When my son got his first part time job earlier this year, I toyed with discontinuing his weekly allowance. I never acted on that impulse, so my son has continued to earn a sum of money each week for completing assigned responsibilities. One of those … [Read more...] about When Kids Disobey: Punishment, or Dock Their Allowance?
Kids and Money
Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net When my son got his driverâ€™s license, in many ways daily life became much more convenient for both of us. He could drive himself to work, friendsâ€™ homes, and to run errands. It also … [Read more...] about Teaching A Teen About Tipping
My son recently entered the workforce with his first part-time job. Last weekend he got his first full paycheck, and I could see the excitement in his eyes. He thought he was swimming in money, and relative to any other time in his life he was … [Read more...] about Teaching A Teenager How To Budget
I didn't plan for a trip with my son to Walmart to turn into a financial lesson. I'm always looking for ways to teach my son how to manage money in the real world, and this opportunity just sort of popped out of thin air. A child's … [Read more...] about Want To Teach Your Kid About Finances? Take Them Shopping!
Even though my son's eyes were still filled with sleepiness, I could see the disappointment in his eyes when I broke the news to him. â€œYou can't drive to school today, son. I forgot to get license tabs for the car, so it's illegal to … [Read more...] about Life Skill: Everything My Son Needs To Know About Vehicle Registration
â€œHow is it I only have $3 left?â€ I heard a female voice say from behind me while standing in the movie theater concession line. â€œBecause you buy stuff?â€ I heard a different voice respond. I pretended to be just generally … [Read more...] about Opportunity Lost? A Financial Conversation Overheard At The Movies