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How an Allowance Can Prevent Your Teenager from Breaking an iPhone – AGAIN!

How an Allowance Can Prevent Your Teenager from Breaking an iPhone – AGAIN!   What makes a great neighborhood party guest? The neighbor with the scoop on local gossip? A…

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3 money-smart skills you should teach your child earlier than you might think

  Start financial literacy lessons early — and I don’t mean as a Freshman in high school.   “Parents’ influence on their children’s understanding of money management begins early…before they…

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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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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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6 Very Effective Ways to Start to Teach Your Kids About Money

  The holidays will be over before we know it. We’ll collectively transition into making resolutions and planning for the New Year. If you’re a reader of this blog, I imagine…

Lucky To Be a Dad - Father's Day Thoughts About Teaching to Your Kids' Money Personailities

Lucky To Be a Dad: Father’s Day Thoughts About Teaching to Your Kids’ Money Personalities

    It’s wonderful being a dad to two wonderful girls. And I’m very fortunate that I’ve found my calling largely because of them. Having a real-life incubator for your…

4 Very Effective Banking Activities for Kids to Help Build Money Smart Habits

4 Very Effective Banking Activities for Kids to Help Build Money-Smart Habits

    I am prepping for our Ticket to Save Tour of New Hampshire public schools with our Money Mammals troupe. It’s sponsored by Service Credit Union, one of our terrific partners. Our…

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…

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…