Author - Chad Smith, CFP®

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Cultivating Money Smart Kids
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Spending More Time on Things You Enjoy

Cultivating Money Smart Kids

Piggy Bank with Coins
If you think back to your childhood, what were the biggest influences on how your view of money developed?  If you’re anything like me, this question triggers memories of the struggle between saving my hard-earned allowance and spending it on the newest pack of baseball cards in hopes of obtaining the rare 1989 Ken Griffey Jr. Upper Deck rookie card.

Since my wife and I just welcomed our second daughter into the world, I thought I would share some of the conversations that have been taking place at our house regarding how we plan to teach our daughters about …

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Spending More Time on Things You Enjoy

Now that I have two daughters under the age of 3, I don’t get out to the golf course very often.  Let’s just say there have not been a plethora of great shots recently.  As I was reflecting on one of my recent rounds, I began to think about my priorities and how that relates to how I spend my time.  If playing golf was more of a priority for me currently, I would play more and likely be more consistent with my shot-making, thus resulting in lower scores over time.  I would be spending time perfecting the process.  Luckily, …

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