Sunday, June 28, 2009

Response to Comment...

Thanks Tatum! You brought up some interesting thoughts...
"Never to pay a bill unless you were willing to pay it" Wow! We were taught that it wasn't appropriate to ask how much things cost, because if you had to ask, you couldn't pay for it!  
'Well, she was taught how to budget very very early~ I found her Journal in the attic a month or so ago. One key element to her success as a single Mom was that she was taught the value of the dollar early on. She had to budget for every little thing she spent her allowance on. I'll post a an image of her allowance journal to the blog so you can see her accounting as a 9 year old! Sharing was simply an integral part of the Canadian civic culture. 
Take a look at her ledger above!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Home Economics - Where Did It Go?

Hi Everyone!

My name is Lalie and I created Moonjar and I wanted to share a couple of thoughts I had today. 

I was taking a walk this morning with my dogs and was thinking about the local Homeschool show we just went to this week-end. There were so many families wanting to teach their children (young and old!) about money that it got me thinking...

What happened to Home Economics and what if we all reflected on the Three or Four things our Mother’s said about money? 

Here’s what my Mother said:


"THE RAINY DAY DOES HAPPEN! Buy a long term Bond, CD or Treasury Bill. Put it in a bank deposit box and forget about it! When it matures you will be happy you did."


"Remember to account for your bless'd/right to freedom: TAXES!"

"Do your research and always ask questions. Count your change – It’s YOUR money after all and every little bit counts! It’s the idea of understanding whose pocket you are putting your money into. Yours, the shopkeeper’s or a little in both?"


Her 3 children are her first priority and her rule is to share equally between us three.

Her community charities and volunteer work always came after us. She never gave us so much that it would strangle our professional/educational pursuits. 

These simple yet powerful tools were the reason why I created Moonjar

What are the tools your Mother or Father taught YOU about Spending, Saving and Sharing? 

Happy Trails!