Money Smarts
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Generation X — The Credit Card Kids

If you went to college in the early 90s, then you’ll likely remember getting an offer from MBNA in the mail. MBNA merged with Bank of America over a decade …

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3 Things I Learned Raising Money Smart Kids

There are three important things that I learned while teaching my kids money smarts. Money Smart Lesson #1: There Is Very Little That We Truly Need My kids chide me …

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Financial Education for Kids – Intensity Not Required

I was chatting with a friend today. She said, “I know you’re intense about your allowance, but…” I stopped her. “We’re actually not all that intense.” (Cue my kids rolling …

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Financial Education for Kids: 3 FAQ’s that Might Pique Your Interest

I gave a talk last night to a terrific group of parents at an area school. I really liked a few of the questions they raised as they illuminated some interesting points, …

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Financial Education for Kids Thought for the Day: Starting Financial Education for Kids Early May Help Them Learn Self-Control

Getting kids started on the financial education path early is strongly suggested by research.   Inhibition is “the ability to stay focused on a task in the face of internal and external …

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The Art of Allowance
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AoA 015: The Importance of an Allowance in Opening Up a Money Conversation with Your Kids

with Guest Ashley LeBaron “One of, if not the main way, that kids learn about money is through actually practicing themselves.” Ashley LeBaron This episode of The Art of Allowance Podcast features …

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AOA 014: What ‘Doggie Donations’ and Protection from Bears Taught a Moose About Family Finances

With Guest Morgan (‘Moose’) Wright “Here I am, a grown man running around with a moose hat and living the dream.” Morgan (“Moose”) Wright Are you ready for “Moose”? In …

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AOA 013: Toxic Stress, Executive Function and Why Videogames Might Teach Financial Literacy Better than Books

With Child Psychology Researcher Chuck Kalish “Money is the way we interact with strangers.”  Chuck Kalish The newest episode (Lucky Number 13!) of The Art of Allowance Podcast features Chuck Kalish, the …

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AOA 012: An Early Savings Habit Leads to More Money-Smart Skills

With Youth Financial Literacy Pioneer Sam Renick “Great habits give all kids a better and brighter future.” Sam Renick In this episode, I talk to Sam Renick, the award-winning financial …

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AOA 011: Financial Education in the Schools and at Home

With Jump$tart Coalition Executive Director Laura Levine In this episode, I talk with Laura Levine. Laura is the Executive Director of the Jump$tart Coalition. We are a partner with this …

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