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15 Fun Money Activities For Kids

June 18, 2019

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 »


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529 Plans And Other Savings Account Options For Your Child

May 29, 2019

Did your child just receive a birthday check? Are you trying to get a head start on saving for your kids’ college costs? Or are you looking to help your kids later in life? There are many different types of accounts available for the benefit of your child. Which one you choose depends on a… Read more »


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Financial Helicopter Parenting – What Works

April 15, 2019

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 »


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Parental Peer Pressure

March 26, 2019

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 »


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 »


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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 »


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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 »


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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 »


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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 »