Category Archives: Spending

Renting vs Buying a Saxophone

This is Nathan.  He’s playing By Loch and Mountain, one of my absolute favorite pieces he learned in middle school.  That was five years ago.  Nathan is now headed off to college soon and will not be taking his saxophone with … Continue reading

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Early Training Pays Off

“There are three boxes of Honey Bunches of Oats.  Are you not eating them, Nathan?” I was washing the breakfast dishes when Ryan opened the pantry door and noticed all the cereal. “I’ll eat them.” replied Nathan.  ”I just want … Continue reading

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Preparing Our Children for Kindergarten: Using Everyday Opportunities to Teach Concepts in Money

All parents want their children to succeed in school. And since Kindergarten is a child’s first exposure to “formal” schooling, preparing them for success is an important first step on the academic ladder. But “preparing” our kids for academic success … Continue reading

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Teachable Money Moment

The best way to teach kids financial literacy is in the context of their everyday lives. Here’s this month’s teachable money moment: The next time you’re out shopping with your child and she finds something she wants to buy (with … Continue reading

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Gas Money Lessons

“Wish me luck,” Nathan said as he exited the room. “For what?” John and I both asked. “I’m about to call my manager and find out why I haven’t been put on the schedule.” Nathan has been working at In … Continue reading

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