Why Our Kids Don’t Have The Money Smarts To Live In The Real World

Financial illiteracy is an epidemic in the United States. Fortunately, after 30+ years of work to create content for children, parents and grandparents that teaches how to raise financially responsible children, we're finally getting there. As a pioneer of the "kids and money" topic in the 1980s, I saw the issue from 30,000 feet, when I searched for materials to teach my own children about money. It's time we all take an active part in teaching our children the money smarts they need for the real Read more [...]

Afghanistan gave CIA money to Al Qaeda to free diplomat: report

WASHINGTON: Afghanistan used about $ 1 million provided by the CIA to a secret government fund to pay Al-Qaeda in 2010 for a diplomat's release, The New York Times reported Saturday. The terror group's leader at the time, Osama bin Laden, worried that the Americans knew about the payment and were either tracing the cash or had laced it with poison or radiation,... WN.com - Photown News Read more [...]

Retirement: 5 Ways Money Makes Money

Saving for retirement is hard work, especially starting out. It's no picnic to sock money away you might spend instead. But you have to do it, and the earlier the better. Getting started with retirement saving and investing is common sense, but the really important part is starting early. Why? Because time is money. [...] Forbes - Personal Finance Read more [...]

Making Your Money Last In Retirement (Pt. 1)

Outliving your money is a huge worry for people in or thinking about retirement. How to avoid that fate is a specialty of AdviceIQ advisor Jeff Rose, the founder of Alliance Wealth Management in Carbondale, Ill. You retire and don’t even own an alarm clock anymore. Then it hits you: Can […]
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3 Really Scary Things We Do With Money

Happy Halloween! It’s a strange holiday, isn’t it? The holiday tradition is ultimately to scare people. But, I find the holiday much less scary than the really scary things we do with money. Remember, your kids and grandkids are watching and listening, so here are three frightening money mistakes we commonly [...] Forbes - Personal Finance Read more [...]

Money, Time, The Environment? What Do Cloth Diapers Really Save?

Parents’ decisions about whether to use disposable or cloth diapers are often based on environmental concerns, convenience and cost. But what do cloth diapers really save? Do Cloth Diapers Save Families Money? They don’t, says Nicole Kaeding, an economist in Washington D.C. and mother of a 15-month-old daughter. At least not immediately. In [...] Forbes - Personal Finance Read more [...]

Growing Up Out Of Your Money Child

Have you ever watched a five year old eat too much chocolate when his parents weren’t watching? Remember the drama and mess that followed? That’s what happens until he’s grown up enough to reason out how much is just right for happiness. It’s the same with our money. Sometimes, we just have to […]
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