parenting

Teaching a Teen to Write a Check

by Michael on Mar 3, 2014 · 2 comments

Time for a quick story… This morning, our 16 year old son needed a check written for soccer registration. We were busy getting the other kids ready for school so he offered to write it. He then asked me for instructions. I told him how to fill out the various […]

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It’s that time of year again… Time to start thinking about cheap entertainment to keep your kids busy this summer. With that in mind, I’ve compiled a list of free (or at least cheap) summer movie promos. In case you’re not aware, many movie theaters show second-run G or PG […]

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Last week’s posts about coins (both silver and copper) were inspired by me sitting down with our boys to pay their monthly allowance. With that as a backdrop, I thought it would be worth spending a bit of time talking about the ins and out of our allowance system. For […]

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Should You Pay for Your Kid's College?

by Michael on Jan 18, 2013

If you want your kids to succeed in college, you might want to help them pay for it so they can focus on studying instead of working. Right? Well… According to a recent study that looked at the impact of parental investment on GPA and timely degree completion, it’s not […]

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Teaching Teens About Money

by Michael on Sep 13, 2012 · 2 comments

Now that our oldest son is a freshman in high school, I’m anxious to start teaching him more about money management, especially as it relates to investing. In fact, I would’ve been happy to start teaching him these things much sooner but he hasn’t really seemed ready and I haven’t […]

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