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The Piggy Bank: Sensible Spending for Ages 16+

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 12/14/17 6:55 AM

The Piggy Bank: Sensible Spending for Ages 16+
 
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 our almost adult children, ages 16 and up. I know, I know; there’s no way you would refer to them as adult children but in these next couple of years they are going to make decisions that could impact them for the rest of their lives!
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Topics: Finances, Money, financial security

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: The Money Game

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 10/26/17 6:55 AM

The Piggy Bank: The Money Game

The majority of adults that I know do not enjoy talking about money so the thought of taking on a money discussion with your child can build dread! We’ve talked a lot over the last few months about ways to incorporate money talks with your young ones into your everyday life which of course will help train them as well. But I found this amazing game that Karen from Teach Beside Me, developed. It is a board game that helps in making these dreaded discussions just a bit more fun!

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Topics: Finances, Money, #SMCsmartmoney

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: Teach Them to Save

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 10/12/17 6:00 AM

The Piggy Bank: Teach Them to Save

Can’t get your kids to understand that they could buy that bike faster if they didn’t spend their $10.00 on a 500-piece kitty cat puzzle? Well your kids certainly aren’t alone. According to experts, “an estimated 38 million households in the US live hand to mouth, meaning they spend every penny of their paychecks.” So, if we, as adults struggle with the idea of saving up money and not spending it just because we have it then no wonder it’s so difficult for our younger ones to grasp the idea!

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Topics: Finances, Money, 100% financing

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