Now that you’ve decided what you’re going to use to figure out the allowance you’re paying to your kids – and how much you’re going to give them – you’re faced with the question of what they should do with it. After all, you don’t want to just fork over a bunch of money for […]
One question I hear all the time, that soooo many parents struggle with, is exactly how much money to give their kids for an allowance. If you look up “average allowance”, you’ll find a recent study from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants that found that kids are paid an average of $30 per […]
It’s one of the great debates of kids and allowance – do you make it a payment for specific chores? Or do you give them an allowance not based on chores at all? There are strong arguments, and lots of passion, on both sides of the debate. Today I’m going to cover both perspectives and […]
Battling burnout – it’s something we all face, and breadwinning women in particular. Today I want to talk about burnout – the phases, why we burn out, how it relates to financial independence & female breadwinners, and some tips for recovery.
My husband now has a formal, benefits-eligible part time job. I’m excited for him to be working in a field he enjoys, bringing joy to others, but thought this would be a good time to reflect. How will his working a few evenings a week, and the weekends, change our family dynamic? Do we need to examine our split of household chores? And what do women feel like when they’re no longer the breadwinner (NOTE: not applicable to me, but it’s a conversations I’ve had with others). We’ll talk about that and more today.
September 11, 2001, is a day that will live in infamy. For me, that day is all tied up in my wedding on September 15th 2001 – and my honeymoon only about a week later. Today I’m reflecting on my memories of that day, and the events that followed, and reminding you to reflect and prepare.