What to Do If Santa Gives Your Kid a Cell Phone

Identity Theft

What to Do If Santa Gives Your Kid a Cell Phone

What to Do If Santa Gives Your Kid a Cell Phone

Long gone are the days when all your daughter wanted for Christmas was her two front teeth. Now she wants a cell phone. All her friends have one. And despite headlines about cyberbullying, sexting, and texting while driving, you embrace the idea that cell phones are a way of life. “After all,” you tell yourself,… 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

5 Money Tips Your Kids DON’T Need to Know

Students

5 Money Tips Your Kids DON’T Need to Know

5 Money Tips Your Kids DON’T Need to Know

You already know why you should have ongoing discussions about money with your child. It teaches kids to be responsible with spending and saving. They can learn from your mistakes. It sets them on the path for financial success. On the flip side, your kid doesn’t need to know everything you’re thinking, at all times, when it… Read More

Kids May Be the Only Recession-Proof Group

Students

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

Personal Finance

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

How to Prepare Your Child for Financial Freedom

Students

How to Prepare Your Child for Financial Freedom

How to Prepare Your Child for Financial Freedom

This article originally appeared on LearnVest. It’s every parent’s dream that her child be more financially successful than she is. But, these days, a lot of kids aren’t confident this will happen. Consider these stats: Last year 89% of teens ages 14-18 said they thought they would be as financially well-off or better than their… Read More

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