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Budgeting With Kids

You’ve mastered budgeting and want to pass your knowledge on. Just one minor question: how?

Plump Up the Piggy Banks

In parenting, the to-do list grows as our kids do. You want them to fly the nest successfully when the time comes, and a big piece of that is knowing they can manage their money well. Learn how to teach kids about spending and saving with these money lessons for minis.

Teach Your Kids to Be Mini Money Managers

  • Budgeting for Kids: Money for Minis

    There are two things that kids seem to love that parents struggle with: screen time and spending money. But what if we pulled some good ol’ fashioned parental psychology moves and leveraged those interests into lessons about budgeting for kids?  Admit it, parents—we’ve all had a moment of fantasizing about living off of the grid, …
  • Teach Your Kids These Three Money Lessons & Watch Them Soar

    It’s kind of amazing how much trick-or-treating loot an eager little goblin can snatch up in one All Hallows’ Eve. If you’re dreading the impending sugar buzz and/or worried about cavities for your kids, then maybe, this year, budgeting can save the day. Consider the lessons that a pile of candy can teach your kids …
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    You Don't Have to Spend a Lot of Money to Make Your Kids Happy

    My daughter, Flora, went to kindergarten this year, so we’ve been getting questions about all the toys and experiences her friends are talking about. Just yesterday, a couple hours after coming home from school, she looked at me all doe-eyed and said, “Daddy, did you know that there’s a whole other world?” I was excited …
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    How My Two-Year-Old Started Budgeting

    It’s only natural that we YNABers want to teach our kids about budgeting. But how do we do it? How early do we start? What if we do it wrong? This is so stressful!  Well, happily, we have no shortage of advice on this topic. Jesse even wrote a whole chapter in the YNAB book …

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Budgeting is not restrictive. You won’t be spending less, you’ll be spending right. So what do you have to lose? Except all that debt and stress?