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

Is Your Relationship Going to Last?

There’s no real way you can tell if your relationship is going to last forever. If I’ve learned anything over the past few years, it’s that absolutely anything can happen! However, if you pay attention to the following signs, your relationship will stand more chance of lasting. Take a look:

You Trust One Another

Trust can solve most problems. If a couple trusts one another completely, then they can pretty much last forever! Most problems in relationships come from a lack of trust. It may be insecurity in one person that causes mistrust, or events that have happened in the past. Work out why you don’t trust one another and what you can do about it, if that’s the case. You have to do this if you want to stay together!

You Can Discuss Calmly

Can you discuss problems calmly, without arguing? Not everything should be a point scoring mission. If there’s a problem, you need to be able to talk about it and come to a solution. You and your partner are not enemies, you are partners. Learn how to communicate properly if you want to stand the test of time.

You Have the Same Vision for the Future

Having the same vision for the future helps. Minds change at times, and you might even change yours because you want to be with your partner. But you both need to be happy about it. Don’t just expect them to change their mind once you’re married or have kids. It’ll cause problems somewhere down the line!

There are No Recurring Issues or Arguments

Another thing that happens in relationships, is recurring arguments. Arguments about the same thing, over and over again. You may argue about one thing, and then end up arguing about the same thing you always argue about. This is where your communication skills come into play. Come to a solution or call it a day - these problems don’t go away on their own!

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You’ve Been Together a While Already

If you’ve been together years already, chances are you’re in a mature relationship. You have more attachment to one another this way, so chances are you’ll stay together!

You’ve Discussed Marriage and Children

Discussing marriage and children before you’re ready can ensure you’re both on the same page for the future. If you know you both want the same things from life, you could consider getting engaged. See how you feel after looking at engagement rings from Tacori!

You’re Both Happy

It isn’t enough to have everything here if you’re not happy. For whatever reason. You both need to be happy with one another for this to work. If you feel like you’ve settled, then it’s OK to move on. Breaking hearts isn’t easy, but you need to think of yourself first and foremost. However, before deciding to end a long term relationship, work out if you’re unhappy with yourself first.

Do you think your relationship will last? If anything here doesn’t add up, do something about it or get out of the relationship. Leave your thoughts in the comments! 

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