Tag: controlled spenders

Would Money Change Us?

Recently we have been discussing the trend towards coddled kids and helicopter parenting and it is probably no surprise if you have read our blogs that we wish our kids to be independent and to appreciate experience over material goods.  I suggested in a previous blog that I felt that one of the reasons this trend towards coddled kids is that the purchasing… Read more →

The Long Term Effects of Helicopter Parenting

Lisa and I recently watched a documentary called ‘Hyper Parents & Coddled Kids’ which examines the phenomena of Helicopter Parenting.  Helicopter Parents is a term used to describe parents who constantly hover over their children to solve problems that may occur in their lives and make sure they stay safe.  The documentary describes these parents as ‘over involved, over protective,… Read more →

Hand Me Downs – Pay it Forward

Somewhere along the line hand-me-downs became a negative term.  Sure there are some kids who do not like wearing their older sister’s clothes, though Bryce does like Annika’s old pink slippers, I would suggest that if you move past the stereotypes hand-me-downs can be a great way of saving money on kids clothes and equipment.  This is especially true during the younger years when kids… Read more →

Proud of Being Frugal

Hello……….my name is Martin……..and I’m………………..umm……….frugal.  There it is.  It’s all out in the open.  I AM FRUGAL.  I am not ashamed anymore………….I’m free!!!!! Actually I was never ashamed of being frugal, in fact I have always been proud of my thriftiness.  However my accomplishments in frugality were never received with the appreciation I expected.  Being called cheap is not usually a… Read more →