Archive | Teaching Kids

Lightbulb-623

Profitable Ideas: A ‘Simple’ Way to Save $30,000, Building Your Social Net Worth, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. The simple thing that helped me save $30,000 (CNN Money). Ah, that lowly, much-maligned yet wonderfully powerful tool called a budget. The 50% rule: why frugality is freedom (Better Humans). I’ve never been crazy about the term “frugal,” […]

Continue Reading
teen_reader_623

Money Books for Older Kids

Last week’s post about giving a money book to your young kids prompted some requests for recommended books for older kids, which is what this article is all about. The suggested age ranges are in parentheses. Story-based books A key difference between money books for young kids and money books for older kids is that […]

Continue Reading
Lightbulb-623

Profitable Ideas: The Biggest Financial Regret, Raising Generous Kids, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. This is No. 1 financial regret of older Americans (MarketWatch). For those who aren’t “older” yet, there’s still time to avoid this regret. Stop spending based on other people’s wealth (Sketch Guy – a NY Times blog). Trying […]

Continue Reading
kids_books_623

Buy Your Kids a Money Book for Christmas

If have any school-age children on your Christmas list, why not buy them a fun book (or DVD) that also teaches some great lessons about money?  Here are some recommendations, especially for younger kids — some of which my family has firsthand experience with, and others that were recommended by other family members, friends, and […]

Continue Reading
Lightbulb-623

Profitable Ideas: How Facebook Can Hurt Your Finances, The Ministers of Minimalism, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Why Facebook could ruin your retirement (USA TODAY). If we’re not careful, social media can take keeping up with the Joneses to a whole new level. A big life change is more planning than magic (Sketch Guy – […]

Continue Reading
Lightbulb-623

Profitable Ideas: Raising Financially Savvy Kids, 12 Ways to Earn Extra Cash, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Parents pass (bad) money habits to kids (Squared Away). Whether we teach our kids about money—and how—has a lasting impact. Why is it so hard to stick to a budget? (US News). Like any new habit, it can […]

Continue Reading
Lightbulb-623

Profitable Ideas: Magical Money Thoughts, Raising Less Entitled Kids, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Personal finance and magical thinking (The Simple Dollar). Optimism about your financial future can be a good thing. Being delusional or uninformed? Not so good. The best place on earth (The Joy Model). Don’t let money get in […]

Continue Reading
typewriter_623

Living a Better Financial Story

In Donald Miller’s book, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, he tells a powerful story he calls, “How Jason Saved His Family.” After returning from Los Angeles, where he took part in a storytelling workshop, Don got together with his friend, Jason, and learned of some trouble Jason and his wife were having with […]

Continue Reading
Lightbulb-623

Profitable Ideas: A Financial Force Like No Other, Cars That Cost the Least to Maintain, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. The most powerful force in the universe (A Teachable Moment). The math behind the adage, “Time in the market is much more important than timing the market.” One secret to cutting spending (Sketch Guy – a NY Times […]

Continue Reading