Saturday, April 22, 2017

Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam (Teacher)

Just a quick note that I have been made a Sunbeam teacher! These are (at least for my Ward) ages 3-5. A fun age! Needless to say, I thought I'd share what I've been doing for lessons. Here is the blog link: Dawn's Sunbeam Page Enjoy!

Picking Cell Phone Providers And Plans

I've gone back to the beginning of the Radical Personal Finance podcasts and came upon this gem that I'll be using later when I decide to upgrade from my Tracphone.  There is some great information here!

Episode 4: Radical Personal Finance

Friday, April 21, 2017

The New Treasure

A new book to treasure and use.  I'm currently reading ebooks from the same author and am enjoying them a great deal.

Her website:

Monday, April 17, 2017

The King, The Kaiser And the Czar

A very interesting video regarding one of the last times the royal houses of Europe would gather on friendly (maybe not so friendly) terms.  The devastating rifts created in World War I would forever change these relatives - and the nations they ran.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

What Would You Tell Your Teenage Self?

This is a blog post that stems from a vlog on YouTube about things about Finance you wished you learned in high school.  Given that I worked with middle schoolers for a while, I can appreciate this topic, as I did try to incorporate some of these lessons with them.  One thing is for sure, those kids will now know how to calculate a budget on Excel.  LOL.

If I could travel back to when I was in high school, one of the biggest financial things I would do is to sneak a copy of The Millionaire Next Door and give it to myself.  I was already saving money, and had learned some of the basics of balancing out a savings account book (great practice for reconciling a checking account register), and had some idea of compounding interest.

I was, however, part of the regular tuning audience for a television show called Lifestyles of The Rich And Famous.

I grew up middle class, and when I was in high school, I was convinced that this was how all wealthy people lived.

I would want myself to understand that the majority of the truly wealthy people don't live like this, but have ordinary lives, with jobs that are not so glamorous.

I would also tell myself that, despite everything that will happen to me in the future, it will be okay.  Yes, I have my struggles - not just financially - but it will be okay.