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How Playing House Became Real

I never thought this day would come. Waking up in the hospital bed with one kidney gone and the other kidney in disarray, how could life had been so unfair was the question that first came to mind. Heavily medicated, I heard the doctor tell my wife, “If his other kidney does not wake up in the next 8-10 hours, then he will be on dialysis for the rest of his life,” and my wife began to cry over my bed.

It was 2011, and playing house had just gotten real. All I remembered at that time was did I pay the life insurance premium? Would my wife and kids be okay? Did I prepare my family financially to run the house in my absence? The only check box I could make at the time was I had paid the insurance premium, but I could not say I had answered all the other questions.

My name is Jenny Jones and I am a Financial Evangelist. You may be asking what a Financial Evangelist is. It is a person who is passionate and zealous about finances, yet who has lived another day to tell about it.

This blog will share real and raw life experiences about finances, and will shed life on real issues surrounding teens and teaching them about money. As a former insurance agent, stockbroker, college professor, army veteran, cancer survivor, stewardship instructor, son, husband, and most important, father I have experienced a great deal. I will share them all here in my blog.

Trying to figure out a way to introduce money to your kids or teens you have come to the right place. If you were trying to figure out some successful tips to retirement, this would be a great place to visit often. Thank you for visiting and see you back soon.