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How My Grandparents Taught Me about Money

Grandparents can take an active role teaching kids about money and personal finance The essay topic for our annual personal finance scholarship is ‘How my parents taught me about personal finance’ but that doesn’t mean we only learn about money from our parents. Through the essays, I’ve seen hundreds of stories about how kids are […]

How a Hard Lesson and the Power of Frugality Changed My Life

One reader shares how a hard lesson and his mother’s love taught him the power of being frugal Sometimes it’s the hardest lessons in life that teach us the most. There’s nothing like being poor to teach you the power of being frugal and how to make ends meet on less. Some people are able […]

How Saving Half My Paychecks is Paying for College

One reader shares how her parents taught her to save half her paycheck and how it became a life-long financial lesson Behind all the personal finance tips and tricks, all the articles about achieving your financial goals, is one concept… Saving. The idea of spending less than you make and putting some away is the […]

How an Affair Can Ruin Generations of Financial Wisdom

Avoid poor decisions and other wealth destroyers to help your kids with their financial future Building wealth, especially generational wealth that lifts up your whole family, can take an exceptionally long time. Unfortunately, some poor financial decisions like an affair can destroy it all in much less time. Today’s essay, part of our personal finance […]

Learning Personal Finance without Realizing It

Don’t miss the personal finance lessons that come when you least expect it We learn constantly from our parents, even when we don’t know we’re learning. Understanding the concept behind the personal finance lessons when they come will go a long way to financial freedom when you know the vocabulary to go with it. Today’s […]

How Tough Love Can Teach Your Kids to Save

Sometimes a little tough love can help your kids learn the money lessons and savings habits for a successful financial life Sometimes it takes a little more for parents to help their kids with money habits. A little tough love can go a long way in developing the savings habits that will help your kids […]