that comes from the school of hard knocks but
I don't want that for our kids if I can at all help it.
I talk to our daughter about our finances and show her where our
money goes; a sharp contrast to my parents telling me their money
was none of my business.
My beautiful gypsy fairy princess had a wonderful economics teacher.
He made the class use the material he taught in real world situations
instead of abstract ideas so she's got a fire in the belly about savings.
She gets it. And I'm grateful the credit card companies haven't been
pushing their wares on her.
Our son is just getting started learning the different American money coins.
I'd love to have this just be a part of his life as we home school.
Goddess led me to find a course called Conscious Bookkeeping
Method by Bari Tessler. It's self paced and home study...just my style.
I also feel once this money piece gets into place I'll be primed to really take my business into a larger direction as well.
But that is another wish...