How to Kick Your Kids Off the Payroll

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How to Kick Your Kids Off the Payroll

How to Kick Your Kids Off the Payroll

They’re becoming adults, they’re graduating or they’ve pointed out they are now 18 and can make their own decisions. And you silently wonder when they’ll start making their own money, too. How long do you support your children financially? For many baby boomers, the answer is unclear. Many report that they are still supporting grown… Read More

When Is the Best Time to Teach Kids About Credit Cards?

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When Is the Best Time to Teach Kids About Credit Cards?

When Is the Best Time to Teach Kids About Credit Cards?

Children mature at different rates, but in general, the earlier you explain the concepts of money and credit to your kids, the better. Under the Credit CARD Act, companies can’t issue a credit card to anyone under 21 unless the applicant can demonstrate they have the income to pay the debt. But he or she… Read More

Is Your Kid Going to Be a Financial Disaster?

Personal Finance

Is Your Kid Going to Be a Financial Disaster?

Is Your Kid Going to Be a Financial Disaster?

Some kids excel in the arts, and others display athleticism from an early age, but there are plenty of talents that don’t come naturally to youngsters. While someone may have tendencies that make it easier for them to manage money, personal finance is a skill we all have to learn. “It’s not something that people… Read More

A New Mother’s Guide to Money

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A New Mother’s Guide to Money

A New Mother’s Guide to Money

Dear New Mom, Congratulations on this new stage in life. It will be unlike anything you’ve ever experienced — a mix of joy and sorrow that will sometimes feel overwhelming but will always feel rewarding. And right now, there’s a good chance that you’re wondering how you’re going to keep your wits about you through… Read More

The Financial Education Our Kids Deserve

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The Financial Education Our Kids Deserve

The Financial Education Our Kids Deserve

Consider this tale of two college-bound students: Both on their own for the first time, both on a tight budget to last through the semester. One manages his money wisely, spending frugally and earning supplemental income through a part-time job. The other drains his bank account before midterms. Which one took a course in personal… Read More

Bieber Fever Lands in Your Child’s Wallet

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Bieber Fever Lands in Your Child’s Wallet

Bieber Fever Lands in Your Child’s Wallet

There is no denying the power of pop music sensation Justin Bieber. And while the Bieber brand is used to promote his music, events and merchandise, he has now begun to put his name behind a financial product: a prepaid debit card issued by BillMyParents. What could go wrong? In the past, we have seen… Read More

More Identity Thieves Now Targeting Children

Identity Theft

More Identity Thieves Now Targeting Children

More Identity Thieves Now Targeting Children

While many consumers across the country are now very concerned about the effects that identity theft might have on their financial standing, new data shows that in many cases, they should keep a similarly close eye on their kids’ situation as well. Researchers at the Carnegie Mellon University Cylab recently found that kids are at… Read More

How Do Your Money Problems Affect Your Kids?

Managing Debt

How Do Your Money Problems Affect Your Kids?

How Do Your Money Problems Affect Your Kids?

Today, the average college student graduates with tens of thousands of dollars in debt spread across a few different types of credit, including education loans, credit card balances and auto financing. But new data shows that in many cases, their parents’ financial behavior may shape their own. Currently, about two-thirds of college students have at least one… Read More

Kids May Be the Only Recession-Proof Group

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Kids May Be the Only Recession-Proof Group

Kids May Be the Only Recession-Proof Group

Millions of Americans suffered significant financial problems in recent years as a result of the recession and the subsequent fallout, but during that time, many Americans actually improved their kids’ health and education situations. Between 2005 and 2011, there have been many large strides made in ensuring kids are as happy, healthy and cared for… Read More

The Most Expensive Sports Your Kids Will Quit

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The Most Expensive Sports Your Kids Will Quit

The Most Expensive Sports Your Kids Will Quit

An allowance, clothes, food, toys, games, electronics, movies. You buy your kids lots of things. But one of the biggest expenses can be equipment and apparel for the after-school sports they’re dying to join one day and then are totally over the next. The kids’ sports industry is estimated to be around $5 billion annually,… Read More

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