How Students Can Maximize Their Financial Literacy

The state of financial and economic atmosphere in the present world is a vital knowledge for scholars and financial experts. Without this knowledge, many individuals and even corporate institutions fall victims to unfavorable financial positions, for example, defaults in loan repayment and inability...

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How To Raise Money-Smart Kids

A while ago, my 3-year-old was at his grandparents’ house. At one point, he went through the house turning lights off and scolded his grandmother saying, “Grandma, you’re wasting money!” I wonder who he got that from. But on a serious note, how do you raise kids that are good with money? I’m convi...

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Family Finance Fav$s

Make Kids Journal Their Money Requests Asking mom and dad for extra money is a little too easy. Not that kids are nefarious or anything, but harried parents are a pretty easy con. “I’m in a rush, so I’ll just flip Johnny a 5.” “Did I just give Suzy 10 dollars on Monday, or was that l...

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Teaching Kids About Money With Books

I believe our relationship with money starts from a very young age. My relationship with money was probably a lot like many others. Like many kids, I would ask for a lot of things. Like everything. I got a lot of “no’s” that prompted me to ask “why.” Which was met with “we can’t afford that” if my ...

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Beyond Cash and Gift Cards: 4 Creative Financial Gifts for Kids

“Hey kid, here’s 20 bucks.” “No thank you,” said no kid ever. That’s right. No kid is going to hate you for handing over cold hard cash as a present this holiday season. The same holds for gift cards, as long as you get the brand right. That might be a little trickier than you think, judging by...

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On Frugality and Teenagers

In last week’s survey, quite a few of you said you wondered how it’s possible to stay frugal when you’ve got teens in the house. I’m not super far into the teen years (only two of mine are teens so far, and the oldest is only 16), but I’m glad to share my thoughts on this topic so far. (Incidental...

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4 Easy Steps in 4 Weeks that Teach Kids Great Money Habits

The right money habits can transform lives and futures. It does not matter how much you have to start. So, parents, take the following 4 easy steps over a four week period and start the process of teaching your kids great money habits! It is a super way to begin a child’s financial education a...

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Financial Literacy Month : 3 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Setting Up a 529 Plan

If you have a child or are expecting at some point, your thoughts turn to planning for their future. One of the biggest challenges, parents face when thinking about their child’s future is how to pay for the ever increasing cost of college. According to the National Center for Education Statistics u...

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5 Fun Games that Teach Kids About Money Management

Learning about finances can be intimidating and let’s face it, sometimes just boring. Have some fun with these five games that teach children about budgeting and money management. Monopoly The board game Monopoly provides several teachable opportunities for money management. Each player mai...

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