A Parents Finance Manifesto

A Parents Finance Manifesto

As we prepare to ring in the New Year, many people are still contemplating what, if any, resolutions to make moving forward. Often our New Year's resolutions focus inward, directed towards some form of self-improvement or lifestyle betterment. These resolutions can be extremely positive and impactful, but what about thinking just a little bit broader [...]

Teach Your Kid to Fish

Teach Your Kid to Fish

Many people like the idea of giving their kids an allowance for doing household chores. I am not one of those people. Unless of course we introduce a universal allowance for everyone that pitches in to maintain the household, then I'm all for it - I'll make a killing. But until that day comes, I [...]

Book Review: The Opposite of Spoiled

Book Review: The Opposite of Spoiled

The Opposite of Spoiled is written by author Ron Lieber, who is a columnist for the New York Times, and previously wrote a personal finance column for The Wall Street Journal. Many of his recent articles discuss how to teach our kids to manage their money - which is exactly what his book is all [...]

Raising Financially Savvy AND Grateful Kids

Raising Financially Savvy AND Grateful Kids

What is the word you hear Baby Boomers and Gen X'ers use most often to describe Millennials and their children? Entitled. Sadly they aren't wrong. Since the birth if the baby boomers, each subsequent generation has had substantially increasing advantages and opportunities. Unfortunately those increasing opportunities don't seem to equate to an increase in thankfulness [...]

Why Kids Should Manage Their Screen Time

Why Kids Should Manage Their Screen Time

There is no doubt that our current educational system is drastically lacking in it's ability to teach our kids about money, let alone how to properly manage it. But, blaming our schools is a bit of a cop out. At the end of the day it's our job as parents to give our kids the [...]