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The road from here to there

The road from here to there

The Luck of the Irish (or of any other ethnicity) just isn’t going to pave the way when it comes to kids and money! We hear so often about a lucky break that changed a life but in reality the lucky break was most likely a long time coming and the real challenge happened when it was time to manage the money that came with the break.  I was just reading about a woman who was a horrible student all the way through college and is now a billionaire.  She got there after failing at 22 other jobs and finally...

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America Saves Week

America Saves Week

America Saves Week is the first of a few specially named efforts this time of year to help all of us remember to be mindful about our money.  This is a great time to think about money management for kids! Teaching a child to save is such a great way to re discover our own Money Personalities as well as to set the child on a good practice of regular savings.  When I was young my family did not talk about money. I always felt safe and we always sat down for dinner together to eat a pretty well balanced...

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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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