Would you give your child an advance on their allowance?
This question was asked of me by my 9 year old son this week. The book fair would be at his school this week and after their class had a chance to take a sneak peak at all the really cool stuff they could buy, he [...]
On the weekend we celebrated my daughter’s 8th Birthday. She received money from several relatives (a total of $190) and we thought it would be interesting to see how she would budget it between her 4 piggy banks for SPENDING, SAVING, SHARING and SCHOOLING.
I gave her some time to think about it and asked her [...]
We are excited to offer our award winning book “The 4 Little Pigs” (a financial values book for children) in its digital version for ipad! Children will love to see the story in its entirety and in full colour. We’ve had some great feedback so far on this new digital version of the book! To [...]
Over the March break we finally decided to take our kids to the science center. They were excited about taking their SPENDING money with them to purchase something to bring home from the gift shop. I asked Caleb if he was bringing all of the money that had accumulated in his SPENDING piggy bank over [...]
Literacy can be defined as the ability to understand all forms of communication, be it through reading, speaking, listening and viewing. Literacy works hand in hand with the three basic learning styles namely visual, auditory and kinesthetic. For most children, one style will stand out above the rest and when teaching young ones financial literacy [...]
Monetary gifts are becoming a popular choice when you just don’t know what to buy for a kid. Sometimes it’s easier to hand over some money and let a child decide what they would like to buy when you have no idea what they’re into. In our family, monetary gifts present a great opportunity to [...]
With October here, kids are finally into the swing of things with school and new routines. Now, presents a great time to have kids budget and use money from their piggy banks to help pay and make purchases related directly to school. I’ll present some tips and ideas for how children can budget money from [...]
We don’t plan on giving our children an allowance forever and we’ve already begun discussing plans on way they can begin to make their own money. Summer presents the ideal time to get kids thinking outside the box in terms of how they can come up with some creative ways to make their own [...]
Those of you who are familiar with our family know that my children budget any money they receive through their allowance, monetary gifts and that they make on their own, between their four piggy banks for SPENDING, SAVING, SHARING and SCHOOLING.
Recently our son, who is now eight years old, has expressed an interest in competing [...]
Several weeks ago while preparing material for Money Smart Kids, I came across the website Planet Orange. The website was created by ING Direct as a way to help teach kids more about money and how to use it. Immediately I was intrigued and wanted to see if the site would be something that I could use [...]