From Idea to Action
Never underestimate the power of a single learning experience.
Back in June of 2012, I led a learning event for alumni at my alma mater, St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. During the presentation, I talked about the benefits of using a Share Save Spend allowance with kids as a way to introduce them to the topic of money
Save the Date?
Move over Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Back-to-School Saturday has arrived—and it’s targeting your children. When it comes to shopping, marketers and retailers live by a simple rule of thumb: Nothing attracts a crowd like a crowd.
Managing Debt and Achievement
The other day on my way to do a TV interview about student loan debt, I drove past the University of Minnesota campus and noticed a common wardrobe theme – funny looking caps and oddly shaped gowns – a powerful visual reminder that we are definitely in the midst of graduation season.
Guess who’s cashing student loan checks?
Last month Walmart announced that it is extending its reach into the alternative check-cashing industry. The retail giant’s expansion of services means that you can now cash checks for rebates, pensions, retirement accounts, and student loans at any one of its stores.
Help Kids Gain Valuable Money Lessons with Back-To-School Shopping Plan
Creating a back-to-school shopping plan can help kids develop healthy money habits while minimizing, what can be, a very stressful experience for families.
Learn To Earn: 5 Reasons Your Teen Should Have a Summer Job
As parents, we want to give our children every possible advantage to help them grow up to be mature, responsible, contributing members of their communities.
Teens and college students who work part-time in high school or college earn 16 percent more after college than those who do not. And colleges are factoring in work
New Book & Minneapolis Family Featured on NBC Affiliate
Last week I had the opportunity to sit down with a local family and talk about money.
The Power of Money Mentoring
Let it be known, I am a huge fan of money mentors. That is people who are willing to share with a young person their highs and lows around all things money. It’s a wonderful way to cut the learning curve in a complex money world.
My Forthcoming Book
As I point out in my forthcoming book, Money Sanity Solutions: Linking Money and Meaning, there is a major technological shift underway that will change how we pay for goods and services in the very near term.
Boomerangers (young adults) moving back home to save money is an interesting trend and one that is likely here to stay, at least until the recession eases.