A Fun (And Crazy!) Holiday Tradition for You

July 27, 2018 | Category: Girl Scouts

Teaching your children how to make their money count can be a challenge. To help them get an idea of how much things cost, try out this holiday ‘Crazy Dinner’ and let them try to get the most of out of a limited budget. This activity is best with a large group, so invite family, […]

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Saving Smarts

July 27, 2018 | Category: Girl Scouts

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. Teach your kids those saving smarts now when they’re young to help make it a […]

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Saving on Halloween

July 27, 2018 | Category: Girl Scouts

The holidays can be expensive, so start saving early by being thrifty for Halloween. Be prepared for those unexpected end-of-year expenses through reducing your spending this October. Here are two tips to help you save on Halloween: Wait to carve pumpkins. Plan on carving the pumpkins on Halloween instead of earlier in the season when the pumpkins […]

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5 Tips for Raising Secure and Unspoiled Kids

July 27, 2018 | Category: Girl Scouts

As a parent, you want your kids to know you can provide them with all their needs, but you also don’t want to raise spoiled children who feel entitled to their every whim. Here are five tips to help you raise secure and unspoiled kids: Use an allowance as a teaching tool. By giving kids […]

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Impulse Control

July 27, 2018 | Category: Girl Scouts

Impulse purchases can wreak havoc on the most carefully constructed budgets. By teaching your kids how to recognize their impulses, you will be giving them the tools for overcoming that overpowering urge to buy, buy, buy. Show your kids how retailers manipulate our emotions and spending habits and how to shop without dropping more money than planned.   Ask […]

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June 2018: Family Finance Games For Kids

May 31, 2018 | Category: Girl Scouts, Uncategorized

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. It’s easy to say “get […]

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Mar 2018: Art Of Ownership

April 23, 2018 | Category: Girl Scouts

As children begin earning their own money, either through allowance, extra chores or a part-time job, they also begin to make choices about how they spend their money. Whether they’re saving up for a large purchase or choose to blow their cash on trinkets and candy, they are still making their own choices. And while […]

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Feb 2018: Teach Kids To Set Savings Goals

February 7, 2018 | Category: Girl Scouts

Teach Kids To Set Savings Goals Your child wants a new longboard ($200) or the latest basketball shoes ($120), but it’s just not in the budget this month. Rather than a flat-out “no,” work with your child to set a savings goal and then help her reach it. Here’s how: Identify the goal. If your […]

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