6 Ways Dads Can Prepare Their Kids for College, Starting Now

  What are the keys to your child’s college success? One big key is you, dad. Author and sociology professor W. Bradford Wilcox wrote about this for The Atlantic. He wrote: “I find that young adults who as teens had involved fathers are significantly more likely to...

Ways to Teach Children about Saving Money

“My son is beginning college in only 3 years!” “My daughter is getting married next spring!” “My son and daughter need a car to drive!” Those are a few of the many reasons why dads need to save money. As fathers, it’s pretty...

Does Your Child Think Money Grows on Trees?

I face a daunting challenge whenever I take one or more of my daughters to the grocery store. I’m sure you’ve experienced it, too. “Daddy, can I have one of those?” “Daddy, will you get this for me?” One Sunday, our family was...

Helping Kids Distinguish Between Needs and Wants

The Luxury Marketing Council of Florida says that luxury spending has seen an annual growth of 20-30%, where general retail spending has seen an increase of 5%. One Encarta Dictionary definition of luxury is “an item that is desirable but not essential, and...

3 Tips for Talking to Kids about Money Challenges

In today’s economy, we’re bombarded with all kinds of messages, and chances are your kids have heard some of the doom and gloom news as well. They’re probably wondering, How’s that affecting our family? Do they see you and your wife having...

Family Financial Planning for Happy Holidays

Many kids have parents convinced that life will just be a bust without the latest video game or hottest cell phone. With the recession looming large though, parents are struggling to shelter the children from their financial and employment woes, yet bestow upon them a...