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 »


Finding The Perfect Summer Job Or Internship

May 17, 2018

The onset of summer hopefully brings with it travel opportunities, fun outdoor activities, and also summer jobs and internships for millions of teens and college students. As family-focused financial advisors, SageVest Wealth Management advocates part-time work, summer jobs, and internships for a multitude of reasons. Here’s why, plus some tips on how to land the… Read more »


Giving Your Kids An Allowance

April 17, 2018

You can’t expect your kids to develop sensible saving and spending habits without having money to learn with. That’s why giving your kids an allowance is an important part of their financial education. At its core, giving your kids an allowance teaches them how to accumulate money and how to use it wisely. It’s the… Read more »


A Step-By-Step Guide To Financial Literacy For Kids 

April 9, 2018

Recent studies show that only 24% of Millennials demonstrate basic financial literacy skills[1]. If your financial and personal aspirations for your kids aim higher than this, it’s time to begin focusing on financial literacy and teaching your kids about money. There’s a lot to learn before entering the real world, including spending, savings, banking, earning,… Read more »