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Money and Children

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How can parents prepare their children for success! One measure of success is financial! There are personal finance classes, online classes, books, magazines and more. I even wrote about how field trips reinforced financial irresponsibility. It is though nothing has worked before we had all these wonderful resources. It really is not such a mystery, but you still need to do something. Read More…

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In earlier times, the messenger delivered bad news! Don’t blame the person who tells you bad news. Too often, the person delivering bad news is blamed for the news. For many years, I was the messenger! I was the Chief Financial Officer who said profit margins were decreasing or some other performance indicator. As a personal finance blogger, is it my fault you make bad choices?  Read More…

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Financial tips, I wish I knew when I was young. Wait, do young people take advice? When you are young, you feel invincible and you think you know everything! Taking advice is hard at that age, but here goes anyway. I encourage making mistakes and trying different things, but preparing for your future is important too. I have put together five (5) important financial tips t hat all young people should embrace. Read More…

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Money management is controlling your personal finances!  Money management is the process of budgeting, saving, investing, spending or otherwise in overseeing the cash usage of an individual or group. Do you contribute to your retirement? Do you have a budget?   Do you pay your credit card balance every month? If you can answer yes to these questions, you are a good money manager!

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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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