My name is Joe Green. I am a 35 year old father of one that is working on adopting another child and maybe more after that. I have a pretty good life. I have everything I need and my family is managing to set aside extra money every month to pay extra on debts. I couldn’t ask for much more than this.
However, my 8 year old daughter isn’t thrilled about spending more time learning than she has to, instead she wants to play. I don’t know how soon that will change, but I hope it does, because I want her to be better off than I was when I went out into the world.
Like many people, the system didn’t teach me anything growing up. My parents didn’t and the school didn’t. I didn’t have any special training or anything at all. I only learned about how to handle money as an adult by sitting down and reading books until I had a handle on basically everything there was to know. Luckily, I didn’t get myself into a hole that I couldn’t dig my way out of during that time.
Now, I feel like I know as much as there is to know, but I don’t feel like I am really able to share my knowledge very well. I would like to share what I know with whoever else it can help, particularly my child(ren). I just hope that my kids will listen (and anyone else out there that comes across this too.