Mommy, Please Buy Me This!

November 14, 2013 by Leave a comment

It is important to teach our children to understand and objectively evaluate commercials and advertisements.  We need to explain that the goal of commercials/ads is to trigger our emotions, which in turn will impact our wants, and prompt us to buy items that we may not necessarily need. It is ...

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November is Financial Literacy Month

November 12, 2013 by Leave a comment

November is financial literacy month and one of my articles on teaching kids financial literacy was published in CanadianMoMEh online magazine.

I believe that you will enjoy it. Here is the link:

http://www.canadianmomeh.com/financial-literacy-month/

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Win an iPod touch, iPad or 13″ MacBook Pro – Contest

November 4, 2013 by Leave a comment

November is financial literacy month in Canada, and in order to promote youth financial literacy, Financial Consumer Agency of Canada is running a contest. By submitting a short video between 30 seconds and 2 minutes, you can win an iPod touch, iPad or a 13’’ MacBook Pro. You have to ...

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Halloween Shopping

October 27, 2013 by Leave a comment

If you are going with your children to buy Halloween decorations, you can use this experience to slip in some financial literacy lessons. These lessons can be taught to the children during any other shopping trips.

First, determine your budget and communicate that with your child. For example, if you ...

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Five Financial Concepts That Will Spook Your Kids

October 23, 2013 by Leave a comment

I am very happy to announce that my Halloween themed article on children and financial literacy was posted on the City Parent Magazine Website.

I believe that you will really enjoy this article. Here is the link:

http://cityparent.com/posts/1091-five-financial-concepts-that-will-spook-your-kids

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You Can Have Anything, Just Not Everything

October 14, 2013 by Leave a comment

My son was having his immunization shot and I promised that if he was brave, I was going to take him to Toys R Us and buy him one toy. He was very courageous, so went to the store. My daughter was happily tagging along knowing that she will score ...

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How Can Kids Make Money at Home

October 7, 2013 by Leave a comment

If you had read my blog from March 20, 2013 you know that parents have a choice when it comes to tying the chores to allowance. This blog is written for those parents who chose not to tie chores to allowance. These are ...

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How Does Giving Relate to Financial Literacy?

October 3, 2013 by Leave a comment

Ok, so maybe I blog too much about donating and giving, and you may wonder what does giving have to do with financial literacy. Well, giving is part of being financially literate.  In order to give without being told to do so, we have to feel thankful for what we ...

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How to Teach Kids to Save

September 20, 2013 by 2 comments

We all understand the importance and benefits of saving, but that needs to be communicated and taught to our children. Saving is a form of a delayed gratification. It is discipline, which should be taught from an early age, so that it becomes a habit.

Here are practical tips and ...

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The Best Educational Video on How to Count Coins

August 1, 2013 by Leave a comment

I came across this video and I was very impressed with this fun and easy technique that teaches kids how to count coins.  Check it out! It is only few minutes long. Please let me know if you have enjoyed it as much as I have.

 

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