• RSS Credit Dusters

    • CDTV Launch! March 30, 2011
        Credit Dusters has just launched our interactive television show. The network is called CDTV and it will start out with a daily show about all things credit. You can go there now…tv.creditdusters.com.
      creditdusters
    • New VW and Other Purchases I Didn’t Make June 4, 2008
      It seems strange considering my profession.  I recently pulled a copy of my credit report through the credit watch service  I am a member of.  I needed to purchase a car so I wanted to see where my scores stood and shop for the best interest rate.  To my surprise I had purchased a brand new […]
      creditdusters
    • Loan Modification – The Best Chance for Success April 30, 2008
      This week we are discussing a painful, but important situation that a lot of American consumers are facing. It is so scary to think that you might lose your home, but we want you to know that there is hope. We want to be a resource to those folks because we have been there and […]
      creditdusters
    • Beauty in Simplicity Chapter IV – The Final Verse April 25, 2008
      My family lives in a small, rural town in Southern Indiana. We are surrounded by a soy bean field with hundreds of sprawling acres across the street and a large lake that adjoins our property in the back. Sounds nice, right? Why am I so discontented?What is it that continues to drive me toward always […]
      creditdusters
    • Beauty in Simplicity Chapter III – The Endless Road April 24, 2008
      I began writing about the subject as a result of my daughter and I going on a field trip to our county 4-H last week. All the modern day farmers talking about raising chickens, cows, rabbits, and living off the land made me yearn for a life like that. This is my journey…The truth is […]
      creditdusters
    • Beauty in Simplicity Chapter II – What’s in the Box? April 23, 2008
      In his book, Halftime, author and successful businessman Bob Buford comments on the purpose of money in the following manner: Mike Kiami is a strategic planning consultant. He is brilliant. He is intuitive. He is demanding. He slices through all the pretense and posturing, and hones in on the core. He does not believe in […]
      creditdusters
    • Beauty In Simplicity – Chapter 1 April 22, 2008
      “Stop this train, I want to get off!” – Vanilla Ice Yesterday I touched on the fact that I am soul searching for the simple life. My wife and I used to think the Amish had the answer. I now know, as I mentioned, that I do not have to buy a farm and work […]
      creditdusters
    • A Rabbit Meat Shortage, The American Consumer, and Something About The Simple Life April 21, 2008
      I went on a field trip with my 3rd grade daughter this past week to our county 4-H. I learned a lot about farm animals. It was quite amazing because I saw the farmer of today and even with all the modern technology, (like a $280K combine that has a stereo, GPS system, and two seats) it […]
      creditdusters
    • How To Not Blow Your Tax Refund April 2, 2008
      In my previous post I wrote about the importance of filing even when you owe. Today I am going to give some helpful tips on preparing for your refund. Whether you are getting $500.00 or $5000.00 it is human nature to spend your money two or three times before it even hits the bank. I would encourage […]
      creditdusters
    • How To Proactively Protect Your Identity March 26, 2008
      Freecreditdusters.com has a great article on ID Theft – Check it out
      creditdusters
  • Credit, Credit Repair, Credit Reports, Credit Dusters

  • Blog Stats

    • 8,263 hits

The Game Of Life

springbreak08.gif The Game of Life has always been my family’s favorite board game. This is where you scratch your head and mouth the words, “Board game?”  Yes, I did say it. You know the pre-pixel version where the whole family gathers around the table and interacts with fun, laughter, and a little friendly competition. It is old school, but this is what my family will be doing on our first night of spring break.

 In the real game called Life, my wife and I have had many conversations about our kids (we have three) and their lack of understanding about money. We set up our nine-year-old daughter and our seven-year-old boy with their own savings accounts. The four-year-old is still too young. We are not frivolous spenders when it comes to our kids, but they still do not have a grasp of where money comes from and that it is not an infinite commodity.

We are really trying to get creative with our family nights and turn them into masked-over learning experiences as opposed to just another movie night. The movie night is the easy and lazy way of technically having family night.

Monday night we are going to eat dinner together with every electrical device unplugged. Yes, even my laptop…does it have an off button? Our first order of business is for each family member to tell their favorite part about the day. If you start this you will find that kids are just mini adults and they have a tendency to be very negative about their day. My daughter wants to start out about the latest gossip in her 3rd grade class. We gently, yet firmly, steer the conversation to positive stuff. Because none of my kids want to actually hear about my latest exploits starting a social networking site, I usually end up making some kind of story about the king of Persia calling me on a secret mission.

After we clear the table we get out the game for the night. Just like real life the Game of Life has a lot of twists and turns. We are hoping to share with our kids the value of family over the desire for pure worldly possessions.

It should be interesting. I will let you know tomorrow how it went.

Don’t forget to RSS (Subscribe) this site so you won’t miss out on the lastest updates: http://feeds.feedburner.com/wordpress/xqWu

You can also check out our other site which I will posting daily: http://freecreditdusters.com/

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: