How To Raise Financially Literate Kids All Year Long

• Take your child to open bank accounts, both checking and savings. She needs to understand how banks operate. • Make it clear that the savings account is sacred. It’s for real emergencies—not impulse buys. (Teach him to avoid making decisions like, “I want that new...

How To Unspoil Your Kids During the Holidays

The holidays are upon us, and rumor has it we’re supposed to be joyful. But if you’re one of the millions of American families caught in the economic crunch, you’re anything but. Your kids expect the moon for Christmas, and like George Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life,...

Ten Ways To Take Classic Kid Jobs To The Next Level

Beyond the Babysitting Gig:  Kids have always worked. They’ve raked leaves, washed cars, and supervised children while Mom and Dad go out on dates. There’s only one problem, says Gregory Downing: While these typical kid jobs do result in a bit of pocket cash, they do...