Finding Money for Summer Camp

Summer camps are smart.  They know that now, during the bitter cold of the winter, is the best time to send out their brochures to get us thinking about the warmth and fun of summer! Let’s face it – it’s a fantastic summer treat to get a week (or two) of quiet time around the house while the kids are …

BretFinding Money for Summer Camp

Teaching Kids About Money Using Our Cozy Kid Corporation

  One of the questions we get asked most often about teaching kids about money is what we call the money we give our kids.  I always think this is such a funny question because I don’t really believe that what you call something makes much difference at all. In our family, we call the money we give our kids …

TracieTeaching Kids About Money Using Our Cozy Kid Corporation

Teaching Kids to Save Money

So you’ve been teaching your kids to save money: what do you do when they want to take money out of savings?  There’s a couple of key issues here: What should they be able to spend savings on? How much should they be able to take out of savings? How will they ever accumulate savings, if they’re spending their savings? …

BretTeaching Kids to Save Money

The Great Cell Phone Debate – Another Way for Kids to Manage Money

When it comes to teaching kids about money, the first BIG challenge most kids will get these days will be the cell phone.  It’s become almost a rite of passage for a teenager – a sign that they’ve “grown up,” and a tool to fit in with their friends. But as a parent, how do you know when to let …

BretThe Great Cell Phone Debate – Another Way for Kids to Manage Money

When Money Lessons Are Hard – Part Two

It was ticket buying day, and we had a problem.  Two of our kids had saved enough money to purchase plane tickets to see grandma and grandpa but the third had not.  If you’re wondering what I’m talking about, you’ll want to see last week’s post here. Now, obviously this came as no surprise to Bret and I.  After all, …

TracieWhen Money Lessons Are Hard – Part Two

A Budget Will Save You Millions (Literally)

We’ve all had occasion in our lives to come across some money, and blow it on something stupid.  You see it all the time with kids – they get $50 for their birthday, and it burns a hole in their pocket.  A week later, it’s gone, and there’s really nothing to show for it but a bunch of receipts and …

BretA Budget Will Save You Millions (Literally)

When Money Lessons Are Hard

It’s that time of year again in Minnesota when thoughts turn to warm spring break vacations and I wonder when this idea became commonplace.  When I was growing up we had “Energy Week” in February, where all of the schools shut down for one week as a way to save energy, but we really never went anywhere.  Now it seems …

TracieWhen Money Lessons Are Hard

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