Financial Education for Kids Blog

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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…

4 Blog Posts to Start the New Year Right

4 Blog Posts to Start the New Year Right

  Happy New Year!   I touched on a number of key topics last year related to financial education for kids. I thought it might be helpful to point out a…

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…

Giving Thanks for Great Youth Money Smart Resources...and Pie

Giving Thanks for Great Youth Money-Smart Resources (And Pie)

  Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday: time with family, a license to eat endlessly, football (Go Seahawks!) and pumpkin pie. I always feel good this week, and I wanted to spread that…

3 Easy Ways To Teach Your Kids to Spend Smart

3 Easy Ways to Teach Your Kids to Spend Smart

    The Money Mammals like to sing, “We’ll Share & Save & Spend Smart Too!” Here are three easy ways that you can teach your kids the last part of that…

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3 Reasons Why Games Matter

  Jane McGonigal wants your kids to experience an EPIC FAIL! If you haven’t heard of this wunderkind game designer and researcher, you should check her out. From her best-selling…