It’s easy to pack on the pounds over the holidays—especially when you are faced with questions like “can I get a grande-size amount of whipped cream on my tall peppermint latte” or “does watching football in my Snuggie count as aerobics?” When you add in shopping errands and family gatherings, maintaining your weight over a busy holiday schedule seems doubtful.
Should Your Kids Get An Allowance?
Here are several easy ways to teach your children the value of a dollar the right way.
Most money experts agree that children should be given an allowance in order to learn financial skills. I disagree. Children should earn money as we do. And, most importantly, they must be taught what to do with the money once it’s received.
I frequently speak on high school and college campuses and meet young people who have never worked a day in their lives. At 21 years old, many still somehow believe that money either really is grown on trees or that it magically falls from the clouds. There is a distinct disconnect between young people and this foreign concept of earning money.
At 42, Bruce Johnson, an Emmy-winning weekend news anchor for Washington, D.C.’s WUSA 9, appeared to an example of perfect health. He exercised regularly and had long given up bad habits like cigarettes and alcohol. So when Johnson started experiencing nausea, sweats and a strange feeling of discomfort while out on an assignment, the furthest cause from his mind was a heart attack.