BUSYKID ARCHIVE - May 2019

Financial Boomerangs

Cutting Off Your College Kids Before It’s Too Late As parents, we do everything we can for our children.  When they are little, our role is clear- they rely on us for everything.  As they grow, we adjust our levels of support and the ways in which we provide it.  As they become adults and ...

3 Ways Your Childhood Can Determine How You Think About Money

Are you a financial daredevil who gets a thrill out of the ups and downs of the stock market? Or do they make you feel queasy? Your feelings about money can have a big impact on your investment decisions, so it's worth being aware of the people and experiences who have shaped those feelings. That ...

7 Books for Parents and Kids to Read Together to Learn About Money

Reading to your kids has plenty of positive effects on them, with studied improvements on everything from behavior to language skills. Kids aren’t the only ones building knowledge, either—parents can also learn a thing or two. If you doubt children’s books can teach you anything new, here’s something to consider. “Jeopardy!” champ James Holzhauer, who ...

Your emergency savings should start at $500. How to make that work

KEY POINTS How much to save will vary, depending on your income and cost of living. An emergency fund should be invested in cash or cash equivalents that won’t be exposed to risk. Jeremy Straub, CEO of Coastal Wealth, suggests putting away at least 5 percent to 10 percent of each paycheck until you’ve saved ...