Monday, November 27, 2006

Kids and money, loose change, and turkey leftovers

Carnival of Personal Finance #76 is up at My Financial Journey, with 47 entries. My personal highlights:

Finance-4-Kids gives some tips on how to teach your kids about money. One or two seem a little pie-in-the-sky--I'm not sure how you can "Eliminate fear and greed" in anyone, let alone children--but generally his points are well-taken.

(Incidentally, I've started CJ Jr. putting money in his piggy bank. At two-and-a-half years old, he is more interested in the loud "clunk!" sound from dropping the coins into the pig's belly than the value of saving today for something tomorrow. Hopefully, someday that will change.)

Jenna Coffee at Moneybucks Coffee writes about something dear to my heart, given the name of my blog: what she calls "nuisance money," or the coins at the bottom of her purse and in a jar on the counter. I didn't know Coinstar charged 8.9% for their automated machine to count your pennies (it's also free if you use the money to buy a gift card). Nice work if you can get it.

Finally, here's a post in the spirit of the season that I wish I wrote: What can you learn about money from a turkey dinner? at Money Smart Life. You'll be looking at your Thanksgiving leftovers in a new way.

1 comment:

Ben said...

I'm glad you got something out of the Thanksgiving post! I think there is a lot we can learn about money from events in our life, this one just jumped out at me.