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Money and Children

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I love to watch children play!  They are so willing to take chances and push boundaries.  It is fascinating to watch how they seem to discover a toy or something for the first time.  Have you ever watched a child interact with a dog?  They will pet the dog and laugh.  Then it goes further until the dog signals he/she has had enough.  Children are naturally curious! Read More…

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April is National Financial Literacy Month; I am continuing my series on financial skills for teens.  As a reminder, Financial Literacy is making informed judgments and effective decisions using money.   Buying a Home requires some thoughtful planning and know-how.  Home buying includes a mortgage and financing.  Do I expect teenagers to go out buy a home?  Of course not!  What is the first thing you need to do before buying a home?  Determine your needs. Read More…

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April is National Financial Literacy Month; I am continuing my series on financial skills for teens.  As a reminder, Financial Literacy is making informed judgments and effective decisions using money.  Decisions about spending and saving will affect your entire life!  Learning good habits regarding spending, avoiding debt and savings is very important for a good life. Read More…

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Since this is National Financial Literacy Month, I thought I would start with a definition.  “Financial Literacy is the ability to make informed judgments and effective decisions regarding the use and management of money”.  Why is it important and when should you learn it? Read More…

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Many people have written about what to teach children about money.  This is different because I developed these techniques and used them with my children.  As parents, we want our children to be healthy, educated and happy.  Do you want your children to face another financial crisis?  More realistically, do you want your children to face a personal financial crisis?  Of course not! Read More…

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I know what you want!  It is a career that pays the most, where you have fun and don’t work too hard.  Are there careers like that?  If you ask people who like what they do, their answer will be yes!  What are those careers?  Some (well, most) professions require some form of higher education. However, with the modern world we live in, one can go as far as to obtain an MBA, or even a PhD, never leaving home. Read More…

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Post image for Why Teens Fail Financial Literacy Tests?

Teens admit to not knowing much about basic money skills, such as credit, investing and budgets, but what do they do?  They are strongly influenced by their parents and friends.  Is this positive?  How do they spend their money?  Do they save?  Do they learn how to handle money responsibly?  Where do I start? Read More…

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My parents never taught me about money!  My parents were too busy making money to teach me much of anything.  I spent my time studying piano, practicing piano, and playing with my friends.  They were children of successful neighbors.  Maybe, I learned from them.  I do not think so!  Saturdays, I spent the day with my Mother at her retail store.  Read More…

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