Saving Money on After-School Activities
August 27, 2014

Saving Money on After-School Activities

After-school activities give kids the opportunity to exercise, have fun and expand their interests. They also come with a hefty price tag. How can you get your kids involved in extracurricular activities without emptying your wallet? We spoke with a couple of experts (and parents!) to get their best tips. Go discount or gently used […]

Infographic: The Cost of Heading Back to School
August 20, 2014

Infographic: The Cost of Heading Back to School

Families with K–12 children will spend an average of $699.28 on back-to-school shopping in 2014. What are families spending the most on and how can they work to cut those costs?  

Back to School: School Supplies for Less
August 18, 2014

Back to School: School Supplies for Less

It doesn’t take much for those back-to-school shopping trips to really add up. In 2013, the National Retail Federation estimated that families with K–12 kids spent an average of $634 when stocking up their families for the trip back to school. While you can’t ignore the teacher’s supply list, you can make smarter purchases. Here’s […]

4 Affordable Ways to Take Advantage of International Museum Day
May 14, 2014

4 Affordable Ways to Take Advantage of International Museum Day

In 1977, the International Council of Museums declared May 18 International Museum Day. It was done as a way to encourage public awareness of the role of museums in the development of society. Last year alone, 35,000 museums across 143 countries participated, giving eager museum-goers the opportunity to have an enjoyable and educational experience. Are […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]