Financial Education for Kids Blog

Financial Education for Very Young Kids – Emergent Financial Literacy

  For some reason, I used to ask my seven-month-old “Who’s the Champion?” I’d raise her fists like Rocky Balboa. I’d do it once or twice a week for my…

Financial Education for Kids – Great Advice from Granddad

My Granddad was one of the most money-smart, money-confident people I ever met. I’m dedicating my upcoming book on allowance to him.   His best piece of advice to me…

Financial Education for Kids – Just Get Started

Rather than overthink your exact plan of action, just find a simple plan and get started.   Need a simple plan? Here you go.   Don’t get too caught up in…

Financial Education for Kids – We’re Making a Choice

  Whether we decide to pursue teaching our kids to be money-smart from a young age or not, we’re making a choice.   If we decide not to actively teach our children financial education,…

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How an Allowance Can Prevent Your Teenager from Breaking an iPhone – AGAIN!

How an Allowance Can Prevent Your Teenager from Breaking an iPhone – AGAIN!   What makes a great neighborhood party guest? The neighbor with the scoop on local gossip? A…

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It Won’t Make You Happy: Advice from a Reformed Spending Junkie

I’m a reformed spending junkie. Back in the 1980s, I made routine runs to the Willowbrook Mall in Wayne, New Jersey, to buy pens at the Koenig Art Emporium. We…

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3 money-smart skills you should teach your child earlier than you might think

  Start financial literacy lessons early — and I don’t mean as a Freshman in high school.   “Parents’ influence on their children’s understanding of money management begins early…before they…

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New App Introduces Kids to The Money Mammals Fundamentals: Financial Literacy Concepts that Every Child Should Learn

One of my daughter’s first savings goals was for a Razor scooter. I remember walking with her to make that purchase almost seven years ago now. She was initially distracted by the…

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Are you interested in raising a money-smart kid?

  Are you interested in raising a money-smart kid? Or are you in a position to potentially influence families to raise money-smart kids? (I’m looking at you, my credit union…

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Financial Literacy for Kids: What to Do for Your Kids at Every Age (From 2- to 12-year-olds and Beyond)

    “Let me please introduce myself. I’m a man of wealth and taste.”   I am listening to the Rolling Stone’s “Sympathy for the Devil” as I craft this…