Custodial Roth IRAs: A Unique Gifting, Learning and Saving Opportunity

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Did you know that any child who has earnings from a part-time job is eligible to have a Roth IRA, even though they are not yet an adult? Establishing a Roth IRA on behalf of a child, funded either from your child’s direct savings or gifts from you, presents a unique opportunity to take advantage… Read more »

Teaching Your Kids About Investing In A Volatile Market

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Teaching your kids the fundamentals of investing can seem like a daunting project during times of economic stability. Factor in the extreme market volatility we’ve seen during the COVID-19 pandemic, and even the basic tenet of “buy low, sell high” becomes complicated to explain. Financial downturns do present unique opportunities, however. Here we discuss ways… Read more »

Back-To-School Kids’ Financial Literacy Checklist

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Back-to-school signals a renewed focus on education. That includes your child’s financial education. The start of the new school year is the perfect time to review your kids’ proficiency with money. Use our back-to-school kids’ financial literacy checklist to prepare for the year ahead, with new and exciting financial learning opportunities that reinforce current skills… 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 »