Getting Started: Budgeting Advice from Dave Ramsey

So let’s say you’re convinced that it would be a good idea to start budgeting.  Where exactly do you start? When it comes to budgeting for kids, we try to provide a lot of advice here on this site and in our book.  If you’re looking for advice on starting a budget for yourself, I’d recommend that you start off …

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Budgeting Changes Behavior

My original title for this post was “How Budgeting Changes Kids’ Behavior” – but I had to re-think that, because it changes parents’ behavior, too. This isn’t just the budgeting that we do in our adult lives (or lack thereof) but the conscious effort that we put forth in helping them to budget.  In short, when we help our kids …

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Setting Goals as a Parent: Happiness vs. Contentment

I spend a lot of time on this site talking about teaching kids about money- for the benefits it will get them later in life.  I also talk a lot about helping kids to set goals with their money.  I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about what goals we, as parents, have for our kids – probably because …

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The Allowance – Changing Role Over Time

I was playing around with Microsoft Excel the other day, and saw a way to explain the changing role of the allowance over time. Imagine you have a number of expectations from your kids, and from their allowance. These expectations will change over time as the child gets older. Before the age of four or so, there’s probably no need …

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Teaching Kids About Money: Fun Stuff – What We’re Reading Now

Even Warren Buffett knows that when it comes to teaching kids about money, it’s OK to have a little fun.  Buffett’s new video series, “Secret Millionaires Club” offers tips to kids on making investing an enjoyable activity. Kids will learn practical and valuable lessons about money management and can easily relate to the easy-going and fun, animated series. On the project, …

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Kids and Money Games – Teaching Kids About Money

Teaching kids about money doesn’t have to be boring or serious – you can learn a lot from a good game every now and then! Over the years we’ve all played and enjoyed the classics in money math games: Monopoly: great for learning to counting money and make change, but not a really good choice for financial literacy or learning …

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