Money Smart Kids

Editor Janet Bodnar tackles tricky money-management topics for parents and their children.

February 27, 2016

The Tooth Fairy Is Leaving Less Under Pillows These Days

The average amount that the Tooth Fairy gives kids is down 10% from last year.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, February 2016

The Value Test: 300 Colleges That Pass

All the schools on our list, from 1 to 300, are best values.

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October 28, 2015

6 Ways to Get Your Kids to Do Chores Without Paying Them

Kids shouldn't be paid for doing routine tasks, but for doing extra jobs that parents define as above and beyond.

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September 28, 2015

Save $1 for College, Cut $2 in Debt

Paying for college doesn't mean you have to take out thousands in student loans.

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August 27, 2015

Back-to-School Money Tips for College Students

Kiplinger's summer 2015 interns offer advice on managing your finances as a student.

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August 4, 2015

How Colleges Can Help Keep Student Borrowing in Check

Schools like Indiana University and Ohio State are trying to stop students from taking out excessive student loans.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, August 2015

What We Learned From Mom and Dad About Money

Don't underestimate the influence you have on children when it comes to finances.

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June 26, 2015

Summer Camps That Teach Kids About Money

These camps offer lessons on the basics of personal finance.

See More On: Family Finances | Financial Planning

June 24, 2015

The Value of Summer Jobs for Teens

Teenagers still have time to get summer jobs, and they might even learn a thing or two about managing money along the way.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, June 2015

A License to Spoil the Grandkids

How can grandparents indulge our grandkids without going overboard?

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April 23, 2015

A Book That Successfully Teaches Kids About Economics

A Q&A with Arthur Laffer and Michelle Balconi, authors of the children's book 'Let's Chat About Economics!'

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April 20, 2015

How to Use Allowances to Teach Kids About Money

More parents are giving their children allowances, but paying them to do chores may not be the right way to do it.

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April 20, 2015

Should You Give Your Kid a Credit Card?

A checking account with a debit card is better for teaching your kids money-management skills and financial responsibility.

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April 14, 2015

Smart Ways to Talk About Money With Your Kids

If you aren't sure about how to start the discussion, these tips will help.

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February 26, 2015

How Much Money Does the Tooth Fairy Leave at Your House?

Tips for parents on how much to give without going overboard.

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February 23, 2015

How to Help Your Adult Kids Save More Money

Encourage your children to pay themselves first, pick the best banks and start investing. You can offer them a cash boost, too.

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February 19, 2015

When Your Kids Ask How Much Money You Make

Take advantage of the potentially awkward question about income to teach your children the ins and outs of the family budget.

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