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June 13, 2017
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Fathers Day is just around the corner. Many kids are often faced with the situation where they want to give their father something but don’t have a lot of money to spend. Meanwhile many parents don’t want their kids to spend lots of money on them and often prefer something handmade with love. Why not...
June 4, 2017
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Most people believe kids aren’t capable of learning advanced skills or furthering their careers at a young age, but Amber Kelley is another amazing kid that proved that wrong! Amber Kelley is just one of these kids that was brave enough to tap into her potential early in life. Amber has been cooking and appearing...
May 12, 2017
International Astronomer’s day just passed and to celebrate it we got an interview with a real-life astronomer about his amazing career! What is an Astronomer? An Aѕtrоnоmеr is a ѕсiеntiѕt whо ѕtudies thе Universe. Aѕtrоnоmеrѕ оftеn bесоmе ѕресiаliѕtѕ in their career or job to focus оn specific parts of studying the Universe like gаlаxiеѕ, рlаnеtѕ, thе Sun,...
May 3, 2017
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Featured Career: Astronomer!  International Astronomer's Day comes every April 29th, this year we're happy to celebrate it by highlighting astronomy as another amazing career!  Whаt is аn astronomer? Aѕtrоnоmеrѕ аrе ѕсiеntiѕtѕ whо ѕtudу thе Universe аnd thе оbjесtѕ within it. Thеrе are ѕо mаnу intеrеѕting things tо lеаrn аbоut within thе Univеrѕе thаt аѕtrоnоmеrѕ оftеn bесоmе...
April 29, 2017
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Guest post: Claire April 27th is take your child to work day You hеаr it аll the timе, our сhildrеn аrе thе futurе. Evеrу раrеnt drеаmѕ аbоut hаving ѕuссеѕѕful сhildrеn, and I’vе found thаt bringing them tо work iѕ a grеаt wау to gеt thеm оff on thе right foot. Childrеn, аftеr аll, аrе likе...
February 28, 2017
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The Beginning of African American History Month National African American History month has long been a month of celebration and recognition for the pivotal role African Americans have made in US History. Its origins begin in 1915 after the abolishment of slavery in the US by the 13th amendment. It was then that the historian...
May 1, 2016
France is committed to saving money and reducing food waste. Nearly 1/3rd of food produced in the world goes to waste. France is trying to put a stop to that. Not to mention the amount of money that is saved by not throwing out any food that is still edible. Instead,  the food will get donated.
April 29, 2016
The owner of a café, Minu Pauline, believes that community is more important than money. She installed a sidewalk fridge to be able to feed the homeless in the community. Minu also hopes it will teach citizens not to waste food. The fridge, fondly dubbed Nanma Maram, which means Tree of Goodness, is open 24-hours a...
April 9, 2016
April is both National Humor Month and Financial Literacy Month! So we've put them together!   Q: What does one penny say to the other penny? A: Let's get together and make some cents. Q: What is brown and has a head and a tail but no legs? A: A penny. Q: When does it...
April 8, 2016
Shaughnessy is a retired postmaster and a substitute teacher in Copalis Beach, Washington. In her county there are 15,000 kids and teens living below the poverty line in Grays Harbor County. During the school year, low-income students can get their lunches through free or discounted meal programs at school. This year the School District was...
April 7, 2016
Money can be used to help others in need. Many hairstylists are using their time to give free haircuts to homeless. Just another case of how money can help make a difference in peoples alive. https://www.facebook.com/Upworthy/videos/1233541820020007/  
April 6, 2016
Financial security is important to so many people. With so much information about what sort of financial decisions to make it can be hard to figure out what to do. Well don’t worry we’ve boiled it down to 3 simple tips to help you get closer to financial success!Save at least 10% of your income....
March 15, 2016
This spring there are many events being held in various recreation centers for kids to have fun "hunting" for eggs & prizes. Many events will be featuring face painting, crafts, games, rides and more! We're glad to say that we'll be present at a couple local Eggstravaganza's & Egg Hunts! The 9th Annual Eggstravaganza/Safety &...
March 15, 2016
Amazon has made a real commitment to educators. They plan to launch an online learning materials portal for educators. Though they are staying quiet about the details it is believed that it will be "free and unlimited". A waiting list is currently available on the company’s website through which educators can sign up for more information. The...
March 13, 2016
It's true you never stop learning but sometimes we could all use a little help learning something new. These website are some great places to start learning new things! From languages to creativity to cooking!   CreativeLive: Get smarter and boost your creativity with free online classes. Craftsy: Learn a fun, new skill from expert instructors...
March 8, 2016
Ever wonder what kids say when their parents arn't around? Promise Phan teamed up with Field day to change the look of real parents in order to fool their kids. Then they asked the kids questions about their parents. What a surprise they got!
March 8, 2016
‘The Pursuit of Happyness’ (2006) A gut wrenching story for sure! Will Smith stars in this emotional story about a poor, single father struggling to care for his son. His performance earned him an Oscar nomination for best actor. ‘Freakonomics’ (2010) Oscar-winner Alex Gibney directed this in depth film based on the book by journalist...
March 5, 2016
With LinkedIn's stock price lower than management and employees would like, LinkedIn CEO, Jeff Weiner, is using his personal annual bonus to help boost employee morale. By giving them his annual $14 million stock bonus he hopes to show his staff that they are valued and that LinkedIn is a company who will help support them...
March 5, 2016
Many schools punish or penalize kids for being late or having to leave early. This practice has long been criticized by parents as penalizing kids for things out of their control such as a family  emergencies, getting sick or something as simple as traffic. Sure enough one school did exactly that but got a stern...
March 2, 2016
*Sponsored Post* Potty training is hard when you’re trying to train your kid. It’s especially hard if you’re trying to train the boys in your life to put the seat down. Please Put me Down has come up with a solution to one of the problems women face in their own homes. Mike Mercer is...
February 20, 2016
March is National Nutrition Month so we are highlighting EatRight.org a great website for helping families eat right and stay healthy. Eatright.org has sections for men, women, parents and kids so that everyone can find great information about health and nutrition that's right for them. Physical health = Financial health Did you know that being healthy...
February 19, 2016
Boyan Slat founded The Ocean Cleanup in 2013, when he was just 19 years old. The non profit has since raised over $2 billion to help clean up oceans! How do they do it? Floating barriers are made where trash collects. These barriers have nets underneath that funnel the trash into a collection point. Once collected...
February 18, 2016
Luke is a victim of cyber bullying and decided to do something about it by making a powerful video. At just 13 years old he made this video for Safer Internet Day to help promote awareness of cyber bullying. It takes a lot of courage to stand up for what you believe in. Not to mention...
February 16, 2016
Welcome to OhmConnect from Ohmconnect on Vimeo. Now California residents can sync their utility accounts to a program called OhmConnect. In addition to saving money by cutting back on power use OhmConnect helps people earn money for reducing their electricity consumption. OhmConnect helps make the whole California community more energy efficient! Here’s how it works....
February 15, 2016
Kids are amazing! They learn so quickly when they're young which is why Money Munchkids teaches kids K-3rd money management. Just watch this amazing 17 month old baby learn to snowboard!
February 10, 2016
It's a fact that with practice you can master any skill. Savings, budgeting, and investing are all easy skills to master if you take small steps to practice them daily. Save any extra money you have or receive. Make a budget and stick to it and invest your time and money wisely. With these and...
February 10, 2016
H & R Block recently published a video showing us what $32 Million looks like. That's because they're giving it all away! They're giving $1000 to 1000 people every single day! You can enter the contest here for your chance to win. Now $1000 may not be $32 million but it can make a big difference...
February 9, 2016
Murtaza, just five years old, is a huge fan of soccer. His favorite player is soccer star Lionel Messi. Murtaza lives in the Jaghori District in Afghanistan. His family couldn't afford a jersey (we don't blame them jerseys are expensive) so they decided to make him one instead. Murtaza and his brother used a little...
February 9, 2016
Cheerleaders are notorious for short skirts and high kicks but they're also known for high bills and short paychecks. Thank goodness this has begun to change! Just recently the court approved a settlement between the cheerleaders and the Jets. Unfortunately, the 52 cheerleaders will receive only $2,500 for each season worked in the time covered by...
February 5, 2016
Between parents buying cards and gifts for their kids to take to their classmates and teachers and couples spending money on gifts, cards and/or dinners Valentines day can get expensive! During holidays many get caught up with the gifts and spending and forget about the true meaning of the holidays; being with those you love....
February 1, 2016
Earlier this week, Forbes released its annual "30 Under 30" list -- a roundup of "the brightest young entrepreneurs, breakout talents and change agents" under the age of 30 in 20 different fields, ranging from technology to media to food and drink. Following up on the list's release, we now have the Forbes "10 Under 10 Influencers...
February 1, 2016
Michael Holthouse, the Houston-based entrepreneur and philanthropist behind National Lemonade Day, says his idea for a day centered around teaching youth about business. When she came up with the idea to do a lemonade stand to make money Holthouse was excited to help his daughter out. After seeing how engaged his daughter was with starting a...
February 1, 2016
Say what you will about the entitled group of teen millionaires in Hollywood or music, but there are a few things you can’t help but admire about kids who achieve similar success the old-fashioned way: through hard work. They had a dream and worked tirelessly to accomplish thier dreams and more. Fraser Doherty: Grammy’s Jam...
February 1, 2016
Most 8 year olds barely want to do their chores but Evan, the kid behind EvanTubeHD, has a day job and loves it. EvanTubeHd is a family friendly youtube channel where Evan reviews toys and games. This started out as a fun project for Evan and his dad to do together but now his channel...
January 26, 2016
Kashmea Wahi's parents had been nagging her about her study habits. They we're specifically concerned about her lack of studying. Guess she didn't need too hu? Kashmea Washi is just 11 years old but she is now considered to be in the top 1% of people in the world, intellectually. The Mensa test has a maximum...
January 26, 2016
Leonardo DiCaprio recently received the Crystal Award for "improving the state of the world" at the World Economic Forum. He also pledged to give $15 million to help decrease the worlds dependency on fossil fuels through his foundation. The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation is dedicated to the long-term health and wellbeing of all Earth’s inhabitants human, animal,...
January 25, 2016
Read this money story: Bridget, a busy mother of two, came home to a freezing house late one night and quickly realized her furnace was broken. Like many married people Bridget usually turns to her partner for help in home improvement matters (fixing things yourself is a great money saver for simple problems). Unfortunately, Bridget...
January 21, 2016
We love having contests to giveaway useful and/or education items and toys for kids and adults. When we do our giveaways we love asking for feedback from you! This time we asked what your financial goals for 2016 are and boy did you come up with some great ones! Here are a few: Save up...
January 14, 2016
Sydney Smoot bravely faced the Hernando County School Board on March 17, 2015 to share how she felt about the Florida Standards Assessment Tests. Sydney believes it's failing both students and teachers. "This testing looks at me as a number. One test defines me as either a failure or a success through a numbered rubric....
January 11, 2016
The photos below tell the story of how a man at a grocery store saw a woman having trouble paying for her groceries and decided to step in provide a little financial help. As her food stamp card got declined, assumably canceled by her ex-boyfriend,  she broke down and told the cashier that he kicked...
January 11, 2016
Kristen Bellstrom provides some sound financial tips on budgeting and saving money. Estimate your "take home" aka after tax pay Categorize your expenses for the last two months Look for areas to reduce your expenses Try to reduce your expenses to under 90% of your after tax income start with trying to reduce your top...
January 8, 2016
An Alabama Waffle House was left totally in awe by 5-year-old Josiah Duncan as he went above and beyond any 5 year old to help a homeless man. Duncan and his mom, Ava Faulk, were headed into the Waffle House, when Josiah noticed a man who seemed in need. Josiah quickly grew concerned about his...
January 6, 2016
George Foreman is best known for his amazing boxing career and his invention of the George Foreman grill. Foreman has been inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame and the International Boxing Hall of Fame. The International Boxing Research Organization (IBRO) rates Foreman as the eighth greatest heavyweight of all-time. After his retirement he...
January 5, 2016
Isabella Rose Taylor, from Austin,TX, has been designing clothes for tweens and teens since she was eight, and now her fashion line is going to be in Nordstrom stores across the nation. She’s the youngest designer ever to be carried in Nordstrom. This 14-year-old fashion designer was just honored by a ranking on FastCompany‘s Most...
January 5, 2016
Tasty.com has a new video series which puts everyday moms  head to head with professional chefs. Judged by two kids and one adult the competition is fierce but filled with family fun! Watch the first episode now! Hannah's recipe: For the pancakes: 1 cup spinach 1 cup milk 1 egg 2 Tbsp. oil 1 cup...
January 4, 2016
Museum tickets can cost between $10-$20 per person, not including special exhibits, and that's just for one day. With a family the price for an eduxational trip can add up pretty quickly! You don't have to worry about making a budget just for museum trips though. Many museums have free admission days and Janurary is...
January 1, 2016
[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignleft" width="348"] Instagram post by 2 Chainz of the Plater family.[/caption] Well-known rapper 2 Chainz and his charity TRU Foundation showed us once again that with the proper use of money you can spread a little joy.  This holiday season 2 Chainz helped spread a some holiday cheer to disabled veteran Dierdre Plater and...
December 19, 2015
When she was 25 years old Angel had a job working in a restaurant but she became pregnant and eventually was unable to work because of her pregnancy, so she was let go. Pregnant and penniless, Angel found that her only option was to move into a homeless shelter. She lived there for two years...
June 16, 2014
We're so thrilled to be able to help promote Reading Rainbow as it returns bigger, better and more modern for todays tech savy kids! Here's a video from Levar Burton himself asking for your support in helping create a brighter future! You can support them through KickStarter! Every dollar makes a difference! You can also...
April 28, 2014
Be a Millionaire Day (May 20th) is one of our favorite holidays that is all about being smart with your money! This is a day not just dreaming but to be inspired to rethink your financial situation and make plans to further advance yourself into the millionaire’s club. Tips For Adults: Go through your expenses...
March 26, 2014
By Lori Alaniz             Kids are very intelligent and often astound their parents at a very early age, as to just how smart they can be. Any observant child can tell you, that no money doesnt grow on trees, it comes out of ATM machines, but why do that when...
March 19, 2014
We're getting ready to launch our first activity book: Make It, Count It, Keep It! We'll be launching the book in April 2014! The first Money Munchkids activity book will focus on teaching kids how to identify coins and money, count coins and money, earn and save money. Topics covered in the book are: Coins...
January 20, 2014
Thank you to everyone who came out to our fundraiser this past weekend! It was a blast and we're so grateful for your generous donations!