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A Millennial Gave Me A Money Lesson

I learned that to have a conversation with millennials about money, the context is more important than the subject. I am thankful for the lesson. Continue reading

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Student Loan Forgiveness

Education is the key to economic success.  But its expensive!  That’s why financial education is important. I just spoke with the proud father of a recent college grad.  His daughter is only $128,000 in debt and she’s jobless at the moment. … Continue reading

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Boomers biggest financial fear

39% fear death 61% fear outliving their money That’s why financial literacy is not an option. It’s not too late for boomers… It’s NEVER too early to start teaching the kids. If children learn money management at a younger age, … Continue reading

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Kids learn financial independence

“Independence is financial” is the caption of this wealth word wall from Sparks Fly (Financial Literacy for YOU(th)). The wall is an exhibit sized tribute to the language of money. It is used to provide a print rich environment for … Continue reading

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Unlock your kids’ financial future

My team came across this carnival looking advertisement. I like that it says “unlock your future” and has the word “fortune” on it. It was an antique advert for Gypsy Dolores who would promise to tell a person’s future for … Continue reading

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Why did the chicken cross the road? 3 Financial Reasons

Let’s face it, we’re all a little ‘chicken’ when it comes to money. How many times have you heard the joke “Why did the chicken cross the road?” Too many, right? Enjoy these one liners, but try looking at the … 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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The Problem with Back to School Backpacks

“The cute ones are often the worst.” Speaking of backpacks, not kids! Backpacks on the back to school shopping list means more than the making a choice between fabrics and colors. This post is to help ‘unpack’ the problems to … Continue reading

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