Mama's Blessed : Mamas Tell All // Planning The Future

Mamas Tell All // Planning The Future

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

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   This week the topic is: Planning for the Future - Do you have a living will, guardianship and college saving funds in place. What's necessary and how do you make sure your child is prepared for the future? 

 Thinking about the future when it comes to myself is some what stressing. Thinking about the future of my family can be overwhelming. I feel pretty much like every other parent in the world, I want the best for my children. Better than what I have had. Preparing this post has me thinking about things that I have not even thought of just yet. Even though my toddler is just now 2 years old, & the other is not even here yet I should be thinking more about their future. I want to be able to pay for their first cars, their college, make sure that they are taking care of when Keith & I are gone. We have some things worked out & some plans in the making. My minis & my family are my everything. I want to make sure they are taken care of best I can! I want to teach them to be good with their money & save. Something I have had a hard time with in the past. But I also want them to know that money is not everything, but they need to be responsible. Something I am still working on now. 

 Next week the topic is: Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle when you have children.

12 comments:

  1. I think we all want what's best for our kids...and it's so hard to know what this is! Keep it up mama, you're doing great!

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  2. Open up Kenzie and Mina a minors savings account. When they get money for birthdays etc put it in there. When they are a little older teach them when they get money ( allowance, birthday, etc.) To put at least 50 % in bank and they can spend other 50%. But to always be thoughtful in spending.

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  3. Thanks, & yeah that is so true!

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  4. I will def have to do that!

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  5. oooh mama! The "wanting what's best for them" is on every mother's mind. ESP if you know how you were raised and you want your kids to be better. I know there's definitely things I'd like to change, but like you said- it takes time. one step at a time. you'll get there! :)

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  6. Claire has a savings account. It doesn't have a lot in there, but we put all her bday, Christmas, etc. money in there. Hopefully someday it will make a dent in college! :)

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  7. We all want what's best for our kids! Hugs mama you are doing GREAT!

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  8. Great thoughts, Ashley! My husband and I were talking last night about how to impart that financial responsibility without making your kids grow up too fast in the process. I'm curious to see how this road will go :) I am thankful that my husband's grandparents put money into a savings account for my son. It is so generous and helpful for the long run! You're doing great!

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  9. Thanks, & that sounds awesome that you have someone in your family that see it is just as important as giving the child a gift/toy!

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  10. Same to you mama! <3

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  11. We will have to do that for our minis as well, but Kenzie hasnt got to that point of receiving cash instead of toys/clothes/books.

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  12. true. :) I for sure want my kids to be better with their money that Me & keith are.

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