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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 »