Use these fun, thoughtful money conversation starters for kids to liven up your family dinner + a road trip. Money: the last frontier (cue the Star Trek opening music). Not really. But certainly in conversations. It can be really difficult to bring up the topic with other adults, let alone for kids to ask their […]
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Make Everest for kids fun by sharing books on Himalayan culture + myth (Yaks and Yetis). What’s a good way to explore Everest for kids? This is something I’ve been asking myself ever since Money Prodigy was awarded The PLUTUS Foundation grant in order to create + deliver the Mt. Everest Money Simulation Program to […]
Your kid has much to gain when they ignite their entrepreneurial spirit. Use this system, and you might just gain from it as well! Entrepreneurs, among other qualities, need to be able to recognize opportunities in the marketplace. This means finding a need, and figuring out how to solve that need in a profitable way. […]
I’m sharing 5 family activities that don’t involve a screen. I read somewhere that I’m part of the Oregon Trail generation. Anna Garvey puts it beautifully when she says, “[we] came of age just as the very essence of communication was experiencing a seismic shift, and it’s given us a unique perspective that’s half analog […]
Free video games about money for your kid. Kids love getting mail…and you don’t even have to pay S&H! What child doesn’t love to get mail? If you pair that with a FREE money video game…well now you’re just asking for a high-pitch squeal. Through its Practical Money Skills program, Visa is on a mission […]
Help your child explore Everest for kids with this curated list of books. It’s no secret that Mt. Everest has been on my mind lately. Psst: Are you new to these parts? Money Prodigy was awarded The PLUTUS Foundation grant in order to create + deliver the Mt. Everest Money Simulation program to kids aged […]
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 […]
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 […]
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