The Automatic Allowance

Managing an allowance doesn’t have to be a lot of work. Neither does keeping track of how well your kids are doing in managing their spending to their budget. In fact, it’s possible to make and allowance almost completely automatic. Here’s how: Get your child a pre-paid visa card linked to your bank account. We have used the USBank VisaBuxx card …

BretThe Automatic Allowance

Mom’s Dirty Little Secret

If you’ve been following our blog for a while, you know that we have kids who have been on a budget since they were 7 & 8 years old.  You can read more about that here. What we’ve never really discussed, however, is that when the budget meetings are held, I am nowhere to be found. Sure, Bret and I …

TracieMom’s Dirty Little Secret

Too Hard to Teach Kids About Money? Give Up!

Recently I read a story in the Huffington Post that made me cringe with disbelief.  The article was about teaching kids to manage money and on some points I could agree.  But then she made the following comment about parents who forget to give an allowance on a regular basis: “So, skip the guilt trips and stop trying. How about …

TracieToo Hard to Teach Kids About Money? Give Up!

The Teenage Brain Never Ceases to Amaze

We’ve been touting the praises of the Visa Buxx card for a while now.  We moved our kids over to the prepaid debit card as a way to more easily give them their allowance each month now that they had mastered their cash and envelopes budgeting system.  We decided it was the next step in teaching kids about money. This …

TracieThe Teenage Brain Never Ceases to Amaze

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