Category: Tweens & Teens

Are There Jobs Available for Teens?

Are There Jobs Available for Teens?

An article came through our newsfeed from Smithsonian.com, which really caught our attention.  The writer, Erin Blakemore, wrote the following statement to close off her opening paragraph:  “Summer jobs for teens are becoming a thing of the past.” (1) The focus of her article was highlighting a recent Pew Research report, which looks at the […]

July 14, 2015 | By More
Teens’ Financial Literacy and Mobile Technology

Teens’ Financial Literacy and Mobile Technology

A news article caught our attention this morning from David Pierson at The Los Angeles Times.  A study from the Pew Research Center (Pew) reported on the mobile technology use of teens.  The results of this research are of particular interest to those in the financial literacy community.  In fact, as part of Money Smart […]

April 9, 2015 | By More
How to Raise a Money Savvy Teen

How to Raise a Money Savvy Teen

Over the next couple of months, MoneyBasicsU is going to be covering a variety of issues in financial literacy.  Why?  Financial Literacy month will arrive in April!  We want to share as many tips, resources, and expert opinions as possible leading up to Money Smart Week which runs from April 18 – April 25, 2015.  […]

February 27, 2015 | By More
Reality Fairs Give Students a Taste of Adulthood

Reality Fairs Give Students a Taste of Adulthood

Teens often dream about what their lives will be like when they are living on their own as adults.  They can picture the stylish furnishings in a big home and the hot new car they drive to work.  One of the last things teens think about is “How will I pay for this dream lifestyle?” […]

November 19, 2014 | By More
The Reason Students Needs Credit

The Reason Students Needs Credit

When I graduated from college, I remember a number of my fellow graduates talking about the Catch-22 regarding finding a job.  An employer looks to hire someone with experience.  But if no one will hire you because you don’t have experience, how are you supposed to get experience. The same principle can apply to credit.  […]

January 15, 2014 | By More
Are Digital Natives Ready to Be Rich?

Are Digital Natives Ready to Be Rich?

When I watch young people (and I mean like age 10) zip around on their tablets, phones, and computers, it is mind boggling to consider the ease in which they navigate technology.  The generation who has grown up with technology as an integral part of their lifestyle experience has a technical term assigned to them.  […]

December 31, 2013 | By More
Teachable Moments for Kids & Money

Teachable Moments for Kids & Money

Don’t you think the best opportunities for teaching a lesson is when the activity is taking place?  I remember as kids when we were training our Dalmatian dog, Tony, how to shake hands.   Through repetition and reward, he learned how to raise his paw to shake hands with a human.  It was great fun, and […]

July 12, 2013 | By More
Money Management Tips for Young Adults/Teens

Money Management Tips for Young Adults/Teens

When I speak to groups, I particularly enjoy visiting with young people.  Their enthusiasm, energy, and creativity are absolutely contagious.  The exciting aspect of talking with this generation is they recognize the relationship between money and their lifestyle in a different way than their parents.  Tweens are purchasing music from the iTunes store and many are […]

June 18, 2013 | By More
Are Teens Ready to be Consumers?

Are Teens Ready to be Consumers?

The recent conversation of Jay Leno’s retirement has stimulated some interesting conversation regarding age, employment, and salability to certain targeted groups.  One industry who keeps their thumb on the pulse of this issue is advertisers.  As we consumers casually absorb the entertainment that is television, advertisers are keenly aware of how they package their commercial […]

April 18, 2013 | By More