The Best Credit Cards for Teens

What’s the best way to teach kids how to use plastic?  What are the best credit cards for teens to have? I’m not talking about getting them hooked on credit cards, but rather how to use a debit/credit card, and how to manage spending. In essence, how to build their financial literacy. It’s easy enough to just get a debit …

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Set Your Kids Up to Fail!

You read that right.  You need to think of ways to set your kids up for failure. Failure is a part of life.  Learning to deal with failure is vital if you want to succeed. I see way too many kids who have never been allowed to experience disappointment or failure.  They have been raised to believe that they just …

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Starting Fresh – Just Move!

It’s the New Year, and time for some new beginnings. There’s a lot of optimism this time of year, and for good reason. This time of year, we believe that anything is possible. This is a great time of year to think about how you’re going to handle your kids, your finances, and your kids’ finances. These can be handled …

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Allowance: Moving from “Getting” to “Earning”

When we first started giving our kids an allowance, we had a core philosophy that the allowance wasn’t payment for being good, or doing their chores. Rather, the allowance was a recognition that we trusted them to make their own spending decisions, using money we would have spent for their benefit regardless. Now that they’re all teenagers, we’re going to …

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