Author Archives: Tiffany Jetton

9 Ways for Kids to Make Money

The best way to teach a child financial responsibility is by encouraging her to earn and manage money on her own. As the weather warms and summer nears, there are many opportunities for your kids to pull in some extra money.  If money-making is not on your children’s minds, you may need to direct them…

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It can be a daunting task to teach your child about saving money, especially in this teetering economy that we’re in right now. Here are six easy ways to teach your kids about saving money: 1. Make it fun for them to learn about money. Games like Monopoly help teach kids about money and spending…

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Family Finance Games For Kids

Usually, paying bills is one of those adult chores that takes time away from family time. It doesn’t have to be that way, though! Getting your kids involved in the family finances can let you take care of your responsibilities and spend time with your children at the same time. Making financial fitness a game…

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Divvying up your kid’s allowance into different jars, each with a specific label and purpose, has become pretty standard. Your kids probably have one jar for savings, one for spending and maybe another for giving. What most parents and kids omit, though, is one more jar for emergencies. Yes, emergencies, even for kids. Granted, they…

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It can be difficult to find something everyone enjoys doing. Uncle Phil wants to watch the football game, while Aunt Linda wants to decorate cookies. You’re trying to keep peace without making family time feel like a chore. What can you do to keep everyone happily spending time together without running up a huge credit card bill?…

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Money Hacks: The Kool-Aid Test

Leaky toilets can really inflate your water bill. Try the Kool Aid test! Dump a package of orange Kool-Aid into the tank of your toilet and don’t flush for an hour. If you still see orange water in the toilet bowl after an hour, you have a leak. Stop throwing out money and get it…

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Back-to-school season can be exhausting — and expensive! Take the hassle and the hefty price tags out of this year’s school shopping by downloading these 5 apps. Who knows? Maybe school shopping can be fun again! 1. School Supply List (iOS, $0.99) Keep things organized with this app created just for school supply lists. You can…

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Spring Clean For Extra Cash

When that first delightful spring breeze starts blowing, you know it’s time to get your house in shape. But there’s more than just a neat house awaiting the end of all that hard work. With just a few steps, you can put some extra cash in your wallet.  1.) Trade in your electronics  Gather all…

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Saving Smarts

For the responsible adult who thinks about being prepared for the future, savings are a fixed expense that is built into the monthly budget just like car payments and insurance. For most people, though, this habit does not come naturally. It needs to be acquired and practiced. Teach your kids those saving smarts now when…

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