Finance

On the move?

Moving can be stressful with children of any age, from a bouncing baby to a trending teenager. Discussing the move with your children, finding the right house, dealing with paperwork, signing on the dotted line… and then there’s moving day! We spoke with Rachael Cone, …

Jobs for older kids and tweens

In her book Smart Money Smart Kids, RACHEL CRUZE explains how you can develop working skills for older kids and tweens. When your kids are in the six-to thirteen-year-old age range, you need to upgrade their chores. By six, they are ready for a little more …

Jobs for little kids

In an extract from her book Smart Money Smart Kids, RACHEL CRUZE discusses how to introduce the concept of working for payment to under fives. Without fail, every time I’m on the road speaking to groups, I have a parent ask me, “How can I …

Power To You

You’re probably well aware of the usual message preached by traditional power companies to ‘help’ you save money on your power bills – use less power. It’s not the best advice, especially when the barometer’s dropping and the forecast is for snow! Discover an energy …

How to raise a (potentially) rich kid

Einstein famously said that compound interest is the most powerful force in the universe – you can teach your child to harness its powers. You may have read the headline and tuned out immediately. But here’s the secret: you don’t have to be a rich …

Kids running summer businesses

“I’m bored!” is the catch-cry of nearly every school-age child over the long summer holiday stretch. Sure, you can recommend chores, movie marathons and playing outside, but nothing engages kids quite so much as the chance to make a buck. Summer holidays are the perfect …

Tips for Christmas savings

Your Christmas event may not look very traditional, but traditions are simply things that become more significant and meaningful the more times you do them. Feasting is surely the best tradition in any culture. It’s also one of the most expensive, especially at Christmas when …

Teach your kids to save money

Growing up, my mother and father had a beer bottle that they would put their loose change into. My parents, my brother and I would lay newspaper on the dining room table once it was full. My brother and I would take turns to empty …