How to Teach Kids to Sell

teach kids to sellAlong with financial literacy, I think that we all need to learn effective selling techniques.

Teaching how to sell is something that school typically doesn’t cover (even though many schools ask kids to sell in their fundraisers!). Many of our parents don’t feel comfortable teaching their kids how to sell (because they don’t think they know how). Sometimes people think of selling as sleazy and high pressure and don’t really think they SHOULD teach their children how. Continue reading

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How to Compare Secured Loans


Below is a guest post.

If you are looking for secured loans, the best piece of advice you will ever receive is that you must compare the market. There are so many different loans out there, secured on so many different things, that it may take you some time to find the one is right for you. At the end of the day, you need to find the one that will give you the most and cost you the least. Continue reading

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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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