It Won’t Make You Happy: Advice from a Reformed Spending Junkie

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I’m a reformed spending junkie. Back in the 1980s, I made routine runs to the Willowbrook Mall in Wayne, New Jersey, to buy pens at the Koenig Art Emporium. We actually went to Wayne initially to play arcade classics like Rampage, Gauntlet and Hat Trick, but we always ended up at Koenig, minus many quarters. […]

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

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  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 even start school.”*    If you’re a parent, your child will invariably show interest in money before you drop them off for their first day […]

Financial Literacy for Kids: What to Do for Your Kids at Every Age (From 2- to 12-year-olds and Beyond)

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    “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 post. Over and over again, in fact. I’m reasonably sure that I heard about this form of concentration strategy on Tim Ferriss’ podcast, but I […]

6 Banking Activities for Kids: Making Financial Literacy Fun

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      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 aimed to provide financial education for kids. I think we’re long past the idea that kids are going to read long lines of text on a […]