Financial Education for Kids Blog

The Thrift Shift?

  I heard a very interesting story this Thursday on NPR’s Morning Edition. Linda Wertheimer chatted with The Wall Street Journal‘s David Wessell about the recent rebound in the savings…

President’s Council Report

  “While there are many causes to the economic problems facing this country, it is undeniable that lack of financial literacy is a contributing factor.”   -Charles Schwab, Chairman of…

40,000 Reasons You Can’t Ignore

  “Children are already a major target audience for advertisers. American companies currently spend $15 billion a year on marketing and advertising to children under the age of 12—twice the…

President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy

  I am following up my post from December 11th to let you know that the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy will present its annual report on January 6th.…

President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy

  Just in case you weren’t convinced of the importance of youth financial literacy, the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy (Yes, there is one.) is releasing a draft recommendation…

Mistakes Is Good

  There may be no better teacher than a good, old-fashioned mistake. For a time, my five-year-old daughter had been sinking all of her money into her Save jar after…

Turning the Corner

  I see one huge silver lining in the current economic crisis our world is facing: Financial literacy is already becoming a huge hot topic. I’ve seen a marked increase…

Needs and Wants Redux

  Needs and wants: It’s incredibly important to distinguish between the two. I’ve talked about this before, but it bears repeating. Why? I heard a report on NPR this week…

When Tough Times Affect the Kids

  Read Sue Schellenbarger’s article in The Wall Street Journal today. She has some terrific points about how we can talk to our kids about how the current financial crisis is affecting…

Rethink It

  Do you and your family feel pressured to get gifts for relatives or friends? A sagging economy gives you an opportunity to address this pressure head-on: People are more…