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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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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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Gone to Disney World!

The Jolly Ledger Family is off to Disney World this week! Here was the general reaction when we broke the news to Little Miss TJL at her second (!) birthday party   so far this year (what a con artist).

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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 – 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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Saving Money on School Supplies

It is that time again in the Jolly Ledger household to venture to Walmart and spend our hard earned money on school supplies. We could go hard core and buy nothing, but in truth, it sort of raises moral and … 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 – What your kid wants more than anything in the world

“Nope, it’s not your time.” Image Source One brisk and windy Saturday morning, the family and I decided to walk to the breakfast place that is near our house. I got my usual, eggs and bacon; Mr. TJL got a … Continue reading

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The Kid’s Ledger – Millennium Falcon

“Enlightenment is intimacy with all things.” – Dogen Like your toilet paper rolls… The Jolly Ledger loves to reuse materials, especially when it means creating masterpieces like this one (see above). That’s right folks, that’s the Millennium Falcon. It is … Continue reading

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