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October 16, 2013

How Much Does It Cost To Raise A Kid in 2013?

Whether you are a parent or not, you’re probably well aware that raising a child isn’t cheap. The cost of diapers, clothes, healthcare, housing and countless other expenses add up – but have you ever tried to put a number on the annual cost of raising a child? The answer depends heavily on a family’s […]

by Briana Fabbri
Personal Finance in School
October 9, 2013

5 Ways To Improve Personal Finance Education In Schools

As any parent or teacher knows, the sooner you introduce a young person to a concept – be it math, manners or foreign language – the more opportunities they have to grab hold and learn. The same is undoubtedly true in the realm of personal finance. According to a report from the Council for Economic […]

by Briana Fabbri
Kids Book Money
October 2, 2013

5 Books That Teach Young Kids About Money Matters

These days there are a number of apps, games and online tools that parents can use to teach kids about budgeting. If you’d rather step away from technology and take a more hands-on approach, picture books can be a great way to communicate complex financial topics in a kid-friendly and unintimidating way. Plus, by reading […]

by Briana Fabbri
Kids Budget
September 25, 2013

Tools To Teach Kids Budgeting Skills At Every Age

Do you want your child to learn responsible personal finance habits? Get ready to throw on your teaching hat. According to the JumpStart Coalition for Financial Literacy, only a handful of states require at least a one-semester class in personal finance before high school graduation. That means that if you want your child to grow […]

by Briana Fabbri
Allowance Tips
September 11, 2013

Allowance In America: When, Why & How Much We Pay Our Kids

American parents are shelling out an average of $780 a year for each child’s allowance. Think that seems a bit steep? Here are a few more allowance statistics from the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts that will shed some light on how your household rules stack up to the rest. 61% of parents pay […]

by Briana Fabbri
Family Money Talk
September 4, 2013

73% of Parents Regularly Talk to Kids About Money

Talking about money matters with just about anyone can be tough, but putting that conversation into kid-friendly terms is an even bigger challenge. Sure, you know the importance of teaching your kids responsible money management habits early on, but are you actually doing it on a regular basis? A recent survey shows that about three […]

by Briana Fabbri
Dorm Room
August 30, 2013

Frugal Furnishing Ideas For Your Child’s Dorm Room

College tuition alone is an astronomical expense for families, but when we add the growing cost of on-campus housing to the list, those budgets stretch even tighter. According to a 2012 study from the College Board, the average annual price for a year’s worth of room and board is $9,200 for a public university and […]

by Briana Fabbri
School Lunch
August 26, 2013

Pack School Lunches On A Shoestring Budget

Back-to-school season is upon us! In recent weeks we’ve talked about how to save cash on your child’s pencils, notebooks and other supplies, and we also covered a few strategies for staying within your budget for school clothing. These costs can certainly pile up, but for the most part they are one-time expenses that you […]

by Briana Fabbri
School Shopping
August 23, 2013

5 Personal Finance Lessons To Teach Your Kids While Back-To-School Shopping

Preparing your kids for the school year ahead can be a costly chore. Between crowded aisles, screaming kids and demands for the priciest pens on the market, we’re all glad when that shopping trip is over. We poured over research about how parents spend and save on school supplies, and one consistently positive note was […]

by Briana Fabbri
Kids Clothes
August 21, 2013

Clothing Your Child On The Cheap: 5 Tips From CouponMom

It’s easy enough to find pens and pencils on the cheap, but clothing your child for the new school year is a whole different story. Studies show that when it comes time for back-to-school shopping, clothing blows basic school supplies out of the water in terms cost. According to a 2012 survey from and […]

by Briana Fabbri

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