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What Parents Learn from Kids Allowance

Kids outgrow everything – from rolling backpacks to last year’s school supplies. What works when they’re younger is sure to fail, if given enough time. That dollar allowance for every year equal to their age is cool – up until … Continue reading

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Financial Mistakes Teach Kids Money Management

Financial mistakes. Everyone makes them. Lending out too much money, overdrawn accounts, ignoring parking tickets, paying late fees on anything… these could add up to big losses over time. The biggest loser could be your financial future – yours and … Continue reading

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Broken Piggy Bank

This summer we broke the piggy bank! For once we went for broke, it was time to enjoy the warm weather and celebrate life with a splurge! Now that school is just around the corner its time to re-think the … Continue reading

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My Kids Get Money

As a Mom and professional financial educator, I am delighted when a student “gets” money after spending a little time with me in class (or at home). I am pleased to share this ‘Thank You’ note from a student of … Continue reading

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MORE Surprising Ways Kids Count Your Money

Parents are financially transparent. The kids know the state of your finances. It’s in your state of mind. It’s in your attitude. It’s in your aura. Kids know your secrets and signals when you have money and when you don’t. … Continue reading

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Surprising Ways Kids Count Your Money

Who is in your wallet? Benjamin? Franklin? Your kids! You may not know what’s in there, but the chances are good that THEY DO. Here are a few of the surprising ways kids count your money. Readers are invited to … Continue reading

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Are you raising a prince or a pauper?

Please join me and @RaisingGreatMen on the #momsofboys tweet chat on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 10pm EST to share your thoughts and tips on this subject. You could win a free copy of “Can I Have Some Money? book … Continue reading

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Kid money rules

Kid money rules Candi Sparks Money is a family matter that doesn’t come with instructions. We have to figure it out for ourselves. Parents wants their kids to do better with money. But telling your kids what to doesn’t work. … Continue reading

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Money mistakes kids make

  Little kids are adorable, even when dealing with money. But money can give them problems that range from cute to expensive-to-fix. Are any of these familiar? Feel free to share your own tips, stories and memories in the comments … Continue reading

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