Here's the second round of Free Money Finance March Madness (if you wonder what's going on in these posts, see my article announcing March Madness and/or click on my March Madness category link and scroll down to read all the posts involved in this subject.) I've listed each "game" (one post versus another) in segments along with the wording provided by the author when the post was submitted. I've also listed a keyword(s) after each post title to make it easy to vote (as a made-up example, you can just comment: Game 1 - Saving; Game 2 - Investing, etc.) Be sure to comment which one you like the best out of each set of two. Here we go:
- How I Taught My Preschooler the Value of a Dollar (Dollar) - It's important to teach young children about hard work, saving, and spending. In a quite accidental way, I used a chart system to teach my son the value of money and hard work. If you teach your children about delayed gratification early, it will have a positive effect on their money management skills throughout life.
- Invest in yourself by learning things of value (Value) - How do you spend your time? Do you spend it learning things that will enrich your life and your bank account, or do you waste it?
- My best financial move this year: The Infrequent Bills Account (Move) - Converting an existing account to "park" money to pay annual and other non-monthly bills was my best money move in 2007. If I'd made this move when I first heard of this type of account, I'd be many thousands richer.
- Financial Strategies for Infants and Young Children (Children) - An informative list of all the financial topics to explore with a new baby in the house from opening a 529 to tax strategies and everything in between.