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Yes, You Should Give Your Child An Allowance

When it comes to learning to manage finances, experiential learning is key. It is one thing to tell your kids about wants vs. needs or saving and spending, but helping them develop good money habits is truly about practice, practice, practice. Just like all those piano lessons and soccer games, giving kids an opportunity to try and try again with money will help them build stronger skills—not to mention confidence, independence and feelings of empowerment.

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The Best Resources for Personal Finance Education

Did you take a personal finance course in school? Did your family talk to you about money at all? If we had to guess, we’d say most of you answered no to these questions. That lack of knowledge can be crippling as adults facing everything from salary negotiations to making a budget. Lucky for us, there are tons of experts out there who are more than willing to share wisdom with those who need and want to learn about managing personal finances better in 2017!

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How To Keep Your Financial Resolutions in 2017

Some people love the new year. It’s a fresh start, a chance to make goals and stick to them. For others the very idea of a resolution is so daunting that setting any goals, financial or otherwise, at all feels like a recipe for failure.

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Encouraging Kids To Take Risks

As the New Year approaches, we often begin to think about our resolutions—what goals we have for ourselves that will, hopefully, produce growth in some way. These often are things like wanting to exercise more or traveling to a new place.

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Have Your Kids Gotten Their “Scrooge Vaccine” Yet?

As parents, grandparents, family friends…it’s hard. We want to give kids the world and we live to see the excitement on their faces as they receive a gift. It’s so much fun to pick out and wrap presents, to see their anticipation this time of year! The flip side of course is the bad attitude that can sometimes develop in kids around the holidays, when desire gets the best of them.

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Budgeting Tips for 2017

We’d be willing to bet that one of your resolutions for the upcoming new year involves money—either spending less, saving more, or some combination of the two. Why? Because 25% of people who responded to a Nielsen poll last year said that one of their top resolutions was to spend less and save more (behind staying fit and losing weight, naturally!)

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Putting the Giving in Thanksgiving

We’ve already addressed generosity and how to help your kids develop a sense of thankfulness during the holiday season—but if you want your kids to be the kind of people who frequently and freely give of their time and resources, you can use the Thanksgiving holiday as a starting point for year-round conversations about giving.

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Teaching Kids Gratitude

Your stomach drops and your blood pressure rises. Do they have any idea how many hours (not to mention how much money) you spent on shopping and wrapping? Or how long it took to put together that bike? Of course not. Kids are naturally self-focused and need a LOT of help learning to be grateful, and the holidays are sometimes a shockingly clear reminder of that.

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5 Ways to Stay On Budget This Holiday Season

Before we’ve even had a chance to get over our Halloween candy bellyaches (seriously, someone please come take the rest of our mini Snickers), the lights are going up all over town and holiday shopping deals are already popping up online. Holiday creep is real—however, if you look at it from the positive side, we still have an opportunity to plan ahead to avoid overspending.

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Where Does Money Come From?

Money might seem to grow on trees as far as your kids are concerned, but it is fall… and well, as the leaves dwindle with time, so can the bank account if we don’t help our kids understand that money is a finite resource! In the age of ATMs, debit cards and credit cards, it might look like money is a never-ending resource and that you can just go to the bank or a machine and get some, especially to a child.

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