8 Clever Ways to Teach Kids How to Save

Money Matters (At Any Age) Making, managing, and saving money are essential skills that we all need in order to successfully make our way in the working world. While we learn fundamental math in school, we aren’t really taught how to deal with money in our pocket....

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How A Walk in the Park Can Help You Financially

Happy Take A Walk In the Park Day. When was the last time you went on a picnic in the park, sat on the bench, or just took a walk without your phone in your hand? In a day filled with responsibilities, chores, and exhaustion, a simple walk in the park can do wonders...

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6 Steps to a Simple Budget

No matter how much you earn, you can still land deep in to debt. With credit cards, online shopping, and free delivery it can get hard to control your spending. Whatever you think of, is only a press of a button away. Quite magical; I might say; only if it was free!!...

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The History of Coins as Money

Coins are used every day to pay for things, even with credit and debit cards becoming popular. But where did they come from? What is the history behind them? Let’s take a look into the history of coins. Earliest Coins Coins are thought to have been introduced in...

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A Priceless Experience at the Family Play Day

On May 7th, 2017 we had a blast educating kids and parents about financial education at the 4th Annual SoCalMoms Great Big Family Play Day! If you missed it, don’t worry, we’re going to tell you all about it! The Great Big Family Day In 2014, SoCalMoms started an...

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How to Make Inexpensive DIY Fathers Day Gifts

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...

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14-year-old Kid Chef Makes Healthy Cool

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...

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International Astronomer’s Day Career Feature

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...

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Take Your Child To Work Day

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....

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DIY Valentines Ideas

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...

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France Saving Money & Food

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,...

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Restaurant Owner Sets Up Fridge For Homeless

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,...

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Money Jokes

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...

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Great-Grandma Feeds Low Income Kids

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...

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3 Tips To Financial Success

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...

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Spring Events

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...

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Amazon Educators Resource

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...

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Educational Websites for Everyone

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...

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Undercover Parents

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...

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10 Great Movies About Money

‘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...

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LinkedIn CEO Gives His Bonus To Employees

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...

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Physical health = Financial health

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...

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Teen Sends A Message About Cyber-Bullying

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...

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Save the planet & make money!

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...

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Practice make perfect

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...

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H&R Block Giving Away $32 Mil

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...

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NY Jets Cheerleaders Win Low Wage Settlement

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...

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Self-Made Kid Millionaires

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...

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11 Year Old Is Smarter Than Einstein

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,...

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