Putting Thanks (and Giving) in Thanksgiving

In a matter of days, sofas across America will be filled with grandpas, aunts, moms, and dads fast asleep in tryptophan-induced comas. American Thanksgiving is almost gleefully a time of consumption. We travel an average of 214 miles to eat an average of … read more

Financial Literacy & the Cashless Conundrum

Teaching kids about money has always required some strategy. But just one generation ago, explaining the function of currency was a lot easier. Why? Well, money could be seen. Our cashless society has made “money doesn’t grow on trees” sound downright … read more

15 Fun Family Activities that Don’t Cost a Dime

In a matter of days, Halloween will be behind us and the holiday season will begin in full swing. As the wish lists grow, the commercials entice, and dreams of family vacations swirl in our heads, it’s due time to … read more

Talking Money in the Classroom (Without Spending Any)

Across the country, school bells have begun to ring. Locker dials are spinning, teachers’ lounges are buzzing, and new backpacks are emitting that unmistakable new year aroma. School is back in session. As the 2019-2020 school year unfolds, so does … read more

Meet the Teen Inventors Saving our Planet

Record temperatures have people talking. Rising ocean levels have experts warning. But how about action? Some of the most impressive steps are being taken by those who will inherit the Earth and all its problems: kids. A teen in Ireland … read more

The latest collab between Nas & Will Smith? Fin lit.

“Schools don’t teach kids about money.” Such is the straightforward problem statement of CJ MacDonald, CEO of a new app that’s secured $22.5 million in funding from a who’s who of celebs and business tycoons. Among the famous names: Will … read more

Never Waste a Good Mistake

“Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to error that counts.” – Nikki Giovanni Hold onto the handrail. Don’t forget your lunch. Double-check the time of your appointment. Wear something more professional. Finish your assignment. Parenting can … read more

How to Parent a Billionaire

  According to the Forbes list, there are currently 2,754 billionaires in the world. That means that 5,508 parents have literally raised a billionaire. 5,508 parents who’ve changed billionaire diapers, overseen billionaire homework, and spell-checked billionaire college admissions essays. With … read more

Talking to Your Kids About (Trade) War

There’s a new kind of war being talked about today. Its name? “Trade war.” No, this isn’t a war of weapons. It’s a war of money. Big money. At the center of the fight is the difference between the total … read more

5 Things We Learned During Financial Literacy Month

America is a C-student when it comes to money. Inside Sources reported that our country’s lack of financial literacy is to blame, with most schools providing kids with exactly zero education about money. “Only 27 percent of young adults know basic … read more

The Biz Kid Advantage to Influence Marketing

The term influencer has become a buzzy term. Kids long to be one, parents roll their eyes at the concept, and even book publishers are scrambling to find a place for the new category of celebrity. Even Saturday Night Live parodied the … read more

Lemonade? Nope. Yeezys for sale!

Yeezys! Get your ice cold Yeezys here! Say what?! Such was the message (and reaction) in small towns across middle America a few weeks ago, when Kanye West’s wildy popular shoes were released for sale not online, not in high … read more