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13 Things Harry Potter Can Teach You About Money

GOBankingRates | Posted 04.13.2016 | Business

By Laura Woods, Contributor After seven Harry Potter books and eight blockbusters, J.K. Rowling's magical world has become a $15 billion franchise. M...

Read Across America Day: 13 Children's Books That Teach Money Lessons

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.02.2017 | Business

By Jamie Young, Contributor I'm sure you can recite lines from "Cat in the Hat," but can you recall learning about mutual funds or Roth IRAs as a chi...

Sharing Money Problems with Kids

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 02.03.2017 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Kids are surprisingly resilient in the face of a crisis. But even so, serious family money troubles can potentially affect their home life, education and outlook on money management down the road.

What I Learned About Money in Africa

Lama Farran | Posted 09.28.2016 | Business
Lama Farran

In our western society, money represents a significant part of life. We are constantly busy making it, spending it or saving it. As a money coach who enjoys international travels, I'm always curious to see how money is perceived and managed in other cultures.

What Pet Should I Get? What Dr. Seuss's Books Teach Your Kids About Money

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.03.2016 | Money

By Paul Sisolak, Contributor "I will do it right now. I will do it!" I said. "I will make up the mind that is up in my head." Yes, Dr. Seuss is ba...

What, No Corvette?! Teaching Kids About Money And Saving Should Start Early

John F. Sweeney | Posted 06.29.2015 | Parents
John F. Sweeney

Thanks to the Internet, music lyrics and the chatter loop in school, kids today seem to know the price of everything. However, for many kids -- my son included -- understanding what it takes to pay for these items is another thing entirely.

Money Lessons I Wished I Knew In My Early 20s

Kevin Yu | Posted 06.13.2015 | Money
Kevin Yu

I've had my fair share of mistakes when it comes to personal finance. Last week I wrote a post about how online poker changed how I view money. I was spending money like there was no tomorrow, splurging on unnecessary items, and didn't save a single penny of winnings.

8 Money Lessons To Learn Before You Turn 40 | Posted 05.17.2015 | Money

Reaching your fifth decade is a milestone, and hopefully you have learned a few things on the way. Here are some of the important financial lessons that are good to learn before turning 40.

5 Money Lessons to Teach Our Daughters

Beth Kobliner | Posted 12.15.2014 | Parents
Beth Kobliner

Since math and money are so inextricably tied, it's possible that you're transmitting anxieties about both, leaving your daughter less confident to handle personal finance decisions

3 Financial Firsts All Parents Should Prepare Their Children For

Andrew Plepler | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Andrew Plepler

As parents, some of our greatest joys come from witnessing those "first-time" milestones in our children's lives. I'm experiencing one right now: My d...

5 Important Financial Lessons From Guardians of the Galaxy Stars

Casey Bond | Posted 10.01.2014 | Money
Casey Bond

Their backgrounds and values are all different, but we can learn an important lesson from each of their stories, especially when it comes to money.

Dave Ramsey's Daughter Reveals the Biggest Money Lesson She Learned From Dad

Casey Bond | Posted 08.15.2014 | Money
Casey Bond

Men are often viewed as the breadwinners and household money managers, but not many people can say their dad is a bona fide personal finance expert. Rachel Cruze, however, is one of the few people who can.

5 Money Lessons You Should Learn Before Your Next Birthday

Posted 03.12.2015 | OWN

Whatever financial problem you're having now -- vanishing savings, growing bills, total overload -- these simple tactics will give you one more reason...

Suze Orman: 5 Money Mistakes To Stop Making

Posted 03.12.2015 | OWN

Simple ways to put your best financial foot forward. By Suze Orman At this time of year, you might be tempted to draw up a long, overwhelming list...

Parents: Time Is Money

Neale Godfrey | Posted 08.25.2013 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

You have to teach your children to connect their "earning power" and "buying power" to the concept of time. How much time will it take for them to earn enough money to buy those trendy boots they want?

30 Things Every 30-Year-Old Should Know About Money

Tiffany Aliche | Posted 06.22.2013 | Black Voices
Tiffany Aliche

I'm 33 and I've made just about every financial mistake you can think of: over-drafting, bad checks (accidentally), bank account closed (by the bank), reports to Chexsystems, low credit score, having a ton of credit cards (20, at my peak), pre-foreclosure, high-credit card debt....

How to Explain the Fiscal Cliff to Your Kids (and Yourself!)

Neale Godfrey | Posted 03.18.2013 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

Everyone is tired of hearing the phrase "fiscal cliff" and you may think it's old news, so why should you explain it to your kids? Because it is a good opportunity to revisit your lessons on family finance and budget.

Kids Get $65 A Month In Allowance

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 08.24.2012 | Money

Gone are the days of piggy banks. Kids these days just aren't saving much. According to a recent survey by the American Institute of CPAs, kids th...

He Broke My Heart (but Saved My Finances): What My Worst Boyfriend Taught Me

LearnVest | Posted 08.22.2012 | Women

My absolute worst boyfriend -- the one who wasted the most years of my life -- was also the source of my absolute best financial advice.

The 5 Greatest Money Lessons I Learned From My Dad

LearnVest | Posted 08.17.2012 | Money

My Dad definitely took his frugality overboard at times--like when my parents bought a pick-up truck and he asked my mom to drive it around with the tailgate down because it got better gas mileage.

I Filed For Bankruptcy At 23

LearnVest | Posted 07.30.2012 | Money

It's been ten years since I filed for bankruptcy, and although I'd like to be able to say I learned a lesson about money, that would be a bit of a lie.

What My Mom Taught Me About Money [PHOTOS]

Posted 05.11.2012 | Money

Chances are you learned some of your first money lessons from mom. Arianna Huffington, president and editor in chief of the Huffington Post Media...

The One Critical Money Lesson Parents Forget to Teach Their College-Aged Kids

Lori Mackey | Posted 10.30.2011 | Parents
Lori Mackey

Don't learn the hard way that you can't send a child off to college without having a money plan in place. Here are three simple steps you can take to put your child on the right money path.

3 Lessons You Can Learn From The Financial Crisis | Jennifer Openshaw | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Established businesses, managed and staffed by experienced financial risk management professionals, lending to people who didn't need to borrow, just ...