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“Lemonade Sold Out” fun book for kids of all ages!

Happy children make for a happy home! Sour kids make for a long weekend! We opted for the former and had fun making memories at the lemonade stand!  This was no ordinary stand – it was the larger than life … Continue reading

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Turn up the Heat

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Meet Your Future You

“Your future just called. It’s cancelled!” It was due to poor financial choices, the letter said. This is the role play that my 7-10 year-old students came up with, on their own!  They were given an assignment as part of their … Continue reading

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Paymaster Teaches Kids Money Management

Paymaster might sound like sound like an evil boss (to people of a certain age). Not so for kids, it’s a money management tool. “Check” out the machine that my team found at an antique sale this weekend. I was … Continue reading

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Don’t Leave Home Without …

Do you remember your first? It was like a rite of passage – a real feeling of being an adult. “No” would no longer be an option. This is how it happened to me. My belongings were carefully packed in … Continue reading

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Financial Literacy For YOUth

This back to school season, remember that financial literacy is for YOUth. It can enhance professional development and instruction in all subjects. The results are amazing – even with five-year olds! As a financial instructor, it has been my experience … Continue reading

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Miley’s Money Message

Whether or not you approve, Miley is a grown woman who can do whatever she wants. Since she is also a celebrity, she also gets to do whatever she wants with your kids watching. Let’s use the 2013 VMA’s as … Continue reading

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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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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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