Financial Education for Kids Blog

Stand Strong

On the path we are traveling to teach our children (this generation) to be smart with money, we must be relentless. When your friend tells you to “lighten up” and…

Priceless

Today’s New York Times article titled “Given a Shovel, Americans Dig Deeper Into Debt” inspired this post. Click the title above to read the article. Or you can start with…

Interesting: Compounding for Kids?

I came across an interesting post on frugaldad.com. He taught the concept of compounding to his eight-year-old. Good stuff. -John

“Who Will Own Our Children?”

Ok, I’ll admit it. I stole this headline from the National Association of State Boards of Education’s report on financial and investor literacy. The title says it all. If you decide not…

A Dollar a Day from a Money Mammal Mommy

I have a very special guest blogger today: my wife and The Money Mammals executive producer, Eileen Lanza. Eileen inspired me to really get my money act together after being something…

“The Fourth ‘R’ – ‘The Real World'”

I recently took part in a conference call hosted by Robert Duvall and the National Council on Economic Education (NCEE) announcing their “Report Card – Survey of the States: Economic,…

Young Kids and Money: Rich or Poor

My family is always sending me articles relevant to our business, and today’s mail proved to be no exception. My dad, a retired banker, sent me a piece from the…

Lessons for Preschoolers

Numerous parents have asked me if there are any resources on the Web to help them teach their preschool kids about money. One of the best sets of resources I’ve…

“This Doesn’t Fit into Our Budget”

My 3-year-old always asks to buy stuff when we go into a store. To anyone who has kids, this certainly isn’t a shocker. So how do we deal with it?…

Teaching Kids to Share: A Simple Idea

I was talking to a good friend recently, and she mentioned a great, easy way to help teach your kids to share their money. If you happen to go to…