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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Where is a child’s place in making family money decisions? How do we involve kids with how much we spend on them? Todd and Evan answer these questions this week with the help of Jayne Pearl, a journalist and author of the Kids and Money book series. She shares some creative methods to address budget decisions around clothes, groceries, and back-to-school shopping, and where to draw financial boundaries. She also introduces us to the terms “cost of cool” and “affluenza.”
How does one’s personality merge with their money habits? How can identifying this relationship help both kids and adults make better financial decisions and build stronger relationships? This week Todd and Evan tackle these questions with the help of “The Money Couple.” Also this week is a new segment of the Kids Two Cents!