December 12th, 2013 | Add a Comment »
This time of year can be hectic for many families – parents especially – and trying to teach financial responsibility as well can seem like a daunting task. But there is another trusted resource that is usually ready and willing to help if they are asked – their grandparents.
Last week I shared my thoughts on this topic with Paul Sullivan from the New York Times. The following is the article that resulted from that conversation:
“For Grandchildren, the Gift of Financial Awareness” | New York Times
October 2nd, 2013 | Add a Comment »
I found this list on the NerdWallet blog and was thrilled to see our SavingsSpree App as one of their “7 Great Money Apps for Kids”! I agree with James K. that “money apps can be an excellent teaching tool once kids know how cash works. Much like the budgeting apps available for adults, kids’ money apps make saving more fun and easier to track.”
“7 Great Money Apps for Kids” – NerdWallet
September 20th, 2013 | Add a Comment »
I was asked to share some tips on helping families teach their college students about how to manage money when they are away from home. Here’s the result:
Teaching Your College Kids About Money – AmeripriseFinancial.com
September 6th, 2013 | Add a Comment »
An ABC News investigation reveals that ”free” checking accounts endorsed by some universities may have a catch. The average college student overdraws his/her account several times per year, and the bank and the university are just waiting for that to happen. Overdraft charges can be close to $40 every time students make a simple mistake, and the university is likely sharing in the revenue. This report reveals that TCF Bank pays the University of Minnesota $1 million per year, plus a bounty of $34 per student if the University will endorse students banking there. Here’s the report:
August 27th, 2013 | Add a Comment »
I spoke with writer Lou Carlozo about the power of using “no” as a strategy when teaching your kids about money. Here’s the article that resulted:
“Back-to-School Math for Parents: What’s an ‘A’ worth?” – MSN Money
August 21st, 2013 | Add a Comment »
This month I shared my thoughts on how to launch kids toward financial security in MONEY Magazine. Here are those tips:
Money Magazine- Susan Beacham Q&A: Launching Kids Toward Financial Security_2013_09
August 19th, 2013 | Add a Comment »
Money mistakes happen. Some are tougher to take than others – and mistakes like the one in Steve Rosen’s column are completely avoidable in your family with just a little bit of financial education.
Lessons from a $2 Million Dollar Mistake – KC Star | Steve Rosen
August 15th, 2013 | Add a Comment »
Having the (Money) Talk Before College happening at your house? No? Well it’s time and should take place before your student leaves. Consider the tips I offer in my guest column on Jean Chatzky’s blog this week!
Here’s the link: http://bit.ly/17Nv9r5
August 14th, 2013 | Add a Comment »
I recently spoke with Liz Weston at MSN Money about the recent Cambridge University research that confirms our youngest are learning money habits that are SET by age 7. So great to see others realizing what we have known all along – it pays to start the “money talk” when your kids are young! Here’s a link to the article:
Are you doing any of these things already with your children? When did you start the conversation about money with your kids? Did you get the same results from each of your children?
August 14th, 2013 | Add a Comment »
Here’s a great short list of 5 apps to help kids (under 12) learn how to handle money – and our Savings Spree App made the list!
The TimesofLondon-Apps to help your child handle money-2013_06_17