We’re answering the question how to teach kids about money by creating a grant-funded, Everest money simulation program that will blow Personal Finance worksheets off the South Col. At the heart of why I created Money Prodigy was to offer an innovative solution to the question: how to teach kids about money? It’s a question that […]
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Tired of waiting for the summer months to get your child to read more? These 5 reading programs for kids run all year round. There are actually reading programs that run all throughout the year instead of just during the dog days of summer. Pssst: not sure which books to use with these programs? Check […]
Trying to raise charitable kids? Try these family volunteer opportunities you can complete from the comfort of your own home (or at least your own block) Maybe packing up the kiddos and schlepping them across town to participate in a charity project is not your thing. But you’d still like to commit a charitable act […]
Learn how to save money for kids + how to manage your child’s paycheck with this Amish blueprint. The outcome is impressive! The Amish provide an interesting case study when figuring out how to deal with your own child’s paycheck once they start bringing in the dough. Not only that, but how to save money […]
Whether you’ve been laid off from work, are having to tighten your belt, or you’re just trying to explain homelessness to your child, these books can help you navigate tricky money conversations It’s no secret that most adults will go through tough financial times at some point in their lives. My husband, Paul, and I […]
Savings accounts for kids don’t have to be hard to fund, even if you’re living paycheck to paycheck You’ve set up a savings account for kids in your family (wait, you haven’t yet? No worries. Here’s exactly what you need to do + how to score your child a $25 opening bonus). And while there’s […]
Let me show you how to save for kids college in the #1 most painless way How on earth can I write that blog post title? Where I’m not only telling you that saving for your kid’s college education is doable, but also that there’s a way I know of to make it painless? I’m a […]
Looking for a 529 College Savings Plan Strategy? Here’s one Mama Bear’s unique way to fund her six kids’ accounts. Probably one of the scariest ideas swirling around in our minds as parents is how the heck we’re going to pay for our kids’ education. I mean, my little guy is just 15 months old, […]
Teach children to save by helping them discover the insane-coolness of compound interest with this money activity Compound interest − a phenomenon that you want to get cozy with − can be an abstract concept for your child. Heck, it can be an abstract concept for us Mama Bears! But it works whether anyone understands […]
Grocery store games for kids you haven’t thought of before I’ve been fortunate in that my husband watches our baby for the last 14 months once every other week − yes, we only grocery shop twice a month − so that I can hit the grocery store alone. Yes, it’s glorious. *Cue wind in my hair as I […]
I'm a Certified Financial Education Instructor, and my Superpower is both handling money + teaching others how to do the same. Still, I'm obligated to tell you that I'm not a financial advisor (you can stalk my About page for more about me), and that this site is for information and entertainment purposes only (thank goodness, right? Your kid doesn't need another snooze-fest educational site). The content herein should not be mistaken for professional financial advice. It's highly recommended that you seek advice from a professional for serious financial matters...(pssst: that was a PSA for the parents because your kid is at the lucky age of life where they're not likely going to get into any of those...specifically if they stick around here!). This site and I may be compensated for expressing personal opinions regarding featured products and services.