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Game Night Fun: Buy Property, Build Hotels, and Learn Valuable Financial Lessons

On rainy summer afternoons or cozy Friday nights, there’s nothing like huddling around the dining room table, pizza stacked on nearby plates, with a wad of rainbow-colored cash in hand and the buzz of anticipation in the air. Whether you’re gearing up to battle for the doctor career card in The Game of Life® (who […]

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Back-to-School Savings: An A-Z Guide on Shopping Without Going Over Budget

Fresh haircuts. White sneakers. Bulging backpacks. Yes, it sounds like school’s back in session. And with that comes those back-to-school expenses, too. According to the National Retail Federation, families with children in K-12 expected to spend an average of $696.70 during back-to-school season, with clothing and accessories ($239.82), and electronics ($203.44) as the two most […]

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Teaching Kids About Money: 4 Things Your Kids Need to Know

For most parents, the end of summer means moving on from pool floaties and popsicles to backpacks and pencil boxes — and a renewed emphasis on learning. You want to teach your kids about money, but between reading logs and art projects, it can be tempting to hope they just pick it up at school. […]

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Keto on the Cheap? Paleo for Pennies? Yes, You Can Eat Healthy on a Budget

Healthy eating habits are nothing new, but anyone who’s made avocado toast knows that eating healthy on a budget can be challenging. You know to swap out starchy foods for whole grains and to reach for protein and fiber-rich foods in lieu of sugary and processed fare, yet organic food and specialty ingredients can add […]

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5 Things to Consider When Buying a Home

More people may be renting a home than ever before, but owning a home is still part of the American Dream that many of us aspire to achieve. Browsing real estate listings and attending open houses might seem easy enough, but the price isn’t the only thing you should consider when buying a home. From […]

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‘Mom and Dad, It’s Time to Have The Money Talk

No parent-to-child talk trumps the birds and the bees in terms of awkwardness. Crying in your mom’s arms after your first breakup or learning from your dad how best to handle a bully have nothing on when your parents sit you down and describe … that. As you get older, those big talks with your […]

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We Need to Talk… About Money

Having a hard time discussing money? You’re not alone. For many Americans, it can seem like it’s harder to discuss money than it is to talk about death. We need to get over this taboo. Why? Because whether you’re part of a couple, on your own, raising kids, or caring for aging parents, you – […]

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Be a Good Financial Role Model and Turn Your Kids into Savers

Responsible financial management is not innate. Most kids aren’t born savers and some can struggle with the concept of deferred gratification. It can take real dedication to invest for the future (for adults and children alike) particularly when there are so many distractions at hand. If you have children of your own or spend time […]

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Motivating Teenagers to Save Money

How to motivate teenagers to save Motivating teenagers to do something—anything—isn’t always easy. But when it comes to saving money, it can be well worth the effort. Not only can you help them put funds aside for that proverbial rainy day, but you can help them build sound financial habits that can last a lifetime. […]

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FAQ: How Can I Convince My Kids That Money Doesn’t Grow On Trees?

Parents often say that their children don't understand the real value of money. And often they're right. But once you've identified the problem, the next challenge is teaching kids the rules of responsible money management One approach is to have your children participate in paying for the toys, games, or other things they want. You […]

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