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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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Looking for a Parenting Win?

Being a parent is tough. Somedays you feel on top of it all - getting the school work done, keeping your cool in stressful situations, spending quality time with your kid - and other days you feel like you’ve dropped every ball and then kicked a few of them straight out of the room on top of it. But kids are resilient, and they are absorbing and learning so much more than we realize some times, even when we feel like we are failing them in one way or another. The other day, I was sitting with my kids, looking through their Scholastic Book Club flyer. I had told them they could each pick out a book or two, but...

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Money Quotes for Kids

Who doesn't love a good quote? They can inspire, challenge, and motivate you, while reminding you that others have forged a similar path or battled the same struggles as you. When it comes to money and financial education, quotes can help steer you in the right direction, even when it is difficult to stay the course. The following quotes are all ones that have inspired me and my family over the years and I hope you and your kids enjoy them, too! No one has ever become poor by giving. -Anne Frank   Do not save what is left after spending. Spend what is left after saving. - Warren Buffett Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into...

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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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