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Teaching Kids About Money

Teaching Kids About Money

For many families, talking about money is taboo. The adults make it, the kids ask for it, end of story. Yet financial experts agree that understanding cash, credit, and consumerism is possible, and important, for building a sense of financial responsibility in children. How can you teach your kids about money? What kind of message should you teach them? Let's talk about money.

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Teach Kids About Borrowing Money

Credit fundamentals

Teach Kids About Borrowing Money

In Hamlet, Polonius warned, “Neither a borrower nor a lender be.” His cautionary words still ring true today. Using credit has become a quick way to instant gratification: You can see it, want it, and buy it now (pay for it later). Borrowing certainly has a place in money management: It's a way of being able to buy something today that would otherwise be out of reach.

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Updated: April 5, 2022

7 Ways to Teach Kids About Easter

Teach About Easter

Death is a hard topic to discuss no matter what your age. However, the concept of a limited existence can be especially scary for kids. As Easter Sunday approaches, many parents struggle with how to teach their little ones about the true meaning of this Christian holiday. Thankfully, we have seven simple ways to teach kids about Easter and why it is such a joyful time.

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Teaching Kids About Money: Goals by Age

Ages 6-10

Teaching Kids About Money: Goals by Age

You're probably no stranger to setting goals. You may have had the goal of graduating from college or buying a home. Maybe you've achieved your goals; maybe you're still working on them.

Piggybank on It

If your child has mastered the goals for his age category, don't be shy about tackling tougher money concepts. You'd be surprised at how delighted he will be that you think him capable of learning more.

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Teaching Kids About Money: Helpful Tips

Teaching Kids About Money: Helpful Tips

Most financial experts agree that parents should start teaching kids about money at an early age. Most also agree that parents aren't doing enough to help their children understand issues relating to money.

The Joint Council on Economic Education surveyed a group of high-school students and found that the great majority of them had very little understanding about money-related issues, including profit and loss as they apply to business, investment opportunities, and credit.

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It's a Brave New Money World

It's a Brave New Money World

Aldous Huxley predicted test-tube babies, mind-altering drugs, and other scientific marvels in his Brave New World. Many of his predictions have already come true. But he didn't include the changes that have taken place in the world when it comes to money matters.

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by: Katy Abel

Your Child, Your Money, and Online Auctions

Your Child, Your Money, and Online Auctions

To Bid or Not to Bid?

The toy section of eBay reads like a Christmas list, and for consumers of all ages, this is an irresistible way to make a purchase: Place a bid, then bid higher, then hope against hope that you're not outbid by someone else.

For adults, being outbid on a coveted Beanie Baby may result in mild disappointment. For a child, it can be a crushing loss.

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How to Sell a Child's Crafts

How to Sell a Child's Crafts

Crafty Clues

One of the best ways to get a feel for selling and whether your child likes it or whether his product appeals to people is to do a craft show. It doesn't have to be a professional crafts show, either. He can do one for charity or a local church group. The money is donated to a good cause and both of you get invaluable information about your proposed venture.

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Updated: May 15, 2019
Updated: January 23, 2020

Teaching Math for Homeschoolers

Teaching Math for Homeschoolers

Isabel Shaw

One Step Ahead
How can you teach math to your children if you struggle with it yourself? Yes, there are those among us who truly love math— people who grasp math concepts quickly, remember the laws and formulas easily, and retain this information over theyears. Unfortunately, I'm not one of them. And, judging from my contact with families around the country, most parents are in the same boat.

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How Your Child Spends His Allowance

How Your Child Spends His Allowance

Whether or not you put strings on receiving the allowance, once it's his, you really can't make your child use it as you want. That's just not fair (not that everything has to be fair, of course). After all, you want your child to think for himself when it comes to money. According to a survey on teens and money consulted by USA Weekend, 75 percent of kids had complete control over their money.

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Top 5 Money Concepts to Teach Your Kids

Establish good financial habits

Top 5 Money Concepts to Teach Your Kids

1. Save for a rainy day

The cornerstone of healthy personal finance is also something many people struggle with: saving money. From the time your kids are old enough to desire toys, books, and other entertainment items, you should teach them how to save for the things they want to buy.

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by: Sabrina Bradley

How to Teach Your Child Entrepreneurship According to a Real Momtrepreneur

lessons in entrepreneurship from a momtrepreneur

Sabrina Bradley, owner of SKIN by Sabrina, knows all about the hard work and dedication needed to achieve building a successful business. A passion for skin-care and environmentally-friendly products, she worked hard to turn her dreams of owning her boutique spa and creating a line of holistic treatments into a reality.

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Advancing Money to Your Child

Advancing Money to Your Child

When a child gets $5 or $10 a week, it may not go as far as she likes. She may have to put some money into savings that you don't let her touch, and she may be required to pay for some things on her own. This doesn't leave too much extra for miscellaneous things.

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Teach Kids About Giving to Charity

Teach Kids About Giving to Charity

Piggybank on It

If the dollar amount that's appropriate for your child to spend seems too little to buy what he might consider to be a decent present, suggest that your child pool his funds with a sibling (when it's a gift for you) or a friend (when it's a gift for another friend). Just make sure that the joint gift-givers agree on what the present should be.

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Teaching Basic Money Concepts to Children

Teaching Basic Money Concepts to Children

As song writers Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, and Ray Henderson once said, the best things in life may be free—but most things cost money. Buying toys and candy, going to the movies, and renting video tapes all cost money. While our ancestors may have bartered for much of what they needed, trading a chicken for a doctor's house call or a basket of eggs for a bolt of calico, today we use hard cash.

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by: Kayla Brennan

A Study on School Subjects and Parental Involvement

How involved should parents be in a kid's education?

We all want our children to perform well in school, but with COVID-19 closing schools across the country, many parents have become the teachers. Still, in a typical scenario, what role should parents play in their children’s education? Which subjects do parents think their child should learn?

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