Talking To Your Kids About Money

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How to establish a budget for your kids

When is a good time to start talking to your kids about money? When should you start to provide them with the tools needed to help them create their own budget? What about the right time to start teaching them the discipline to stick to that budget? The sooner the better! Developing money managing skills provides us with a strong …

The Brain/Money Connection

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Money brain

Neuroscientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have found that chronic stress triggers long-term changes in brain structure and function. And nothing spells stress like money dilemmas! Neuroscientist Dr. Sam Barnett conducted research to determine the brain’s appearance while making financial decisions. He found that the ability to make effective decisions in this area is impaired by anxiety. The complexity …

Preparing Your Kids For College: The Must Have Money Talk

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Mother and teenage son sitting on couch, laptop on son's lap while mom is pointing at screen, both smiling

College is more than a formal education. It’s a time for kids to take responsibility for their finances. Many college freshmen have had minimal experience dealing with money. Typically they come from living in a parent controlled world where they have rules, and they know their limits. College offers a sense of freedom that could cause financial problems if not handled …

College Life: A Study Guide For Your Personal Finances

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Piggy bank with glasses on in a classroom setting

Some of the most important lessons you’ll learn in college won’t be taught in a classroom. Your ability to master the pressures of the adult world will determine, in large part, how well you live. To help prepare you for those life tests you can start to put these simple habits into your daily routine. Your future self will thank you. …