What are the benefits of summer jobs for kids? How young is too young? With limited experience, are there other options besides fast food? Listen in as our hosts share their childhood work experiences and engage Dr. Jeylan Mortimer, author of “Working and Growing Up in America”, in a conversation around the pros and cons of early work for youth.
This week The Money JAR explores non-traditional summer camps that introduce kids and teens to the world of business, money, and entrepreneurship, such as the Young Entrepreneur's Business Week here in Portland.
Many parents would be simply ecstatic if their children emerged from college unscathed by a mountain of debt. But imagine if your kids not only evaded the common debilitating financial liability many of their peers will face, but were actually able to amass a significant “nest-egg” just as they embark on their adult lives!
When parents think about protecting their kids from financial pitfalls, their minds often gravitate to subjects like predatory lending, credit card debt or identity theft. But what about the more subtle hazards presented by entities like online gaming or prepaid debit cards, wherein your child may unwittingly sign up to pay hidden charges or fees?
Should we incent our children with cash for completing everyday household jobs or should their “free rent” be considered fair enough currency? Whether you are for, against or ambivalent on the subject of paying kids to do chores, tune in to hear guest author and mother Alisa Weinstein’s captivating and unique solution to this age-old debate.
This week Todd and Evan welcome Rory Schmick into the studio for a discussion about the economics and realities of sustainable business practices.
This week The Money JAR examines so-called '21st Century Skills' that have arisen in our school systems as rapidly-evolving technologies become increasingly intertwined with education.
Want to be a sports broadcaster, a firefighter, a nurse, a jewelry designer or a teacher? Learn how in this episode.
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This week Todd and Evan join child / family psychotherapist Dr. Fran Walfish to discuss how peer pressure influences our kids both socially and financially. More importantly, Dr. Fran shares tips and methods for parenting through these issues to help kids grow as independent and responsible people.
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