Category Archives: Kid’s Ledger

Kid’s Ledger – Developing Financial Intelligence (and basic competence, dammit!)

This past year in school, Little Miss learned about commerce. She became particularly interested in marketplaces and started making all sorts of crap to sell. She tried to sell us, her customer base, scraps of paper and weird little creatures … Continue reading

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Kids’ Ledger – Revenge of the Tooth Fairy

Little Miss TJL has been hoarding her baby teeth. Every time one has fallen out she has decided that she would rather have the tooth than exchange it for money. Problem is that she plays with them like toys, so … Continue reading

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Kid’s Ledger – Power of Suggestion

Positive feedback is known to have a direct correlation to self-worth just as power of suggestion can be used to drive results. Children can teach us a lot about the power of suggestion and since I am a personal financial … Continue reading

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The Kid’s Ledger – The Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead is a holiday primarily celebrated in the central and southern regions of Mexico. Family and friends gather to remember loved ones who have died. The tradition is steeped in ritual and is designed to help … Continue reading

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The Kid’s Ledger – The Big Reveal

Little Miss TJL recently went to her best friend’s birthday party. It was just the two of them (along with parents and grandparents, of course); they went to an amusement park modeled after the North Pole . There’s the Candy … Continue reading

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The Kid’s Ledger – Writing is hard

Little Miss TJL is in the first grade (which started two weeks ago, already). Generally, our routine is homework after school and I always ask her about her day. LM: “We have to write a lot. Journaling is hard.” TJL: … Continue reading

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The Kid’s Ledger – School’s In!

Thus it begins, another grueling school year. Little Miss TJL starts the first grade. Dare I say, this is her first year of real school? Kindergarten seemed real enough but there is something very tangible about the first grade. Homework … Continue reading

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The Kid’s Ledger – The Hawaii Vacation

In the normal world, sport parenting is when you enroll your child in sports early in the hopes that they become physically fit and confident. At the Jolly Ledger, we consider sport parenting to be having only one kid. With … Continue reading

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The Kid’s Ledger – Fun in the Sun

As you have probably noticed, the kid’s ledger is not really about money. In fact, I haven’t talked about how to instill good money habits in children at all. Instead, we believe it is better to foster ideas like wants … Continue reading

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The Kid’s Ledger – Free Days

Little Miss TJL just graduated from kindergarten. Now we must fill her days and hope her brain doesn’t turn to mush. Unfortunately, this little guy broke his leg, so we built him a wheelchair.

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