Financial Education for Kids

3 Great Reasons You Shouldn't Let Financial Literacy Month End Without Starting an Allowance for Your Young Kids

3 Great Reasons You Shouldn’t Let Financial Literacy Month End Without Starting an Allowance for Your Young Kids

      Financial Literacy Month is almost over. Please don’t miss this opportunity to start an allowance for your kids. Here are just three reasons why this is a…

3 Concepts Even a Pre-K Money Mammal Can Understand - Simple, Practical Banking Activities Parents Can Do with their Kids

3 Concepts Even a Pre-K Money Mammal Can Understand: Simple, Practical Banking Activities Parents Can Do with Their Kids

  Happy Financial Literacy Month!   This is a great time to focus on a few core financial literacy concepts. These main ideas should be at least introduced to our kids…

The Pot of Gold - 3 Money Smart Tips for New Parents

The Pot of Gold: 3 Money-Smart Tips for New Parents

    On St. Patrick’s Day, who isn’t looking for a pot of gold? I hope this post helps you find it. “529 contributions are unlimited but can only be…

My Interview with Mint about Financial Education for Kids

My Interview with Mint about Financial Education for Kids

  I love and use Mint, so when they contacted me about doing an interview to talk about financial education for kids, I was very excited. I’m so glad that they chose to…

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6 Banking Activities for Kids: Making Financial Literacy Fun

      From games to $mart Quests to printables, we are constantly creating Money Mammal-themed banking activities for kids.  These entertain and engage children early (elementary school or before) with topics…

The Importance of Spending Smart - A Sneak Peek at My New Book

The Importance of Spending Smart: A Sneak Peek at My New Book

      ​I thought you might enjoy seeing a few sketches from my third picture book, which is designed to help bring financial education to kids. It had always been a dream…

3 Mistakes You Might Be Making in Teaching Your Child Money Smarts

3 Mistakes You Might Be Making in Teaching Your Child Money Smarts

    I love New Year’s resolutions. One of mine was to read two books per month. I’m happy to say that I’m on track with it, largely because I eliminated one of…

Simplify the Holidays - Take the Pledge

Simplify the Holidays: Take the Pledge

    When you have kids, it quickly becomes apparent that, just like the arms race of the Cold War, the proliferation of junk in the “Stuff War” is an unwinnable battle. I…

The Secret to Stopping In Store Temper Tantrums

The Secret to Stopping In-Store Temper Tantrums

  The tears well up. Her fists clench. Your fists clench. Here it comes. The scream. The rapid-fire toe tapping. The fist pounding.   The embarrassment. You’re a better parent…

3 Easy Ways to Teach Your Child to Share

3 Easy Ways to Teach Your Child to Share

  The Share jar. There it stands. Alone. In The Money Mammals’ three-jar system, which goes along with our “We’ll Share & Save & Spend Smart” mantra, the Share jar…