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

Small Compost Ideas for the City Dwellers

Living in the concrete jungle should not stop you from going green and caring for the environment. There is so many ways for us to conserve and live a greener life even if we are surrounded with buildings and concrete everywhere. Composting is a method used by garderners to accelerate the decay of organic matter and it turns into rich humus which can be used to enrich garden soil. Composting can be achieved using usual waste matters we have at home. “Brown” waste are those that are considered dry such as paper scraps, twigs, dried leaves and other woody matter. “Green” waste on the other hand, are those that are somewhat watery and rich in nitrogen such as food scraps, coffee grounds, vegetable peeling and others.


Food Scraps and Yard Debris Collection in Portland 2010 by Tim Jewett.JPG


A well balanced green and brown waste matter will make the perfect compost, not smelly, faster decaying process and rich dark damp matter. How can you achieve this when you are in the city? These days, composting bins are available at different sizes so you can easily find one that will fit under your kitchen sink or your small terrace garden. You may also want to add a few worms to help hasten the composting process. 




Image source: "Food Scraps and Yard Debris Collection in Portland 2010 by Tim Jewett" by Tim Jewett - City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5 via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Food_Scraps_and_Yard_Debris_Collection_in_Portland_2010_by_Tim_Jewett.JPG#/media/File:Food_Scraps_and_Yard_Debris_Collection_in_Portland_2010_by_Tim_Jewett.JPG

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