Kids and money

Teaching high school students how to save

Jul 12, 2013
A group of high school students spends a day navigating the complicated financial decisions of adulthood.
Posted In: Kids and money, kids and investing, youth

Websites encourage kids to learn about finance online

Nov 9, 2012
Virtual bank accounts allow parents to deposit allowance online and teach kids about spending and saving.
Posted In: Kids and money, financial literacy

A saving-and-spending balancing act

Aug 3, 2012
Our Marketplace Money Piggy Bank Award goes to 10-year-old Anna Pitman, who is learning the balance between the joy of spending and the pride of saving.
Posted In: piggy bank award, Saving, Kids and money

Why are people attacking lemonade stands?

Jul 20, 2012
One parent wonders why many adults disapprove of where her son is putting his hard-earned lemonade stand money towards.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Small Business, Kids and money

U.S. teens: 'Dude, what's a debit card?'

Jul 17, 2012
A quarter of U.S. teens don’t know the difference between debit and credit, according to a new survey by ING DIRECT USA. Give your teen a reality check with expert advice.
Posted In: Kids and money, credit

Kids and investing: A good idea

May 29, 2012
My 11-year-old son won some money in a math contest at school. He doesn't have anything that he is interested in spending his money on immediately, and I suggested that instead of spending it just for the sake of spending it, he might consider buying stocks and building a little portfolio. He seemed interested in this idea, but I wasn't sure where he should start. He has around $150. Can you help us decide where to start? Thanks! Michelle, South Jordan, UT
Posted In: Kids and money, kids and investing, Investing, family finances

What do Girl Scouts learn from selling cookies?

Mar 9, 2012
It's Girl Scout cookie season and you know what that means: Swaths of girls and parents hawking Thin Mints and Do-Si-Dos in supermarket parking lots and workplaces across the country. But what's the real lesson here?
Posted In: Girl Scouts, cookies, Kids and money