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Financial Education for Kids- Now? Or When?

Today my Twitter feed had another article about the facts around financial education for kids and how that education positively affects American consumers.So, when should we start? Is there such a thing as too early? I don’t think so. Financial education for kids can start as soon as a child encounters money. Money management for kids is the first lesson and needs to be taught and practiced for years! One great way to introduce the concept of managing money is with a moneybox. Moonjar’s Save Spend and Share are great concepts and a clear way to introduce early financial education...

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Allowance time!

Allowance time!

New Year, New Me…well at least more focused me!!  The New Year is a great time to get going on a regular allowance practice. Allowance is all about giving the child a chance to succeed with money. The regular practice of giving allowance and encouraging thoughtful money usage goes a long way in growing money healthy and savvy kids! At my house when we could not quite remember to get it done each week, we turned the story around and put it on the three kids.  They had to come to my husband or myself for the allowance. Sunday was...

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Mighty Girl Picked Moonjar!

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Mighty Girl Picked Moonjar!

We are love to hear from people who use Moonjars adn find them helpful! This week one of our favorite shout outs came from "A Mighty Girl".  We need to step up our kids' confidence levels around money choices. Both boys and girls need to be offered language and tools to help them practice with money choices!   A Mighty Girl 20 hrs A Mighty Girl Pick of the Day: Moonjar Moneybox. A recent Girl Scouts' study found that only 12% of girls between 8 and 17 feel very confident making financial decisions -- a strong indicator of the need...

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Moonjaring makes it to the Wall Street Journal

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Moonjaring makes it to the Wall Street Journal

We are so happy to be the vehicle for Louisa's Saving, Spending and Sharing. We look forward to sharing more stories about kids and families who are "Moonjaring" their money.  This article was in the Wall Street Journal this past week:http://www.wsj.com/articles/an-allowance-for-summer-secret-santa-1475001530 An Allowance for Summer Secret SantaLouisa Thompson-Longshore wanted to be the best gift-giver at her camp this yearLouisa Thompson-Longshore's allowance of $10 a week helped her put together a gift recently for her camp friend at Newfound Camp in Harrison, Maine. ENLARGELouisa Thompson-Longshore's allowance of $10 a week helped her put together a gift recently for her camp friend...

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Make Lemonade with those Lemons and then SHARE the profits!

Make Lemonade with those Lemons and then SHARE the profits!

  Here’s to lemonade stands and water experiments everywhere - let the summer fun flourish!   At Moonjar we hope you area having a happy summer. We want to offer a couple of ways to put your Share money to good use whether your Lemonade Stand is a booming business or primarily a parent supported adventure.   When kids in your life think about where to Share, look for a charity or social cause that directly touches the child’s life and interests.  Maybe it is a well known charity.   For example, if an uncle has been struggling with heart disease, that child...

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