kids and money

3 Tips for encouraging your child’s communication, productivity, and financial literacy skills

March 30, 2016

Parents hope their kids will develop into productive, confident adults. There are very specific strategies that increase the odds of making that hope a reality. […]

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How to put your kids (or grandkids) on the fast track to success

February 19, 2016

Working with adults (as well as children and teens) for many years I have noticed that there are just a few primary struggles that most […]

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11 Timeless lessons to teach your kids about money

March 4, 2015

Now that I have children of my own, I reflect more frequently on the importance of money and the lessons I’ve learned the hard way. […]

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Are you worried your child is a quitter?

September 22, 2014

Have you signed your child up for swimming, soccer, gymnastics, piano lessons, or camp only to hear, “I don’t want to go!”? It’s hard not […]

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7 Gifts for kids that are unique, educational, or sentimental

December 12, 2013

In the past, we’ve discussed giving unique holiday gifts to adults, travelers, guys and moms. In a recent conversation with my kids about living simply […]

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Nine tips to manage your money as you start a family

January 25, 2013

As a woman, you’ll go through many life stages. Some stages will require you to completely change your financial plan while others will require just […]

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3 Tips to help your children manage their holiday loot

December 24, 2012

By Shannon Ryan, CFP® Your children will soon be gleefully opening their presents, and many will receive cash and gift certificates as part of their […]

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Tips on how to communicate with your kids about money

September 27, 2012

A Dad’s Point-of-View What are the biggest problems in marriages? Kids? Money? Sex? Communication? All of the above? What are the biggest challenges in parenting? […]

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