Financial Education for Kids Blog

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…

Stand Strong

On the path we are traveling to teach our children (this generation) to be smart with money, we must be relentless. When your friend tells you to “lighten up” and…

Priceless

Today’s New York Times article titled “Given a Shovel, Americans Dig Deeper Into Debt” inspired this post. Click the title above to read the article. Or you can start with…

Interesting: Compounding for Kids?

I came across an interesting post on frugaldad.com. He taught the concept of compounding to his eight-year-old. Good stuff. -John

“Who Will Own Our Children?”

Ok, I’ll admit it. I stole this headline from the National Association of State Boards of Education’s report on financial and investor literacy. The title says it all. If you decide not…