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"Hello. Hello. Helloooo." Silence.
Ever get that call on your phone? It might be yet another type of fraud attempt. This NPR article explains. Good info to share with your kids who have cards or bank accounts.
When you answer your phone and there's no one on the other end, it could in fact be a computer that's gathering information about you and your bank account. Here's how.
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A 6 year-old makes a very thoughtful donation with the "giving-away" portion of his allowance. Lovely story.
http://q13fox.com/2015/08/26/6-year-old-portland-boy-donates-allowance-money-to-honor-3-washington-firefighters-who-died/
PORTLAND (KPTV) -- A 6-year-old Portland boy is donating his allowance money to support firefighters and the families of the three Washington firefighters who were killed in a wildfire near Twisp, ...
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We love the idea of teaching kids about entrepreneurship. Inspire your kids to move beyond allowance, chores, and odd jobs! If that sentiment resonates with you too, here's a neat Kickstarter​ project to consider backing. Check it out.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/537757659/my-first-startup-educational-comic-book-for-kids
YourComicStory.com is raising funds for My First Startup - educational comic book for kids! on Kickstarter! Help us write, draw, and publish a comic book to teach kids entrepreneurship.
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Just getting into allowance with your youngster? Some good tips via Couple Money​ in this short 6 minute podcast. We love skin-in-the-game matching strategies and DonorsChoose.org​ as an engaging donation destination for kids. 
http://couplemoneypodcast.com/tips-for-giving-kids-an-allowance/
Teaching your kid about money with an allowance is smart. You can help them become financially savvy and develop generosity and entrepreneurship.  Subscribe to Couple Money Podcast via iTunes, Stit...
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This is the way to shop with your child. Love this story from Indebted and In Debt​. Conversation. Teamwork. Compromise. Reality. $19.99 sounds like a pretty good deal, too. No guilty feelings necessary in this case as far as we're concerned. http://indebtedmom.com/i-bought-my-daughter-a-frozen-backpack-and-im-fine-with-it/
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Our cards aren't just for the kids. Don't want to lug your wallet or purse around while your out and about? Stuff an extra card in your pocket. Load it periodically from our app to cover little expenses. No worries if you lose it. Just use our app to lock the card and/or move the funds back to your primary funding card. Convenient. Safer than cash.
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Probably a good idea to teach your kids a healthy skepticism when it comes to dealing with people about money. A fun, classic quote to discuss with your kids on the topic via a humorist from the late 1800s - Kin Hubbard.
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The bottom line in this study: practice with money via an allowance + conversations about money with parents = kids with money confidence. Of course, that doesn't prove such kids are actually savvy with money, but confidence is probably better than a lack of confidence. http://time.com/money/4013444/give-children-allowance/
A study identifies the best ways to teach children the money basics.
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The case against your older teen getting a credit card. Some great points and alternatives here from Phil B at Cents, Sense & Sensibility​. (Looking forward to reading the upcoming rebuttal post.)
http://centsandsensibility.ca/he-said-she-said-why-our-kid-doesnt-need-a-credit-card/
Author: Phil B There’s an ongoing debate in our household about our daughter, K.B., getting a credit card. While the decision is ultimately hers, the discussion revealed that my husband and I have very different philosophies about young people and credit cards. Here is Phil’s perspective, stay tuned from my rebuttal next week: Earlier this summer, our daughter turned 18 and is now legally allowed
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Here are 4 big things your teens are perfectly capable of saving for...if you'll let them...
http://blog.famzoo.com/2014/04/4-big-things-your-teen-can-save-for.html
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Wise words from BF to share with your kids this weekend...
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