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Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not) Live Event!

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Thank you to Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not) for sponsoring this post.

Last week, I had the privilege of attending a Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not) live event. This book is by personal finance expert, journalist, and bestselling author Beth Kobliner and is based on the latest research from the fields of psychology, child development, and behavioral economics. As a young parent to three beautiful (wild) children, I want to expand my personal knowledge of financial responsibility and ways to teach these principals to my children throughout their lives.

 Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not) is a jargon-free, step-by-step guide to help parents teach their kids from ages three to twenty-three about money. I personally hate math and generally anything that involves numbers (except discount percentages – those are my fav) and this book is easy to read, understand and implement.

For example, I love this idea Beth gives of having children disperse money into three different jars; Save, Spend & Give. This simple yet smart method teaches children the importance of dividing their money in thoughtful ways. The beauty of this book is that it is full of “teachable moments” like this one, that allows parents to learn how to teach their kids character traits that are important in all aspects of life. Such as a strong work ethic, the ability to exercise self-control, weigh our choices carefully,  perseverance to work toward long and short term goals, and a generous spirit.

In addition to learning a ton, I enjoyed meeting other awesome Bloggers that have like-minded goals for their families. The snacks weren’t bad either.

If you are looking for ways to teach your children financial responsibility, I highly recommend Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not).

This book is out now and available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. If you pick up a copy, let me know what you think!

Special thank you to Green Vintage Photography for these gorgeous images.

XOXO

Tiffany

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Beth Kobliner Company LLC.

 

Target Promo Codes via CouponBox!

Last week I had to run  into Target to grab a couple quick items and at checkout my total was less than $20. Ruby announced to the cashier and myself, “Well that’s got to be some kind of record!” Thanks Ruby. I love when my 5 year old calls me out on my Target addiction.

Couponbox.com is an awesome savings and coupon website that regularly publishes stories & advice related to finance and budgeting. They also offer coupons for places I already shop at, like Target.

Check out these awesome savings over at https://www.couponbox.com/coupons/target

BRB gotta go spend all my money.

XOXO // Tiffany

Lookie Boo loves Borrow Mini Couture!

Lookie Boo would like to first thank Amanda Rose Photography for shooting this editorial! Make sure to check out her Photography Blog and “like” her on Facebook! Additionally, Amanda and I both would like to thank Jackie’s Flowers in Historic Elk Grove, CA for allowing us to invade their GORGEOUS space. If you are a lover of things vintage and INCREDIBLE, you must visit Jackie’s shop. You’ll see why below.

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Borrow Mini Couture (BMC) is the first and only venture of its kind to bring the high-end fashion rental phenomenon to children’s clothing. Its partnerships with over 30 premier designers, including Versace, Chloe, Stella McCartney, Rachel Riley and Roberto Cavalli, allow parents to dress their children in designer clothing at a fraction of the cost.

“My children grow so quickly that it can get very expensive to dress them, especially in a special-occasion outfit they’ll only wear once,” said Heidi Lieske, CEO of BMC. “Now, parents can get designer quality clothing at affordable mall prices.”

I was ECSTATIC to discover Borrow Mini Couture for obvious reasons. When I found out Ruby’s Christian Dior dress had arrived at our door step (completely insured, btw) I texted Amanda Bellamy right away, because I don’t know what calls for a photo shoot if Dior doesn’t. Amanda captured Ruby’s Day in Dior so beautifully. See the magic below and find out more about Borrow Mini Couture as well.

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Through BMC’s easy-to-use website, customers can borrow outfits for five days with free shipping and free insurance included in every order. With the recent launch of a boy’s line, BMC now offers thousands of outfits for girls and boys in sizes six months to four years. Parents can choose from up to 400 different styles from Dior, Jottum, Il Gufo, Appaman, Moschino, Simonetta, David Charles of London, Fendi, Baby Graziella, Baby CZ and more. Rental prices start at $30.

“We add to our collection each season to be sure we carry the latest trends as well as the classic styles. Our goal is to offer a variety of designers to meet the different fashion preferences of its customers,” said Melissa Brown, buyer for BMC. This season, BMC is proud to announce the addition of Pampolina, Charabia, Sonya Rykiel, Right Bank Baby, Microbe by Miss Grant, Hugo Boss and Crewcuts to our lineup. BMC’s Fall/Winter and Holiday 2013 collections are now available.

With the U.S. children’s clothing and accessories category predicted to grow annually at 7 percent over the next five years, twice as fast as women’s apparel and 40 percent faster than men’s apparel, the children’s U.S. clothing industry is forecasted to reach $80 billion by 2017 (Source: Marketline Global Childrenswear Market Report, 2013). Brands such as Gucci, Oscar de la Renta and Lanvin are jumping into the children’s category at the same time designer rental companies, like Rent the Runway, Bag, Borrow or Steal, and Nearly Newlywed, have seen tremendous growth.
Borrow Mini Couture, formerly Borrow Baby Couture, is an online startup company located just north of Baltimore that allows parents to rent special occasion clothes at up to 80% off of retail.

DESIGNERS
• For girls: A. Bird, Appaman, Baby CZ, Baby Graziella, Charabia, Chloe, David Charles, Dior, Elle, Fendi, I Pinco Pallino, Il Gufo, Isabel Garreton, John Galliano, Jottum, Magil, Microbe by Miss Grant, Moschino, Pampolina, Rachel Riley, Right BankBabies, Roberto Cavalli, Simonetta, Sonia Rykiel, Stella McCartney, Versace, Victoria Kids and Zoe
• For boys: Crewcuts and Hugo Boss

SIZES
• For girls: sizes 9 months- 4 years
• For boys: sizes 2 years- 4 years

PRICE POINTS AND RENTAL DETAILS
• Every rental price includes shipping both ways and insurance
• Rental prices range from $30- $99
• Rental periods are 5 days
• Customers can reserve their rental up to a year in advance

OCCASIONS
• Weddings (flower girls, ring bearers, and guests)
• Birthday parties
• Holidays
• Photo shoots
• Parties
• Family events

Lookie Boo would again like to thank Amanda Rose Photography for shooting this editorial! Make sure to check out her Photography Blog and “like” her on Facebook! Additionally, Amanda and I both would like to thank Jackie’s Flowers in Historic Elk Grove, CA for allowing us to invade their GORGEOUS space. If you are a lover of things vintage and INCREDIBLE, you must visit Jackie’s shop.

Zara for All

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