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Recipe for raising a financially-literate kid

March 5, 2014 by Leave a comment

 

Do you want to raise a financially savvy kid?

If yes, you should read my recipe that I wrote for Kids in the Capital - parents & kids website:

Recipe for raising a financially-literate kid

Preparation time:  20 years

Ingredients:

  • At least one child (more if you ...
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A Letter To My Parents From My Tween Self

November 23, 2013 by 2 comments

Have you ever wondered what to talk to you tweens about when it comes to money? What is it that they want to know? Well, wonder no more! You can find out what tweens want to learn about personal finance from my letter that I wrote for Tweenhood online magazine.

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The Importance of Financial Literacy

November 15, 2013 by Leave a comment

We all know that being money smart is important life skill. Some of us have developed it on our way to adulthood and some of us haven’t.  Those who haven’t, are going through a nightmare of trying to make ends meet, dodging bill collectors phone calls and having sleepless nights.  ...

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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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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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Teach Kids About Money Without Allowance

July 29, 2013 by Leave a comment

Often people tell me that they cannot afford to give their kids an allowance. Since allowance is the foundation of teaching children about money management, they ask if there is anything else they can do instead.

Please understand that managing allowance is the best experience your child can get when ...

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Why Teach Kids to be Financially Literate

July 24, 2013 by Leave a comment

Are you teaching your children money management? If not, please start, and here is why:

1)      Who taught you about money as you were growing up? This is a question that I frequently ask parents, and most of the time the answer is “I taught myself”.  If this is your ...

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Baby Steps to Donating

July 10, 2013 by Leave a comment

A lot of times parents tell me how hard it is to get their children to donate and understand the importance of donating.

Here is one simple solution regardless of how old your child is – start them off by donating only one item. For example, if the child’s school ...

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Help Your Kid Find Their Franklin

June 11, 2013 by Leave a comment

I recently came across a great children’s book that teaches kids about giving.  This book is for younger children, although older kids and adults can learn from it. The book is called Franklin’s Christmas Gift by Paulette Bourgeois.  Franklin’s class was having a Christmas toy drive, and the donated toys ...

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Jump Rope for Toys

June 5, 2013 by Leave a comment

The other day my five year old son came from school with a jumping rope and a donation envelope for Heart & Stroke’s Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser. He excitedly pointed to the pictures of toy prizes on the envelope and said, “Mommy we need to get money from people, ...

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