15 Fun Money Activities For Kids

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Two young girls playing shop as one of many fun money activities for kids

Keeping your kids entertained during the long summer vacation period can prove challenging, and the cost of summer camps can quickly add up. To balance the expense of summer activities and help keep your family budget on track, SageVest Kids offers a quick list of 15 fun money activities for kids that are easy, low-cost,… Read more »

Financial Helicopter Parenting – What Works

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Helicopter parent Mom high fives son while studying in library

Two articles recently ran in The Washington Post about helicopter parenting. The first, Park The Helicopter, Parents, discussed how and why parents should step back from this style of parenting, empowering kids to become their own advocates. The second, The Parent Trap, exposed how helicopter parenting leads to academic and income inequalities, where kids with… Read more »

Parental Peer Pressure

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Mother urging child to complete race is an example of the competitiveness of parental peer pressure and c

50 wealthy parents were recently charged in a high-profile college admissions scandal. Allegedly, they used bribes, falsified admission scores, and faked athletic prowess to get their kids into elite colleges. Parental peer pressure is real. It arises in a multiplicity of parenting situations, not just college placement. The wealthier you are, the more you may… Read more »

How To Help Your Kids Develop Good Money Habits

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Teens on rock outcrop discuss good money habits for kids

A recent Charles Schwab survey evaluated the financial beliefs and behaviors of the next generation of Americans: young adults aged 16-25 [1]. The results proved enlightening. Overall, the group was optimistic about their future finances. However, the survey identified a number of potential obstacles to their financial success. Below, we highlight some of the survey’s… Read more »

Best Financial Apps For Teens And Young Adults

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Two young women on bench look at best financial apps for teens and young adults on an iPhone

As a teen or young adult today, you’re tech-savvy when it comes to living and learning. If you want to achieve success, you need to be money-savvy too. ‘Fintech’ (financial technology) apps can strengthen your money management skills and simplify your finances, allowing you to stay focused on personal, career, and life goals. SageVest Kids… Read more »

Fun Financial Board Games For Kids, Tweens, And Teens

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Family enjoying playing fun financial board games for kids

As a parent or grandparent, you’re the biggest supporter of your child or grandchild’s learning and development. You’re also a key role model when it comes to financial literacy. Financial board games combine both play activities and financial learning in a fun format that appeals to everyone. As the gift-giving season approaches, and families gather… Read more »

Why Every Student Should Submit A FAFSA

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FAFSA booklet explaining why every student should sumbit a FAFSA

The US Department of Education awards more than $120 billion in financial aid each year [1] to students who submit a FAFSA – Free Application For Federal Student Aid. Eligibility for Federal student aid is a complex calculation, based on many factors. Family income is only one element of the determination, and needs-based aid is… Read more »