Children & Teen Money Tips


6 Things to Consider Before Lending Money to Your Adult Child 30

Financial loans between family members can cause conflict, rifts, and debt…and they can also be a show of trust, encouragement, and support! Here’s what you need to know about lending money to your adult child – and how to protect yourself from a financial disaster in your family. This article was inspired by a reader who is struggling with financial […]


36 Ways for Teens to Earn Extra Money 6

These money making tips for teenagers range from creative to practical, from blogging to teaching sports (my 14 year old niece is an ice skating coach). If you need ways to earn extra money and you’re a teen, you’ll find something here. I started making money when I was 12, babysitting. If I were to give my pre-teen self tips for […]


23 Tips for Teaching Kids How to Handle Money 2

If your kids weren’t born with natural money skills, don’t fret! These 23 quick tips for teaching financial literacy will help your kids learn good money habits and achieve financial goals. “How are learning to a ride bike and learning about money similar?” asks Karyn Hodgens, creator of KidsSave. “Both involve kids being ACTIVE participants.” Here, Hodgens reveals how kids can […]


Giving Teens an Allowance – Money Management Tips for Parents 8

These tips for giving teens an allowance are from a money expert whose job revolves around giving money management tips to parents and kids! A parent asked me about giving her 13 year old teenager $50 a week for an allowance. Since I’m no expert on teens and money management, I asked the creator of KidsSave for her input. Here, Karyn Hodgens […]


Teaching Kids about Money at Christmas – Tips for Parents 3

Christmas is the best time to teach kids about money. These tips for parents are from Karyn Hodgens, creator of KidsSave (a unique kids’ saving program that puts kids in charge of their money). “The biggest challenge I face regarding Christmas spending and kids is sticking to my budget,” says Hodgens. “This is a recent phenomenon for me, starting when my kids entered […]


Kids’ Halloween Ideas – Candy Shopping, Halloween Parties, and Spending Money 7

Should kids’ spending money go towards Halloween candy shopping, parties, or costumes? These Halloween ideas are from Karyn Hodgens, creator of KidsSave — she helps kids learn to take charge of their money. “The best lessons are learned in the context of kids’ everyday lives,” says Hodgens. “So let’s use Halloween as an opportunity to sneak in a few life […]


7 Ways to Save Money on Back to School Spending 2

These seven ways to save money on school spending not only help you achieve your financial goals, they’ll help your kids learn the value of a dollar! “On average, according to the National Retail Federation, a family with children in kindergarten through 12th grade will spend about $549 preparing for school each year,” says Ethan Ewing of Bills.com. “College students and their […]