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Why give the gift of financial literacy?

We all like to give our kids the best we can afford, don’t we? We also wouldn’t dream of having them grow up without the grounding of a good education. Sometimes though, while trying to provide our kids with physical items and a good secular education, one of the most important gifts we can give to our children can often be overlooked, the gift of financial literacy.

As April is financial literacy month in the US this post is part of a group of posts being shared today by personal finance bloggers who are relating their greatest money A-ha moments. My eldest son started school this year as a result a huge A-ha moment has come my way as I’ve been reminded about the kind of things that are taught at schools and those that aren’t, and even more importantly what a huge responsibility that places on me as a parent. A-ha!

Work Stress – At what point would you quit?

As much as I hate to drag the mood down on a Friday, I’ve been reading a couple of stories about work place stress this morning that really saddened me. Both stories involved a rise in workers committing suicide due to work related stress. One story on CNN focused on a recently highlighted rise in work stress related suicides within the banking industry and the other looked at an investigation being undertaken by French mobile telecoms giant Orange after they noticed a sharp rise in stress related workplace suicides.

As I was reading these articles I did start to wonder just what could cause a person to make such a sad decision, rather than quitting their job?

Dealing With Stress Part 1 – Friends and Perspective

As much as we would all love to live in a world where problems don’t exist and life is just one big feel good movie, unfortunately life just isn’t like that, at least not all of the time. Sometimes life can get tough for every single one of us. If anyone out there feels that they have never been in a tough spot then I’d have to ask you if your name is Truman Burbank (The Truman Show) or question whether you’ve been living in a dream for the past however many years. Life can get tough and many people have real difficulty dealing with the stress hard times can bring. So how can we deal with stress? Be it emotional, physical or financial?

42nd edition of the Carnival of Financial Independence

Hey everyone!

Welcome to the 42nd edition of the Carnival of Financial Independence, a selection of the best articles related to Financial Independence this week. If you would like to be included next week, please submit your post via Blogger Carnivals. If you would like to host a future edition, you can contact Pauline at Reach Financial Independence.

  • You can submit a post that was published during the last month
  • The posts have to relate to reaching financial independence, and fit within the following categories: Savings and Simple living, Travel and Lifestyle, Wealth and Passive income, Real Estate and Investing, or Self employment and Career.
  • Submit by Wednesday night for the Saturday edition
  • Please mention the carnival in your roundups if you have been featured!