What Are the Advantages of a Family Business?

One of my favorite books on family and wealth is “Strategy for the Wealthy Family – Seven Principles to Assure Riches to Riches for Generations”.

Author, Mark Haynes Daniell has a section in it which lists the advantages of a family business.  How does a family demonstrate those?  I wrote about it in Advantages of a Family Business – Weyerhaeuser.

The Weyerhaeuser company was long owned and run by family and is a great example of some of the advantages.


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Review of: Stock Market Pie

I’m always on the look out for books to use in my Grandma Rie’s Money Camp and this one fits the bill.

When my first Grandson was 8, I gave him a share of stock – framed so he could hang it on his wall. My Granddaughter is approaching 8 this year, so for Christmas, she will be getting a share of stock as well.

Read about one of the few places you can still get real paper stock certificates in my post How to Teach Your Kid About the Stock Market.

Stock Market Pie….Grandma Helps Emily Make a Million by J.M. Seymour will be helpful in prepping her, and reminding him, to understand stocks.


Stock Market Pie is a picture book with big ideas and grown up concept teaching. It is a blend of factual information about the market and a story about Grandma and Emily making pies. Continue reading

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Review of: Once Upon a Company

Once Upon a Comany A True Story by Wendy Anderson Halperin

In Grandma Rie’s Money Camp each summer, the kids have traditionally run a one or two day business of their own – usually a drink and snack stand at the lake. The last two years I’ve tried to introduce making and selling a physical product. The in 2013 we did hand made soaps and last year they tried their hand at paper mache piggy banks.

I’ve been toying with the idea of trying to establish an ongoing company where we could make things and sell them year round – or at least on a more consistent basis.

So when I saw this book, I though it would be a good one to introduce that idea – and I think it will be! Continue reading

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Blinds On A Budget: How Can You Compromise?

Below is a guest post.  Blinds can be expensive, so anytime you can save money on them you can use it for other purposes!


They can save us significant amounts of money, but get your buying choices wrong and blinds can cost a fortune to start with. Fortunately, compromises can be made and this is the direction this article is going to head in.

We’re by no means suggesting that you should go out and buy the cheapest set of blinds. While that particular product might serve a purpose for some homes, you should still look to get as much as you can from your money by shopping around for the features that suit you. Therefore, we’ve quashed the article into three ways which you can compromise by spending less on your blinds, but still getting plenty of functionality in the process. Continue reading

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