6 Choices That’ll Impact Your Teen’s Future Income

February 4, 2019

A critical aspect of teaching your teen about money that’s often overlooked is helping them set realistic expectations about their future lifestyle. It can be hard to understand that the lifestyle your family enjoys now has taken time and effort to accumulate.  As you make decisions together about college, make sure your teen is aware… Read more »


Teens on rock outcrop discuss good money habits for kids

How To Help Your Kids Develop Good Money Habits

January 22, 2019

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 »


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

Best Financial Apps For Teens And Young Adults

December 11, 2018

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 »


Family enjoying playing fun financial board games for kids

Fun Financial Board Games For Kids, Tweens, And Teens

November 14, 2018

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 »


Choosing The Right College: Questions For College Visits

October 17, 2018

Choosing the right college is one of the most important financial and life decisions you and your teenage will ever share. There’s a lot of planning and discussions involved in choosing the right college, from what to study, to how to pay for it. College visits can help in choosing the right college, allowing you… Read more »


FAFSA booklet explaining why every student should sumbit a FAFSA

Why Every Student Should Submit A FAFSA

September 5, 2018

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 »


10 Positive Ways To Talk To Your Kids About Money

August 15, 2018

Talking to your kids about money is a central element of their financial education. The words you speak to your kids always have power, from explaining the basics of money in early childhood to discussing more complex financial concepts like budgeting and student loans before your teen heads to college. How you discuss wealth will… Read more »


When And How To Teach Your Kids About Investing

July 18, 2018

When you stop and think about it, money is a complicated topic. For parents, it can be hard to know where to begin teaching your kids about money. There’s a lot to learn and it’s important you start with the basics. As adults, we’re frequently focused on investing for retirement. However, in our opinion, you… Read more »


Affordable Summer Activities For Kids

June 12, 2018

For parents of school-age kids, summer doesn’t just mean warmer days and fun in the sun. It also brings quandary and expense, planning for camps, play dates, vacations, pool membership, and more. Given that the average national cost of raising a child from birth to age 17 is a staggering $233,610[1], it’s important to plan… Read more »


Inspiring Self-Esteem For Teens

May 23, 2018

The teenage years are filled with new life experiences. Fostering healthy self-esteem in your teen empowers them to face these new experiences with confidence and resilience. It also helps them to establish responsible patterns of behavior and decision-making that will support their personal wellbeing, professional careers, relationships, and more. Your parenting decisions, including those related… Read more »