How to Teach Children About Money in 7 Easy Steps

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  Money can be a touchy subject for kids and parents alike, but it's also a topic that needs to be discussed. We want our children to understand the value of money and how it works, but it can be tricky to discuss these concepts without sounding preachy. As a parent myself, I've found that making learning about money fun is one way to get my child interested in the topic without worrying about them feeling like we're pushing an agenda or being lectured at. Here are some fun ways that you can teach your child about money : Let kids invent their own games or create their own money. Let kids invent their own games or create their own money. This works especially well with older children who already have a grasp on financial concepts like spending, saving, budgeting and investing. Let them create their own games using whatever they want as currency — anything from marbles to candy to paper clips could work! If they want to make up actual rules for using this new currency (f

Measuring Productivity – Quality or Quantity?



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How do we really measure the efficiency of being productive? Do we need to tire and exhaust ourselves by doing more – quantity? Or doing less yet quality work that produce more worthwhile results in our life?

Being a work at home mom is not easy as most people think. Though I work in pajamas, it does not mean that I am luckier than those who work 8 hours straight in corporate jobs. On the contrary, work at home moms have more longer working hours and variety of things to attend to such as doing the laundry, ironing the clothes, preparing the family meals, cleaning the house, taking care of the kids and more, at the same time beating the deadline on doing online tasks to augment  the family finances  for a decent living.

Just merely imagining all the things needed to be done the next day makes me feel worn out already. Before I learned about the true nature of productivity, I was always in a hurry beating the clock to wrap up all my daily house chores, so I can also finish off the articles that I need to write in time for submission.

I learned and found out through reading books and articles on productivity that we do not really need to constantly be doing more and more, for real productivity might actually come from doing less. Through choosing to do priority things that matter most, by keeping a to-do list for the day or for the entire week will help us make things done in time. House chores like doing the laundry can be scheduled twice or once a week instead of daily, while setting specific days for other house cleaning chores like dusting the furnitures and more.

Developing a system on how to get things done quickly by doing what needs to be done first and others set aside later can deliver significant results and less effort. To cut back in the areas which don’t really need immediate attention will give you more energy and focus in doing things which do make a difference.

The use of a timer can help keep activities on track. Keep a balanced time to give us more time to enjoy our family,  therefore I should say quality and not quantity best measures the productivity of a person. Do you agree with me?

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