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Money and Kids

Would You Pay Your Teen to Participate in a Family Activity?

Mary Rowen | Posted 12.18.2016 | Parents
Mary Rowen

I don't have plans to offer my kids cash again for a movie night -- at least not any time soon -- but the evening was really lovely, and it wouldn't have happened without that lousy ten bucks.

Forget Money: Parents More Interested in Talking to Kids about Sex, Star Wars and Art School

Beth Kobliner | Posted 09.30.2014 | Parents
Beth Kobliner

Not sure how to start the kids and money conversation? Here are tips on talking to kids of all ages.

How Kids Learn About Money

Daniel Britton | Posted 07.30.2014 | Money
Daniel Britton

The same is true of our attitudes and values around money which very often can be traced to childhood influences, either through repeated exposure to a parent's habits and language, or like the barking dog, a single dramatic event.

5 Super Simple Money Lessons to Teach Kids of All Ages

Beth Kobliner | Posted 04.07.2014 | Parents
Beth Kobliner

At a recent parent gathering, in between sips of chardonnay, I casually mentioned that I'm working on a new book, Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even I...

The Funny Way My Daughter Started To Understand Money

Mike Spohr | Posted 09.22.2013 | Parents
Mike Spohr

There have been many times over the last year or so when I've told Annie things like, "No, it's too expensive," or "Sorry, I don't have any cash." That was silly, of course, because toddlers don't know how the heck money works. Recently, though, Annie has started to understand.

Raise Your Kids to Be Financially Independent

Neale Godfrey | Posted 09.01.2013 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

From the time our children are beginning to crawl we start teaching them about right and wrong, personal safety issues and our family values. Unfortunately, many parents neglect to teach their children one of the most important survival skills they're going to need -- how to take care of themselves financially.

Do You Keep Money Secrets From Your Kids?

Neale Godfrey | Posted 07.14.2013 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

We are passing our bad habits down to our kids. They see us spend but not save, pay bills or give to charity. You have to get your child involved in all of it. The only way to get money is to earn it. Make sure your handling of money is visible and simple for them to understand.

How Young Is Too Young for Your Kid to Have a Credit Card?

Jeff Hindenach | Posted 05.04.2013 | Parents
Jeff Hindenach

Teaching your kids how to properly utilize a credit card at an early age can not only help them learn about responsible spending and the consequences of extreme consumption, but it will also help them build a solid credit score for when they enter the real world.

5 Ways To Stop Impulse Spending

LearnVest | Posted 01.29.2013 | Parents
LearnVest

If your child is constantly asking, "Can I have that?" and you're not sure when to say yes and when to say no, we have a solution.

Back to Class: Your Kids and Your Money

David Geller | Posted 10.29.2012 | Parents
David Geller

It's time for kids to go back to school, and it won't be long before our children start reaching for our wallets to keep up with their friends' spending habits.

What Would You Do with an Extra $50,000 a Year?

Kevin Hartnett | Posted 07.18.2012 | Parents
Kevin Hartnett

How does the organization of time and the availability of money effect a family culture and children's outcomes?

The Worst Money Lessons I Learned From My Parents

LearnVest | Posted 06.12.2012 | Parents
LearnVest

Talking about money doesn't have to be shameful. In fact, it's often very helpful. I never want my daughter to think she has to hide her flaws, whether it's a bad credit score or something else.

6 Tips to Empower and Inspire Children for Success (PHOTOS)

Irvin G. Schorsch III | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Irvin G. Schorsch III

In today's world where attitudes of entitlement prevail, raising independent, successful kids can seem daunting. Here are six ideas to help teach children vital life skills.