May 132010
23 Tips for Teaching Kids How to Handle Money

If your kids weren’t born with natural money skills, don’t fret! These 23 quick tips for teaching financial literacy will help your kids learn good money habits and achieve financial goals. “How are learning to a ride bike and learning about money similar?” asks Karyn Hodgens, creator of KidsSave. “Both involve kids being ACTIVE participants.”

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Apr 252010
Giving Teens an Allowance – Money Management Tips for Parents

These tips for giving teens an allowance are from a money expert whose job revolves around giving money management tips to parents and kids! A parent asked me about giving her 13 year old teenager $50 a week for an allowance. Since I’m no expert on teens and money management, I asked the creator of KidsSave for

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Dec 072009
Teaching Kids about Money at Christmas – Tips for Parents

Christmas is the best time to teach kids about money. These tips for parents are from Karyn Hodgens, creator of KidsSave (a unique kids’ saving program that puts kids in charge of their money). “The biggest challenge I face regarding Christmas spending and kids is sticking to my budget,” says Hodgens. “This is a recent phenomenon for

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Sep 212009
Kids’ Halloween Ideas – Candy Shopping, Halloween Parties, and Spending Money

Should kids’ spending money go towards Halloween candy shopping, parties, or costumes? These Halloween ideas are from Karyn Hodgens, creator of KidsSave — she helps kids learn to take charge of their money. “The best lessons are learned in the context of kids’ everyday lives,” says Hodgens. “So let’s use Halloween as an opportunity to

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Aug 262009
7 Ways to Save Money on Back to School Spending

These seven ways to save money on school spending not only help you achieve your financial goals, they’ll help your kids learn the value of a dollar! “On average, according to the National Retail Federation, a family with children in kindergarten through 12th grade will spend about $549 preparing for school each year,” says Ethan Ewing of

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Jul 202009
Money Saving Tips for Kids Going Back to School

Going back to school doesn’t have to be expensive! These money saving tips for kids going back to school are from Karyn Hodgens, creator of KidsSave – a unique kids’ saving program that puts kids in charge of their money. Before her tips, a quip: “Labor Day is a glorious holiday because your child will be

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Jun 172009
Money Tips and Savings Accounts for Teenagers

The teenage years are the ideal time to learn money tips, such as the different types of savings accounts! Here, Jill Russo Foster describes emergency funds, compound interest, and the importance of paying yourself first. Before her tips, a quip: “If you want to recapture your youth, just cut off his allowance.”  ~ Al Bernstein

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