Financial Education for Kids Blog

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…

A Dollar a Day from a Money Mammal Mommy

I have a very special guest blogger today: my wife and The Money Mammals executive producer, Eileen Lanza. Eileen inspired me to really get my money act together after being something…

“The Fourth ‘R’ – ‘The Real World'”

I recently took part in a conference call hosted by Robert Duvall and the National Council on Economic Education (NCEE) announcing their “Report Card – Survey of the States: Economic,…

Young Kids and Money: Rich or Poor

My family is always sending me articles relevant to our business, and today’s mail proved to be no exception. My dad, a retired banker, sent me a piece from the…

Lessons for Preschoolers

Numerous parents have asked me if there are any resources on the Web to help them teach their preschool kids about money. One of the best sets of resources I’ve…

“This Doesn’t Fit into Our Budget”

My 3-year-old always asks to buy stuff when we go into a store. To anyone who has kids, this certainly isn’t a shocker. So how do we deal with it?…

Teaching Kids to Share: A Simple Idea

I was talking to a good friend recently, and she mentioned a great, easy way to help teach your kids to share their money. If you happen to go to…

Starting Early Is Very Important

Good morning. In the first newsletter for my DVD, The Money Mammals: Saving Money Is Fun, I included some valuable information from the National PTA that I think bears repeating…

MINUS 18%?

A relatively recent article in The Wall Street Journal (8/7/06) noted that the savings rate for people under 42 in the US was NEGATIVE 18%. My eyes almost popped out of…