Financial Education for Kids Blog

Want to learn more about financial education for kids?

 

John Lanza, creator of The Money Mammals financial education program for kids and author of the “Share & Save & Spend Smart” picture book trilogy, leverages more than a decade of experience in the money-smart movement to bring you his newest book, The Art of Allowance.

 

The Art of Allowance was written by John to help parents like you raise money-smart, money-empowered kids. Click here to learn more.

 

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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…

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Financial Education for Kids: 3 FAQ’s that Might Pique Your Interest

  I gave a talk last night to a terrific group of parents at an area school. I really liked a few of the questions they raised as they illuminated some interesting…

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Financial Education for Kids: The Grow Jar

  When your kid hits her tween years, it might be time to incorporate a Grow jar to go along with your Share, Save and Spend Smart jars. It’s time…

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A Strategy to Minimize Impulse Purchases

  “Delaying consumption does not drive people to unmitigated self-denial. Rather, it drives them to maximize their happiness, whatever form that takes.” from Happy Money   Two big themes in…

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Kids Do What We Do: Restraint and Financial Education for Kids

  “We are NOT living in a 300-square-foot apartment,” noted my wife this morning. “Of course not, honey,” I noted. “That was for a couple. We’ll need 600 for our…

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Financial Education for Kids Thought for the Day: Starting Financial Education for Kids Early May Help Them Learn Self-Control

Getting kids started on the financial education path early is strongly suggested by research.   Inhibition is “the ability to stay focused on a task in the face of internal and external…

Financial Education for Kids Thought for the Day: Start as Early as Possible

  I am reviewing some of the incredibly useful youth financial literacy research as I prepare my Foundation FOCUS Summit talk next week.   Take a gander at this poignant passage from “The Effectiveness…

Financial Education for Kids Thought for the Day: Why You Don’t Need to Tie Chores to Your Kids’ Allowance

“Why shouldn’t I tie chores to allowance?” This is a question I am commonly asked.   Chores are an important part of growing up. They will help your kids learn…