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Money Smart Kids

Lessons for Kids From the Crisis
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Lessons for Kids From the Crisis

One of the greatest opportunities presented by the pandemic is to give children an appreciation for the workings of the economy.
June 5, 2020
Why Financial Education Works
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Why Financial Education Works

Money skills learned young will pay off in the long run.
April 24, 2017
The Tooth Fairy Is Leaving Less Under Pillows These Days
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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.
February 27, 2016
The Value Test: 300 Colleges That Pass
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The Value Test: 300 Colleges That Pass

All the schools on our list, from 1 to 300, are best values.
December 30, 2015
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6 Ways to Get Your Kids to Do Chores Without Paying Them
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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.
October 28, 2015

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Back-to-School Money Tips for College Students
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Back-to-School Money Tips for College Students

Kiplinger's summer 2015 interns offer advice on managing your finances as a student.
August 27, 2015
How Colleges Can Help Keep Student Borrowing in Check
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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.
August 4, 2015
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What We Learned From Mom and Dad About Money
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What We Learned From Mom and Dad About Money

Don't underestimate the influence you have on children when it comes to finances.
July 23, 2015
Summer Camps That Teach Kids About Money
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Summer Camps That Teach Kids About Money

These camps offer lessons on the basics of personal finance.
June 26, 2015
The Value of Summer Jobs for Teens
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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.
June 24, 2015
A License to Spoil the Grandkids
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A License to Spoil the Grandkids

How can grandparents indulge our grandkids without going overboard?
May 5, 2015
A Book That Successfully Teaches Kids About Economics
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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!'
April 23, 2015
How to Use Allowances to Teach Kids About Money
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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.
April 20, 2015
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Should You Give Your Kid a Credit Card?
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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.
April 20, 2015
Smart Ways to Talk About Money With Your Kids
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Smart Ways to Talk About Money With Your Kids

If you aren't sure about how to start the discussion, these tips will help.
April 17, 2015
How Much Money Does the Tooth Fairy Leave at Your House?
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How Much Money Does the Tooth Fairy Leave at Your House?

Tips for parents on how much to give without going overboard.
February 26, 2015
How to Help Your Adult Kids Save More Money
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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.
February 23, 2015
When Your Kids Ask How Much Money You Make
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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.
February 19, 2015
Financial Planning for Newlyweds
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Financial Planning for Newlyweds

When starting a new life together, couples should focus on saving for retirement, paying off debt and preparing financially for any children. Here's h…
February 13, 2015
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Quick Alternatives to Traditional Thank-You Notes
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Quick Alternatives to Traditional Thank-You Notes

Digital expressions of gratitude can be just as nice as printed appreciation.
February 3, 2015
Teach Your Kids to Say Thank You
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Teach Your Kids to Say Thank You

Written notes are a nice way for your children to express their gratitude.
January 23, 2015
The Perils of Giving Kids Credit Cards
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The Perils of Giving Kids Credit Cards

Not all plastic is bad for kids, but using cash is the best way to get young minds thinking wisely about money.
January 21, 2015
Why Our 2015 List of Best College Values Is More Useful Than Ever
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Why Our 2015 List of Best College Values Is More Useful Than Ever

We’ve made a number of changes to our annual rankings.
December 17, 2014
5 Ways to Keep Santa on a Budget
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5 Ways to Keep Santa on a Budget

Follow these tips to keep holiday spending on your kids under control.
December 9, 2014
Fresh Approaches to Student Debt
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Fresh Approaches to Student Debt

We need out-of-the-box thinking that makes students less dependent on loans.
November 14, 2014