4 Ways to Keep Kids Busy (and Financially Responsible) This Summer

School may be over, but the learning doesn’t have to end. Summer is the perfect time to teach your children how to earn, save and spend money wisely. Here are four age-appropriate ideas that are a win-win for kids and parents alike.

A boy and his dog ride skateboards side-by-side.
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Keeping kids active and out of trouble during summer is always a challenge. As parents, we need to strike a delicate balance between keeping them occupied and making sure they enjoy their break. On top of that, each age group comes with their own set of challenges.

As the end of the school year arrives, consider the following ideas to keep your kids busy and teach them financial responsibility and money management this summer.


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Gina Grippo-Martinez, Wealth Adviser
Registered Investment Adviser, ALINE Wealth

Gina Grippo-Martinez is a wealth adviser at ALINE Wealth. Her Wall Street days behind her, Gina currently holds her Series 7, 63 and 66 licenses, and helps her clients plan for their futures. She lives with her husband and their two daughters in Point Lookout, Long Island. For more information, please visit www.ALINEWealth.com.