BUSYKID ARCHIVE - April 2017

Family Tips for Financial Literacy Month

April is Financial Literacy month, and being such, it is the perfect time to make this important part of family life a topic of discussion within your household. Whether your kids are young or nearing adulthood, it is never too early (or too late for that matter) to educate your children about financial literacy so ...

What to Teach During Financial Literacy Month

While the particulars of family finance practices may vary, one thing remains the same: kids need to learn how to manage money from a young age. And yet amazingly, many teenagers will graduate high school this year with no knowledge of budgeting, loans, credit, taxes, or managing bank accounts. Because of this, the responsibility for ...

How to Help Your Children Create Financial Goals

Help your kids get ahead in life by teaching them the basics of financial responsibility at a young age. It’s never too early to teach them the value of working hard, saving money, and accomplishing goals, and you can use Financial Literacy Month this April as a chance to introduce some of these lessons that ...

6 Family Goals to Set During Financial Literacy Month

Setting goals as a family opens up several learning opportunities as parents and children learn and accomplish together. Working together toward a common goal can open the discussion about the importance of serving others, being a team player, saving money, and being responsible citizens. Your family will grow closer as you develop important values together ...

Is Your Family Financially Illiterate?

Nearly one quarter of US states receive a failing grade when it comes to teaching kids personal finance in schools. Twelve states don’t attempt to teach it at all. This could be one of the reasons that only 35% of credit card users don’t carry a balance and pay off their bill every month, and ...