Budgeting Blunders – Why bailouts (for kids) are bad

One word that we got to hear way too much of back in 2009 was “Bailout.”  Banks, investment houses, auto manufacturers – it seemed like they were all either lining up for a bailout, or were having a bailout forced on them, by the U.S. government.  Are you following that same bad example in your house?  When your kids come …

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Using Powerball to Teach Kids About Money

Powerball is all over the news this week, with (apparently) one winning ticket sold in Florida worth nearly $600M.  What are kids learning from this?  As a parent, you’re in a great position to take current events from the news and shape them into interesting conversations with your kids.  I had a conversation with my daughter this morning.  She asked …

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Punishment-Free Parenting: When It Works

There was recently a brief segment on NBC’s Today Show, where The Experts commented on the “Punishment-Free Parenting” style adopted by Will Smith  in raising his children.  The panel didn’t agree with this philosophy one bit, but I’d like to throw this into a different light: The core philosophy around our financial education method as outlined in our book, as …

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When Kids Bring Home the Bacon – Kids Earning Income

One of these days, if they haven’t already, your kid is going to come home with more money than she left with.  Congratulations, there’s another income in the family!  This is great news, and is the start of a whole new financial education for both of you.  There are a couple of key things to consider: What should kids do …

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What Should You Do To Teach Your Kids About Money?

What can you be doing to teach your kids about money?  There’s been a lot of coverage of this question in the press recently, and surprisingly, I agree with most of it!  Here’s a couple of recent news articles, with some of my commentary thrown in: From CBS MarketWatch: “What Should You Teach Your Kids About Money?” “If we want …

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