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How to Build Kids’ Work Ethic and Money Management Skills

BY Chris Durheim

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Now that the school year has started, we officially have all three of our daughters in elementary school. With our kids getting older, we’ve been …


How to Financially and Legally Prepare Your Family for Back-to-School Season

BY Chris Durheim

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As the school year kicks off, it’s a time of change for families across the country. New schedules, friends, teachers, and activities can create a …


Back-to-School Shopping Psychological Hacks for Your Kids

BY Brynne Conroy

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By this point, you probably know all the back-to-school savings hacks. Take inventory of what you already have. Check the circulars. Wait as long as …


How Giving an Allowance Inspired Good Financial Habits

BY Brynne Conroy

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Charlotte Baker is the mother of two young adults whom she has successfully raised to be financially responsible adults. Her daughter runs her own business …


Should I Give My Child An Allowance?

BY Brynne Conroy

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Do you give your child an allowance?It’s a highly personal decision, and one that most people have strong opinions on. On the one hand, you …


How to Save and Pay for College

BY Brynne Conroy

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As a parent, you know you should be saving for your child’s college education if at all possible. Saving for college makes it more likely …


Fun Ways to Ask Someone to Be The Guardian of Your Kids

BY Emily Omier

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Congratulations! You’ve run through the list of your family and friends, and you and your spouse have finally decided on the right person or persons …


Will You Be My Kids' Guardian? - Having the Conversation

BY Emily Omier

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In some cases, the guardianship conversation is simple.“Will you be my kids’ guardian if my spouse and I die?”“Yes.”Boom. You’re done.However, it’s not always going …