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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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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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6 Books To Teach Kids About Saving & Spending

While hands-on experience is important for kids to learn about money, books and stories are a wonderful way for kids to learn new concepts, empathize with characters, or become inspired to try something new. These six books are a wonderful introduction to saving and spending, and most of them explore and teach other financial aspects, too, making them great well-rounded books for teaching kids about money!   As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last SundayBy Judith ViorstAges 3-8 Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday is a classic book that explores the concepts of saving and spending through the eyes of a little boy who receives a dollar from his Grandparents. At first,...

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Five Rules for Kids for Money Management Success

Beyond the Bank binders were designed to be flexible for the different ways parents decide to handle money with their kids - meaning they aren't tied to chores or allowance nor do they require specific percentages for how kids should divvy up their money. How you handle money is personal, after all, but there are some general guiding principles that will help kids start to learn the basic skills to be successful stewards of their money. These rules can be implemented with a Beyond the Bank binder or just with a jar or envelope system. What's most important is that kids start building these foundational habits as early as possible. Rule #1 Make a Plan for How to Allocate Money to Save,...

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Free Gratitude Journal Printable for Kids

  Are your kids struggling at all right now, with everything going on in the world? Mine are mostly doing okay, but some days are tough. We try to encourage them to end their days thinking about what they are grateful for so they can go to sleep with a happier heart. Some days are easy and some days take a little more effort. But we all feel more joyful and optimistic when we take the time to focus on all we do have in our lives, instead of focusing on what we don't. It's a simple practice and one that can be done just by talking with your children as you're tucking in them to bed. But sometimes, the act...

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