Money Smart Kids

Fresh Approaches to Student Debt
college

Fresh Approaches to Student Debt

We need out-of-the-box thinking that makes students less dependent on loans.
November 14, 2014
The Right Way to Help Your Adult Children
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The Right Way to Help Your Adult Children

To help your millennial move on (and out of your home), set limits, be generous with advice but selective with financial assistance.
October 29, 2014
Money Advice for Millennials
Budgeting

Money Advice for Millennials

Here's how parents can help their adult children learn to manage their finances.
October 23, 2014
Money-Management Advice for College Students
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Money-Management Advice for College Students

Young adults share their tips for budgeting and planning for unexpected expenses.
August 15, 2014
How Parents Can Teach Kids About Money
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How Parents Can Teach Kids About Money

Start with small steps and take advantage of teachable moments.
July 28, 2014
How Financial Literacy Can Be Taught in Schools
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How Financial Literacy Can Be Taught in Schools

Financial literacy is a hot topic in theory, but in practice it often receives a lukewarm reception.
July 28, 2014
How U.S. Teens Rank in Financial Literacy
spending

How U.S. Teens Rank in Financial Literacy

There’s room for improvement compared to other teens across the globe, according to a new international study.
July 23, 2014
Smart Savings Tips for New Grads
college

Smart Savings Tips for New Grads

You got the degree. But do you have a sound savings plan for life beyond college?
June 13, 2014
Why Teens Need a Summer Job
savings

Why Teens Need a Summer Job

Working can teach kids valuable lessons and help them build skills to land a full-time job.
May 19, 2014
Should You Tell Your Kids How Much Money You Make?
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Should You Tell Your Kids How Much Money You Make?

Here's how to handle this tricky question, depending on the age of your child.
April 29, 2014
How Parents Are Teaching Kids About Money
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How Parents Are Teaching Kids About Money

Surveys show that most parents are helping their children learn to be financially responsible, but there is room for improvement.
April 18, 2014
How Much Should the Tooth Fairy Give?
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How Much Should the Tooth Fairy Give?

Here are tips to help you figure out how much money to give your kids when they lose teeth.
March 20, 2014
Saying Yes to Your Kids
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Saying Yes to Your Kids

You shouldn't feel guilty about spending money on your children -- when the occasion is right, that is.
February 19, 2014
Saying No to Your Kids
spending

Saying No to Your Kids

Follow these four tips so you don't cave in to your children's every request.
January 23, 2014
How to Teach Kids About Investing
investing

How to Teach Kids About Investing

Keep lessons simple and get kids started by buying shares in a company that interests them.
December 23, 2013
How to Keep Santa on a Budget
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How to Keep Santa on a Budget

These tips will help you keep holiday spending under control.
December 11, 2013
5 Ways to Reduce Student-Loan Debt
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5 Ways to Reduce Student-Loan Debt

Readers share their ideas on how to keep student debt under control.
November 21, 2013
Protect Your Most Precious Assets
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Protect Your Most Precious Assets

Make sure you draw up a will and name a guardian for your children just in case the unthinkable happens.
November 21, 2013
Keep Birthday Parties Grounded
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Keep Birthday Parties Grounded

These four simple tips will help keep your kids' parties on budget and under control -- and help you keep your sanity.
November 21, 2013
Kids Needn't Rush to Get Credit
Credit & Debt

Kids Needn't Rush to Get Credit

The first step to using credit responsibly is learning how to manage cash. Once teens and college students master that skill, they can start building …
November 20, 2013
Carpool Money Matters
Saving

Carpool Money Matters

Charging passengers for a ride to school is a good way to cover gas costs -- and the driver needn't report the money at tax time.
November 20, 2013
Writing a Contract for Boomerang Kids
spending

Writing a Contract for Boomerang Kids

Help! My 23-year-old son is moving back home, and I need to find an agreement as to rules, helping out and paying rent. Is there some kind of document…
November 20, 2013
How to Grade Colleges
college

How to Grade Colleges

We give extra credit to schools that hold down debt and get kids out in four years.
October 28, 2013
How to Keep Student-Loan Debt Under Control
college

How to Keep Student-Loan Debt Under Control

Families shouldn't borrow more than their child's expected salary after graduation.
September 5, 2013
How Students Can Improve Their Chances of Getting a Job
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How Students Can Improve Their Chances of Getting a Job

Follow these tips to be prepared when you enter the labor force.
August 15, 2013
How to Handle Back-to-School Shopping With Teens
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How to Handle Back-to-School Shopping With Teens

Set a budget and ask your kids to use their own money to keep spending under control.
July 30, 2013