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Financial Education for Very Young Kids – Emergent Financial Literacy

  For some reason, I used to ask my seven-month-old “Who’s the Champion?” I’d raise her fists like Rocky Balboa. I’d do it once or twice a week for my…

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Financial Education for Kids – Just Get Started

Rather than overthink your exact plan of action, just find a simple plan and get started.   Need a simple plan? Here you go.   Don’t get too caught up in…

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Financial Education for Kids – We’re Making a Choice

  Whether we decide to pursue teaching our kids to be money-smart from a young age or not, we’re making a choice.   If we decide not to actively teach our children financial education,…

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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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4 Easy Ways the Money Mammals Financial Literacy Apps and More Can Teach Your Kids – Or Even Your Students – About Money Smarts and Make Financial Literacy for Kids Fun

  My goal from the start of this journey has been to help parents raise a generation of money-smart kids. We’ve strived to make money-smart learning as fun as possible…

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…

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…

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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…

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…