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The Piggy Bank: Sensible Spending for Ages 13-15

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 12/7/17 6:45 AM

The Piggy Bank: Sensible Spending for Ages 13-15

I was lucky enough to stumble upon an amazing infographic that laid out some age appropriate lessons that lend themselves to sensible spending in the future! This is an important topic because while our kids are learning a lot of valuable information in school, only 17 states require a high school course in personal finance. That means this responsibility falls on the parents This week we are going to look at the recommendations and abilities of a child between the ages of thirteen and fifteen. 

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Topics: Finances, Money, #SMCsmartmoney, financial

The Piggy Bank: Sensible Spending For Ages 9-12

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 11/30/17 6:55 AM

The Piggy Bank: Sensible Spending for Ages 9-12

I was lucky enough to stumble upon an amazing infographic that laid out some age appropriate lessons that lend themselves to sensible spending in the future! This is an important topic because while our kids are learning a lot of valuable information in school, only 17 states require a high school course in personal finance. That means this responsibility falls on the parents This week we are going to look at the recommendations and abilities of a child between the ages of nine and twelve. 

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Topics: Finances, Money, financial, financial security

The Piggy Bank: Sensible Spending for Ages 6-8

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 11/23/17 6:30 AM

The Piggy Bank: Sensible Spending for Ages 6-8

I was lucky enough to stumble upon an amazing infographic that laid out some age appropriate lessons that lend themselves to sensible spending in the future! This is an important topic because while our kids are learning a lot of valuable information in school, only 17 states require a high school course in personal finance. That means this responsibility falls on the parents. This week we are going to look at the recommendations and abilities of a child between the ages of six to eight.

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Topics: Finances, Money, #SMCsmartmoney, financial

The Piggy Bank: Sensible Spending

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 11/16/17 7:10 AM

The Piggy Bank: Sensible Spending

I was lucky enough to stumble upon an amazing infographic that laid out some age appropriate lessons that lend themselves to sensible spending in the future! This is an important topic because while our kids are learning a lot of valuable information in school, only 17 states require a high school course in personal finance. That means this responsibility falls on the parents. This week we are going to look at the recommendations and abilities of a child between the ages of three and five. 

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Topics: Finances, Money, financial

The Piggy Bank: The Big Lessons for Teens

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 11/9/17 6:00 AM

The Piggy Bank: The Big Lessons for Teens

Freedom. It is what every pre-teen to teen aged child dreams of! But are they prepared for this taste of freedom? What about financial freedom, are they ready for that? During their teen years they will start making real money and likely, big money decisions that could affect them for the rest of their lives. While this can come across as scary and overwhelming; with a little guidance, it can be fun and exciting for our teens!

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Topics: Finances, Money, 100% financing, #SMCsmartmoney, financial, financial security

The Piggy Bank: Debit v. Credit

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 11/2/17 6:30 AM

The Piggy Bank: Debit v. Credit

How do you pay for gas? Your card. How do you pay for groceries? Your card. What do you give the restaurant server at the end of your meal? Your card. Likely, your children see you swiping your card more than paying cash for the items you purchase. But do they understand how it works? The concept of debit and credit is something that our children need to understand because it’s not likely we are reverting to using just cash anytime soon! 

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Topics: Finances, Money, 100% financing, financial

The Piggy Bank: Age Appropriate Tasks

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 10/19/17 6:10 AM

The Piggy Bank: Age Appropriate Tasks

If you are looking for some tasks that your kiddos can tackle and earn some extra money but are worried that mowing the lawn is too much for a 7-year-old—you should probably check out our latest edition of The Piggy Bank! While we certainly want to encourage young ones to start earning money and establish a foundation of financial literacy we want to help them set attainable goals. By offering them the opportunity to make money by completing age appropriate tasks then you are encouraging their drive to work, building up their self-confidence and creating a foundation for financial education. Below is a list of tasks that would be appropriate by various age groups. This information was found on the neatlings website, I’ve included a link at the end (it also contains a free printable!).

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Topics: Finances, Money, 100% financing, financial

The Piggy Bank: But How Much?

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 10/5/17 6:40 AM

The Piggy Bank: But How Much?

Can you get into this allowance kick that I’ve been on lately?! I would love to hear how the allowance structure works in your family and if you have any tips that you are willing to share! We’ve been talking a lot about do’s and don’ts of an allowance but one thing we haven’t discussed is how much is a good amount for our kids. Of course, this will have many factors that affect it—the age of your child, your financial situation—you get it. Certainly, you don’t want to stretch yourself farther than you can afford. 

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Topics: Finances, Money, financial

The Piggy Bank: Allowance Mistakes

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 9/28/17 6:45 AM

The Piggy Bank: Allowance Mistakes

The blogger we featured last week, Kerry, is very quickly becoming my “go to” for teaching our kids about money. Her ideas are easy to implement and make logical sense! On her blog, Self Sufficient Kids, she highlights nine mistakes that are made when giving kids an allowance. So, as you consider instituting an allowance in your family or maybe are just trying to improve on your current program, take a look at these things we should all avoid for the allowance to be as beneficial to our children as possible!

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Topics: Finances, Money, financial, financial security

The Piggy Bank: Stop Paying For These

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 9/19/17 6:45 AM

The Piggy Bank: Stop Paying for These

We’ve talked a little bit about why it’s important to give your kid an allowance but all the good could be undone if the allowance is not implemented correctly. So, when we give our kids allowances we also need to give them the responsibility of paying for things on their own. Kerry, a mom and blogger decided that it wasn’t just toys that the kids would need to pay for but also for some necessities. I’ve included a list of items that she lists as options for kids to cover the cost on:

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Topics: Finances, 100% financing, financial, financial security

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