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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 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: 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: 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

Financial Literacy: SMC Smart Money

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 4/1/16 6:30 PM

Known by most as April Fool’s Day, today is the first day of April and we are kicking it off with some select advice about Financial Literacy – no joke.

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Topics: Finances, April, #SMCsmartmoney, literacy, financial

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