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Allowances… Yes or No?

Are allowances the right thing to do with kids? And if so, how much? There is alot of opinion on the matter. Here is some food for thought on both sides of the coin… On the one hand, kids need to learn about money somehow. How are they supposed to… Read More »Allowances… Yes or No?

Always Look Around

Money Lesson Alert: Keep Looking! My son recently asked for a very expensive birthday gift. He wanted a super high end art marker set. 36 colored art markers for over $200. I told him to keep looking. He searched the internet and art store flyers. He watched all kinds of… Read More »Always Look Around

100% Effort All the Time?

Who has seen or lived this scenario? … Multiple kids in multiple sports, running to arenas and fields and studios every night of the week. Kids who want to try everything and put in tons of effort and endeavor into anything they try? But… when it comes to mowing the… Read More »100% Effort All the Time?

Giving is Growing!

When we give anything, it feels good. Time, money, a helping hand… That feel-good rush is important and in fact, an essential part of learning about money handling and social responsibility. We need to give in order to understand value and reach. Just think about the charity campaigns that spell… Read More »Giving is Growing!

Brand Loyalty and Money

Heinz Ketchup, Kleenex tissues, Campbell’s soup, Nike shoes, Pampers diapers? We all have our favourites. Would you abandon them for a sale priced item? Have you ever thought of brand loyalty in terms of banking? No matter what financial institution or company you deal with, the more loyal you are… Read More »Brand Loyalty and Money

The Power of a Handshake

He is a professional man, very successful in the business world. He is always busy pulling in and out of his garage going to and from work. Always dressed in a tailored business suit and always carrying his leather briefcase. Rarely do we get more than a nod, simply because… Read More »The Power of a Handshake

Spending is Learning!

Spending is how your kids learn! Saving is very important too… But greater lessons come from spending. I know, I know… It is sometimes hard to watch them make a poor purchase. Either they are spending too much on something you know they will lose interest in… or they are… Read More »Spending is Learning!