Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Helping Homeschool Kids be Financially Self-Sufficient

I am working to select homeschool materials for my kids in preparation for next year.

One of the great things about homeschooling is that you can customize the curriculum you use.

In addition to the normal reading, writing, math, science, etc., I am adding 2 more requirements:

  1. A personal finance course - I feel like every child should learn about money and financial responsibility. Learning about the dangers of unsecured comsumer debt and living within your means are 2 very important lessons to know, and most teens don't learn about it.
  2. Starting a business - The kids have their own blogs and such, and that brings in some money - but I am talking a full business plan and the whole nine yards.

Not sure which programs I am going to choose yet, but when I decide, you'll know. :o)

Monday, February 16, 2009

I'm back!

This has been such a busy 6 months!

Homeschooling is going well. The kids are only a few months away from finishing their school year, and they are already counting down the days! LOL

I have been busy writing. It has been a full-time job almost, but I love it. now I am writing more for myself and less for clients. I research and develop information products for sale. It is something I really enjoy.

Hubby is still at his same job, but he is talking about going back for his Bachelor's Degree.

I am working on my Bachelor's Degree, and should be finished by August.

I am already getting next year's curriculum purchased and laid out. I am adding a personal finance course for my oldest, and also each child will be creating and running a business next year.

I will be posting more updates soon!