Teenagers – More Responsible Than You Think

Raising teens is hard.  They’re not going to learn self-reliance unless they’re given some freedom – but how much freedom is too much?  We have fears (and sometimes the hope) that we’ll give them some of the freedom they’re looking for, and they’ll just mess it up, and come back to us for advice. It may appear that we really …

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College is for Suckers

“There’s a sucker born every minute.” We’ve all heard the quote, originally targeted at circus-goers.  I think it applies to a large swatch of college-goers as well. Why do so many kids leave college deep in debt with bleak prospects at employment?  They’ve fallen for one or more of the following traps: They’ve paid way too much learned way too …

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How Much Do Our Teens Know About Managing Money?

We talk a lot about teaching kids to manage their money on this site. In fact, most of the people we come in contact with know it’s important, but recently two pieces of media came to our attention. The first is a study that was done by Champlain College’s Center for Financial Literacy.  In it, eleven states scored an “F” on …

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