Talking to Your Kids about Money

When it comes to dinnertime conversations, some topics are easier to entertain than others. We’ve all experienced a shrug or mumble in response to a question about our kids’ days from time to time. But when it comes to topics of money, the bigger … read more

A Hard-Fought Negotiation: Allowance

Allowance. For many of us, it’s our first chance at earning an income. A shot of spending power. The ability to budget, to save, to give. And for two young Biz Kids, it introduced their first moment at the negotiating table, as well. The … read more

Advertising: You are the Target!

Think for a moment about the last 5 marketing messages that came before your eyes. Was it difficult or easy? 50 years ago, you would have gone back a couple hours in your memory. Perhaps to the newspaper ads you … read more

PARENT TIP: Tell your teen to get the 411 on cell phone charges!

Do you still pay for your teen’s cellphone bill?  A recent article in the Wall Street Journal says “more than 2 in 5 parents of 18-to-35 year old adult children still pay for their kids’ cellphone service.” 78% of teens … read more

Parent Tip: What to do when your kid invents something cool?

Explaining Patents to Kids: Sometimes parents underestimate their kids’ ideas.  But you never know if they could be the next Alexander Graham Bell, Ben Franklin, or……… Frank Epperson! Who is Frank Epperson? He is an 11-year old boy who invented … read more