Category: Kids

Teach Your Kids About Money Early in Life

Teach Your Kids About Money Early in Life

Since the school year has commenced for the 2015-2016 period, I want to revisit the conversation of What is financial literacy for kids.  We all recognize the importance of teaching our young people about money early in their life.  The money basics like saving, spending, sharing, investing, and identity safety are the core structure of […]

September 22, 2015 | By More
How to Avoid Money Mistakes with Your Kids

How to Avoid Money Mistakes with Your Kids

There are a lot of lessons parents teach their kids on their path to adulthood.  One item on the checklist should be money.  Thanks to technology, we grown-ups have lots of free resources to help identify the best materials and ideas for teachable moments for our kids.  Certainly, as money smart consumers, we want to […]

March 19, 2015 | By More
Are Kids Money Smart for the Real World?

Are Kids Money Smart for the Real World?

How would you answer our Post question today?  If you read Neale Godrey’s article in Forbes.com recently, she doesn’t pull any punches.  In her opinion, our kids are NOT money smart for the real world.  In fact, she specifically says, “Our kids are financially illiterate.” (1)  The discussion of financial literacy and kids is one […]

March 18, 2015 | By More
Financial Education and Kids: Guidance for Banks

Financial Education and Kids: Guidance for Banks

Banks have been participants in providing financial literacy opportunities for kids.  What is proving helpful for the individuals overseeing financial education venues at these institutions is a recent set of guidelines issued through the Federal Reserve in partnership with a number of other entities.  The purpose is essentially twofold: √  Further encouragement to “federally insured […]

March 6, 2015 | By More
Personal Finance and Kids:  Better Money Habits Website

Personal Finance and Kids: Better Money Habits Website

Financial Literacy Month is coming up in April.  Conversation about teaching personal finance issues to kids is part of what goes on during this time.  We noticed a Huffington Post article submitted by Andrew Plepler of Bank of America last year regarding three steps to teach your kids about personal finances. As part of Plepler’s […]

February 23, 2015 | By More
Child Identity Facts You Should Know

Child Identity Facts You Should Know

Identity theft is literally a new fact of everyday living that money smart consumers have to contend.  But, is child identity theft on your radar as well?  Considering the significant data breach that recently occurred with Anthem, we as consumers need to ramp up our knowledge about the details of identity theft.  Along that line, […]

February 10, 2015 | By More
Women and Leadership:  Teaching Young Girls Leadership Early

Women and Leadership: Teaching Young Girls Leadership Early

There is much conversation about the topic of leadership and women.  Part of that discussion needs to include teaching our young girls early in their life the principles of leadership.  For those of you who participate in LinkedIn, if you review the Pulse categories, Leadership & Management is always a high rated area for Posts.  […]

January 26, 2015 | By More
Small Business:  Teaching Girls to Be Business Owners

Small Business: Teaching Girls to Be Business Owners

There are news articles you read that just make you feel good.  Today we wanted to share a short piece by Deborah Sweeney from AllBusiness Experts that focuses on teaching girls (age 8 and above) to be business owners.  To be specific, she highlights the details of a new American Girl doll called Grace Thomas.  […]

January 16, 2015 | By More
6 Kid Gift Ideas for a Creative, Clutter-Free Life

6 Kid Gift Ideas for a Creative, Clutter-Free Life

Are you looking for some kid friendly gift ideas that are creative yet clutter-free at the same time?  Have you experienced the same thing I have over every season? Year after year I get the urge to de-clutter.  Year after year I take out those old dolls and toys and consider giving them away.  Many […]

December 16, 2014 | By More
Ideas for Kids and Giving at the Holidays

Ideas for Kids and Giving at the Holidays

There are some lessons taught at a young age that keep giving a lifetime.  The holidays are an awesome time to teach your kids of importance of giving during the holidays.  Can it be tricky when young ones are overwhelmed with their wish list and the varied activities and excitement of the season?  It doesn’t […]

December 9, 2014 | By More