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10/28/2021 | Kids & Money

How Do I Raise My Kids To Be Financially Independent Adults?

It’s a big, scary world out there, and you want your kids to be prepared! Teaching them how to manage money is not a quick process, but putting in the time will save your kids from a lot of headaches in the future! Read more

8/12/2021 | Kids & Money

6 Ways To Save On Back-to-School Shopping

Don’t drop your sunblock, but it’s almost back-to-school time! If the thought of all that back-to-school spending makes your head pound, you’re not alone. This year, save a ton by following our tips!

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6/17/2021 | Education

Be Careful Posting Your Grad Photo Online

Congratulations! You’ve made it to graduation! While you’re celebrating your milestone, though, be careful about sharing your grad photos, school and year online. Scammers can use that info to hack into your accounts and ruin your party by stealing your identity. We’ve got the info so you can celebrate and be safe!

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6/9/2021 | Kids & Money

Kids’ Summer Fun On A Budget

Looking for a way to keep the kids entertained this summer without breaking your budget? We’ve got plenty of fun that’s a lot cheaper than theme parks and will be great family time!

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8/5/2019 | Education

9 Ways For Kids to Make Money

The best way to teach a child financial responsibility is by encouraging them to earn and manage money on her own. As August begins and kids get bored, there are many opportunities for them to pull in some extra money.

Read on to learn all of the ways kids can make some extra money this summer.

7/9/2018 | Kids & Money

Shop the Sales

You don’t have to be a genuine Coupon Queen to save money on groceries. Teach your kids how to shop the sales and use coupons in the best way possible.   

This month’s goal: Show your kids how much money you can save by shopping sales and using coupons. 

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4/3/2018 | Education

Teaching Your Kids Saving Smarts

For the responsible adult who thinks about being prepared for the future, savings are a fixed expense that is built into the monthly budget just like car payments and insurance.

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2/28/2018 | Kids & Money

Working It Out

One of the most fundamental financial lessons your kids are going to have to learn is about how you work for your money. Do your kids understand that every time you pull out a wad of bills or swipe a card to pay for a purchase, that money is directly linked to time you put in at the office?

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12/27/2017 | Education

Ready, Set, College

It may seem like yesterday when you were sending your child off to preschool. And now you’re preparing him for college!

The process of a child leaving home is a major milestone that is made extra complex because of the emotions it generates.

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8/30/2017 | Education

Do Your Kids Have Virtual Shopping Smarts?

Did you know that 73% of millennials questioned in a Bazaar Voice survey do all their shopping on their smartphones? It’s not surprising. The world of commerce is constantly becoming more digitized as retailers focus on improving their online presence to cater to cyberspace shoppers.

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7/18/2017 | Kids & Money

Beware of Scams! Give Your Kids Tools For Standing Up To Con Artists

The world is a big and beautiful place.

Unfortunately, it is also filled with unethical people who are trying to take advantage of the innocent and the naive at every turn.

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5/31/2017 | Kids & Money

Train Your Young Entrepreneurs

Your kids may be too young to know the first thing about running a business, but that doesn’t mean they can’t learn! Teach them all about scouting a market, creating a great business model and earning money with this fun and educational activity.

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2/7/2017 | Kids & Money

Talking To Your Kids About Taxes: How Much Should You Share

Your taxes are a major family expense, and at some point, your children will come asking questions about them. What should and shouldn’t you share?

Two of the main factors to consider are age and maturity level.

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12/29/2016 | Kids & Money

Thank-You Notes: More Than Courtesy

The days after Christmas can have a sort of serenity to them. All of the shopping is actually done. All of the parties have been hosted. Family has come and gone. There are a few days until New Years with nothing much to do.

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8/29/2016 | Education

Turning Back to School Shopping into a Personal Finance Lesson For Your Kids

Most parents regard back to school time with a mix of emotions.  On one hand, you’re sorry to see your kids go.  Summer has been a great time to tackle projects together, build memories, and have fun.  On the other hand, it’ll be nice to have the whole house awake and moving before noon again!

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