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How We Do Random Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness are a wonderful way to get your kids involved in spreading joy throughout the world. We have our kids set aside money to give to others out of every allowance, but sometimes they struggle to know how to actually give it away. And in the same way I believe it's important for kids to touch and work with actual dollar bills to really gain an understanding of money, I think having them physically give away their money makes a bigger impact in their developing minds than they would get by clicking a few buttons on a website to make a donation. So putting those two things together, I came up with the idea for a Random Acts of Kindness...

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The Financial Education Gifts I'm Giving My Kids This Year

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Ever since my kids were little, I've tried to mostly give them gifts that were more educational or open-ended in play. Some of my favorites over the years have been building toys (Magna-Tiles are amazing), STEM toys (they've played with Snap Circuits for years), books, games, and musical instruments. A couple years ago, I decided it was time to start making a more conscious effort to teach them about money and have included some financial education gifts since then. It started with giving them the first version of my money management binders for Christmas, along with a promise of bi-weekly allowance, to start teaching them all about money. Last year, we got...

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5 Books to Teach Kids About Investing

One of my favorite Warren Buffett quotes is, "Do not save what is left after spending; spend what is left after saving." When kids are taught to set aside money to saving before spending it on their latest obsession, they start to build essential habits that will serve them well their whole lives. But what do they do with their savings? Some of it will be for short term goals - saving up for the new video game or lego set - but some of it should be set aside for the long-term. This long-term savings can introduce kids to many important financial concepts including how to save for things like retirement or a down payment on a home and...

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6 Books to Teach Kids About Entrepreneurship

Whether your child is destined to grow a successful business or not, the skills that come from entrepreneurial adventures - resilience, resourcefulness, dedication, task management, and creativity, to name a few - are skills that will serve them well in any path their lives take. These six books demonstrate these qualities while allowing kids to see that they can dream big and do amazing things. From inspiring stories of successful kidpreneurs that feature kids just like them, to step by step guides that break down the process of starting a business and guide them through visualizing their success, these books are sure to inspire the entrepreneur in your kids. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Amina’s BraceletsBy Tasha DanielleAges 8-10...

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5 Books to Teach Kids About Generosity

It’s no secret that I think financial education is important for kids, but it’s not just about learning how much a quarter is worth or how to make a budget. I think a healthy relationship with money is a well-rounded one - it places focus not only on saving and investing, but giving, too. Books and stories are a wonderful way for kids to learn new concepts, empathize with characters, or become inspired to try something new.  When kids start their financial journey with the expectation of sharing and giving some of the money they get, it sets the tone for the rest of their life. The books in this category help kids to see how giving money, things, or time...

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