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

Tips and Recipes to Elevate Your Home Cooking with Ninong Ry

 Recreate each recipe at home with the help of GLife’s curated brands and merchants 

Nothing beats the comfort of having a home-cooked meal, and if there’s someone who knows a thing or two about preparing delectable dishes for the family, it’s Ninong Ry. He brings his special recipes to life with the help of GLife, sourcing all the best ingredients and kitchen gadgets to ensure his dishes are always outstanding. 


A feature on the GCash app, GLife brings together a curated line-up of merchants and services into one dashboard to allow users to shop for what they need effortlessly in just a few quick taps. 


Whether he’s looking for the freshest vegetables and meats or he’s on the hunt for new equipment to level up his kitchen, Ninong Ry finds it all on GLife. Take note of these tips from everyone’s favourite ninong, and get ready to elevate your home cooking! 


Tip 1: Great food needs great cookware, and when you plan to make steak at home, you need a sturdy cast iron pan.


A nice, tender steak doesn’t require a trip to a fine dining restaurant; all you need is a  cast iron skillet at home to cook a perfectly delicious and juicy steak. A cast iron pan evenly distributes and retains heat, so when you cook steak, the entire surface takes on a beautifully caramelised sear. 


“Lahat ng gusto mong i-sear, masesear mo ng maayos dito kumpara sa ibang material,” explains Ninong Ry. “Mas mataas ang searing, mas masarap ang luto, mas mag eenjoy ang pamilya.” 


A nice cast iron pan may be purchased for PHP 630.00 from Rampage City on GLife. Through this tried and tested technique using a cast iron pan, you can begin having epic steak nights at home! 



Tip 2: Make the smart choice with your sandwiches by grilling them. You can even get creative and grill with a waffle iron! 


“Madalas ginagamit ko ang waffle iron ko pag sawa na akong mag pancake. Same mixture, babawasan lang ng liquid, pwedeng pwede nang maging waffle. Ginagawa ko din minsan na sandwich bread yung mga waffle na gawa ko para maiba naman,” shares Ninong Ry. 


With a waffle iron, the outside of your sandwich becomes crispy, but the centre remains soft and gooey, especially when you add lots of cheese! Ninong Ry recommends the Sonifer SF-6043, a portable waffle iron that costs only PHP 674.00 on GLife.



Tip 3: Need help in picking the right kind of beef for different dishes? Get the finest Sirloin or Salpicao cuts + homemade steak sauce from Chingolo Deli. 


Chingolo Deli is Ninong Ry's go-to deli for meats since they're sourced from grass-fed herds. Their meats are hormone and antibiotic free, so they’re not only delicious, but also healthier for you and your family.


The Bolzico meat at Chingolo Deli is a 100% Argentinian certified grass-fed Angus beef, but they also have a large selection of meats from which you can prepare a superb sirloin dish or beef salpicao dinner. They also sell homemade steak sauce to go with their prime steak cuts. The best part? They’re all available on your GCash app thanks to GLife! 




Tip 4: Make the smart choice for more savings when shopping and choose PureGo for the freshest and most affordable grocery finds. 


With thousands of products from hundreds of recognized and trustworthy brands, PureGo makes online grocery shopping simple. “PureGo is incredibly convenient,” Ninong Ry promises. "Kumpleto sila sa grocery goods, kaya di na naming kailangang lumabas, and sure na sariwa ang mga karne at gulay nila, kaya tiwala ako na maganda.”


You can access PureGo on GLife via the GCash app, and select your desired groceries. Payments may be made through a variety of methods, including GCash, and your products will be delivered to your home the same day, allowing you to enjoy your fresh buy and prepare wonderful meals without the trouble of grocery shopping!


With these tips, you can now excitedly level up your home cooking game. Using ingredients from PureGo and using your new cast iron pan and waffle iron from GLife, here are two recipes from Ninong Ry that you can try out! 


Steak in a Cast Iron Pan 

Ingredients: 

  • 250g Mrs. Garcia’s Vacuum T-Bone steak

  • 3 cloves PG Fresh Garlic Whole Imported 

  • 1-2 tbsp Anchor Butter Salted

  • McCormick White Pepper 

  • Salt

  • 100 ml Dona Elena Red Wine

  • 1 tbsp Flour 

  • 175 ml Water 


Procedure:

  • Preheat cast iron pan until very hot and smoking 

  • Season the steak with salt and pepper

  • Cook the steak to your desired doneness; put the butter and crushed garlic one minute before you reach your desired doneness

  • Baste the steak with butter

  • Let the steak rest for up to 10 minutes 

  • Deglaze the pan with red wine, then put the flour to make a rue and add water to form a gravy

  • Serve and enjoy! 


Waffle and Bacon Breakfast

Ingredients:

  • 200g Maya Pancake Mix Whole Wheat

  • 2 pcs eggs 

  • 250 ml Nestle Carnation Evap

  • Clara Ole Pancake Syrup Original 

  • 400g CDO Regular Bacon

  • 200ml Arla Whipping Cream

  • 2 pcs Ripe Mango Medium


Procedure:

  • To make two waffles, Preheat the Waffle iron, and pour the pancake mix until cooked

  • On a separate pan, cook the bacon until crispy

  • Dice the mangoes

  • To plate, top the waffle with whipping cream and diced mangoes, and put the bacon in between


With GLife, you can find smart, practical, and cost-effective ways to live the good life on a daily basis. GLife's chosen brands and exclusive prices will help you enrich your everyday home cooking experience, just like Ninong Ry. Visit GLife on the GCash app, which is available on the App Store or Google Play now, and start shopping today. 


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