Albert Einstein called compound interest the “eighth wonder of the world.” Compound interest works like magic, with your money constantly feeding on itself to grow larger and larger. How does it work? It’s easy really. Interest is earned and paid not just on your principal, but also on all the previous interest earned. Your total balance grows faster and faster without you doing a thing!Read More
“I am reaching my goals," said one 5th grader in my class.” “I’d like to earn money for charity by doing extra chores,” exclaimed another. My students are reaching for things they normally would not have, if it weren't for FamilyMint. They now know how to fill out a check, take care of adding and subtracting from their register, and even "envelope" their money. As a teacher, I appreciate helping students brush up on money skills and vocabulary, as well as seeing how happy they are to spend a little time with parents around goal setting and financial literacy.
According to the Federal Reserve's April 2013 G-19 Consumer Credit Report, Americans owe a hefty $850.9 billion in credit card debt, or $ 6,890 per household. If we are going to raise money-smart kids, we need to teach them the potential perils of relying on credit cards, and explain to them (and even model) the benefits of using cash. Here are some great reasons to choose cash over credit.Read More
If you can explain and illustrate the power of compound interest to your kids, you are endowing them with the real vision of why saving money is cool; that when they put money away and leave it to its own mischief, it grows!Read More
“But why do I have to wait two weeks?” said my 12 year old son. “O, come on, please! I really want it and I won’t want anything else for a long time!” This was almost a weekly ritual in my house as my son would look through the Sunday ads for good “deals.” We had tried many things, including a mandatory two week waiting period, but nothing seemed to really help.Read More
Albert Einstein called compound interest the “eight wonder of the world”. Compound interest works like magic, with your money constantly feeding on itself to grow larger and larger. How does it work? It’s simple really. Interest is earned and paid not just on your principal, but also on all the previous interest earned. Your total balance grows faster and faster without you doing a thing.Read More