Guinevere Higgins and Kelley Dennings of New Dream

AOA 028: How to Have More Fun and Less Stuff This Holiday Season with Guests Guinevere Higgins and Kelley Dennings of New Dream

Shift the focus from things to experiences and rituals with great advice from New Dream.

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Kyle Osborne Episode 27

AOA 027: How Over $100k in Student Loan Debt Sparked an Educator’s Passion to Teach Financial Literacy to Families (Including His Own) — with Guest Kyle Osborne

Kyle Osborne, the Director of Financial Literacy at TS Institute talks with John Lanza on The Art of Allowance Podcast

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AOA Small Change 002: What Does the Term “Money-Empowered” Mean to You?

In this second installment of our shorter-format episodes — which we call “Small Change” — I explore the term “money-empowered.” This concept is a stated goal of The Art of …

AOA 026: Facing Your Fears, Working to Earn and Having Money Conversations with Your Kids – With Guest Ruth Soukup

“It is so hard for parents to let their kids fail, to let their kids screw up. […] It really is one of the most important things that you can …

AOA 025: Materialism, Well-Being and the Human Value System – With Guest Tim Kasser

“In this culture or today, we’re taught over and over that one of the best ways to show that we’re successful, one of the best ways to have a happy, …

AOA 024: College Funding and Financing 101 – With Guest David Flores Wilson

“What people do with the […] funding and financing decision on college and where they send kids – you know those financial effects just reverberate for decades both for the …

AOA 023: Navigating the College Admissions Process Waters with The Scholarship Shark – With Guest Pam Andrews

“If you want to spend the next four years of your life in a place, you have to […] really put a lot of thought into that kind of academic …

AOA 022: Discussing Financial Literacy at Home and in the Classroom – With Guest Breanna Reish

“You are investing in the lessons that you’re giving your children.” -Breanna Reish Curious as to how to tackle the financial literacy conversation both at home and in the classroom? …

AOA Small Change 001: Top 4 Takeaways from the First 5 Episodes of The Art of Allowance Podcast

Here’s a little something new at The Art of Allowance Podcast. This is the first of our mini episodes, which we’re calling “Small Change.” Each of these episodes is shorter …

AOA 021: Navigating the Breakthrough Allowance and Raising Money-Empowered Kids with the “Dad Edge” – With Guest Larry Hagner

“When you give people good information, they tend to make better decisions.” -Larry Hagner Are you interested in changing up your tween’s or teen’s allowance program but worried about giving …

AOA 020: How Science Can Help Us Make Better Money and Time Decisions with Our Kids (and Ourselves) – With Guest Ashley Whillans

“Money is definitely just a small part of the happiness equation.” -Ashley Whillans Want to know how money impacts happiness (and how you can talk to your kids about it)? …

AOA 019: “The Formula” for Parenting Successful Children – With Guests Ron Ferguson and Tatsha Robertson – And How Their Plan Can Help You Raise Money-Smart Kids

“Parents’ response to failure may at times be more important than their response to success.” -Ron Ferguson “If you can break it apart, you can figure it out.” -Tatsha Robertson …

AOA 018: Getting Your Kids Started with Investing and Facilitating Money-Smart Conversations with Allowance – With Guests Evan Wilson and Todd Yuzuriha

“It’s not about the money. It is about the conversation. The money is the tool to generate the conversation to have with your kids.” -Evan Wilson Interested in investing with …

AOA 017: The Importance of Intentionality in Raising Money-Smart Kids – With Guest Kelsa Dickey

“The best way for kids to learn about money is to put it in their handsand allow them to practice with it.” -Kelsa Dickey During this episode of The Art …

AOA 016: Your Kids as Your Business Owners — With Guest Dave Hanley

“Preparation isn’t scary. […] It delivers you peace of mind.” -Dave Hanley My guest on this episode of The Art of Allowance Podcast is Dave Hanley, a Fulbright Scholar and …

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 Ashley LeBaron, a researcher …

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 this episode of The Art of …

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 …

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 …

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 …

AOA 010: Financial Well-Being for Your Kids Based on the Current Youth Financial Literacy Research

With Elizabeth Odders-White In this episode, I talk with Elizabeth Odders-White. Elizabeth is a researcher from the University of Wisconsin-Madison who has recently struck out on her own to provide …

AOA 009: A Conversation About Kids (of All Ages) and Money

With Personal Finance Columnist and CNBC Personality Kelli Grant In this episode, I talk to Kelli Grant, Personal Finance and Consumer Spending Reporter for CNBC. Her work has appeared in …

AOA 008: Essential Money Lessons a Financial Advisor and Father Has Taught His Kids

With Guest Tom Henske Tom Henske is a Certified Financial Planner and Financial Advisor to many affluent clients in New York City, and he leverages his wealth of fiscal knowledge …

AOA 007: Financial Education Tips for Teens and Kids of All Ages from an Expert Dad

With Bill Dwight of FamZoo Bill Dwight is the founder of FamZoo, a “Virtual Family Bank” that integrates prepaid card accounts with family finance software to help parents and children develop …

AOA 006: An Award-Winning Financial Educator on the Importance of Starting the Money Conversation and Creating “The Family Jar”

With Guest Tabatha Thurman Tabatha Thurman is an award-winning financial literacy educator who has taught money smarts to tens of thousands of Oklahomans. She is also a mom to a …

AOA 005: Learn the Importance of Balance to Help Your Allowance Program Grow with Your Child into Her Teen Years

With Guest Atsuko Atsuko, a mom, emailed me recently to say that her now 16-year-old daughter had started learning money smarts with The Money Mammals back when our program first …

AOA 004: The Art of Allowance Podcast – How a $100 Per Month Allowance for Your Tween or Teenager Can Save You Money

With Guest Melissa Disharoon Though her husband and sister were skeptical of the dollar amount, guest Melissa Disharoon took the leap to a much larger Breakthrough Allowance for her three …

A0A 003: How a Financial Educator Plans to Teach His Young Son to Become Money-Smart

With Guest Jeremy Cybulski Jeremy Cybulski is a Credit Union Developmental Educator (CUDE) who has presented financial literacy to thousands of kids. He is also now a dad to a …

A0A 002: A Mom Discovers an Allowance System that Finally Works

With Guest Sondi Sepanuk Sondi Sepanuk is a friend and mom who was frustrated by allowance programs that didn’t work for her family until we discussed a different approach that …

A0A 001: The Art of Allowance Podcast Intro – What to Expect from The Art of Allowance Podcast – A Short Primer for You

This entry is a short primer to help explain why I decided to launch The Art of Allowance Podcast. The podcast feels like a natural extension of the book. It’s a …