Author: Katie Simon

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Katie Simon is a writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Business Insider, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, and elsewhere. She earned a BA in creative writing and marketing at New York University and an MA in nonfiction writing at University of East Anglia in England. She is from Boston, MA.

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The Real Costs of Living… For Kids

How do we introduce kids to the real costs of living? Every parent has heard the simple, sometimes-dreaded question: “why…?” When that question ends with “…can’t I have the newest toy/my favorite snack/an ice cream outing after dinner every night this week?” you might just feel like pulling your own hair out. It’s called a […]

15 May 2019 in Budgeting & Financial Parenting

How To Teach Kids About Investing

Even to adults with years of experience making and spending money under our belts, investing can be intimidating. The idea of introducing investing to our kids? Daunting. But if you want your kids to make the most of the money they earn down the line, it’s essential to start teaching them how to literally turn […]

03 May 2019 in Financial Parenting & Investing

Start With The Basics: Money 101 For Kids

This Financial Literacy Month, prioritize starting to teach your kids about money. Sounds intimidating? It shouldn’t be! You don’t need to be a certified financial expert, or even be making perfect financial decisions every day. Talking to your kids about money is about applying big picture concepts to day-to-day, real-world decisions. Start with small steps, […]


What Is Financial Literacy, Really?

Money makes the world go round—so why aren’t kids learning financial literacy from a young age? And what is financial literacy, really? Although more schools are teaching personal finance classes, many are still failing to produce financially literate high school graduates. Only 5 states graded “A” for their efforts in 2017. But what age should […]

29 Mar 2019 in financial literacy