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Buying a car could actually make you a better parent and help you teach kids life money lessons.

How Buying A Car Can Make You A Better Parent

Buying a house, getting a new car, or paying for your oldest’s education: these all have high price tags. But they’re also opportunities to model good financial decision making to your kids. Turning big ticket purchases into life money lessons isn’t just a matter of leading by example through your own responsible decision making. It’s […]

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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 […]

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The Dollar Value Of A SAHM — And How To Explain It To Kids

This Mother’s Day, appreciate all the stay-at-home moms (SAHMs) by moving the gratitude conversation so it is beyond a simple handwritten card and breakfast in bed. Talk about not just the personal value of a mother, but the financial—regardless of if she works outside the home or not. Little kids grow up hearing the same […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Doesn’t spark joy? Don’t toss it – yet!

Combining Marie Kondo’s “joy” while maximizing your wallet “Does it spark joy?” With that one question, Marie Kondo launched a mass home organizing movement around the world. By now, we’ve all heard it. Between the millions of sales of her home-organizing books and the launch of a Netflix series, Kondo’s system for cleaning out and […]

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Gender Equity and Equality Through Girl-Focused Financial Literacy

When we look at the statistics and current state of affairs, we can clearly see why there is a need to advocate for gender equality and equity for women. The existing gender gaps that take various shapes need to be addressed as soon as possible. International Women’s Day is a perfect occasion to highlight the […]

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Budgeting For Life

Our fifth America Saves Week spotlight is Paula Sintes Darragh, a successful professional raised in a family of bankers. Paula adopted budgeting from an early age, so she saved enough and was able to buy a home before any of her peers started to even consider home ownership. She continued to imbed the budgeting thread […]

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The Saver, The Risk Taker, And The Game Player

Our fourth America Saves Weeks spotlight is Genna Rosenberg, a toy and consumer products veteran with over 20 years of experience in marketing and communications. Genna’s money journey starts off with immigrant grandparents who didn’t have much, yet worked very hard to to support their family. With a father who was more care-free with money. […]

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