halloween, kids, money

How To Use Halloween Candy To Make Your Kids Rich

1 Comment 02 November 2013

They did a study where they put a child in a room with a marshmallow.  They told the child they could eat this one marshmallow now, but if they waited 15 minutes, they could have two marshmallow.  Most of kids couldn’t wait and gobbled up the marshmallow right away, but some kids were able to wait the 15 minutes and got two.  They then tracked these kids through high school and into adulthood, and found some pretty incredible things.  The kids who could wait ended up averaging 210 points higher on their SAT skills.  Because these kids could practice delayed gratification- putting off something good now for something better later- they became better savers and investors and became much wealthier in life.  (from Richard Paul Evans’ “Five Lessons A Millionaire Taught Me About Life and Wealth.”) Continue Reading

halloween, syd

Pickin’ pumkins

1 Comment 28 September 2008

While Brooklyn and mommy made brownies, Sydney and I went way out in the country to get pumpkins from Uncle Wally’s Pumpkin Mart.

“Whoa!  Where did all these pumpkins come from?”
“I think I can pick up all of these.  Lift with your legs, not with your back.”

“I can pick up this wimpy one with just two fingers.”
“Some guy in the parking lot just told my daddy he had a good looking son.  Seriously, dude, I’m wearing pastel polka dots!”

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