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Should I Give My Kid a Debit Card?

If you’re a parent of a teenage child, you might already be assigning them household chores or yardwork in exchange for an allowance. And if you earned an allowance when you were a kid, you probably got paid by your parents in cold, hard cash. But for today’s teens, times have changed. Today, cash isn’t king — plastic is.
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Off to College? Here's How Much Spending Money Your Kid Needs their First Year

If your child is heading off to college soon, you’ve probably considered costs like tuition, housing, food and books. But have you considered your college student’s need for spending money? These are the one-off expenses like concert tickets, late-night pizza orders, or a university sweatshirt imprinted with the school mascot.
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How to Teach Your Kids About Money

It’s never too early to teach your children self-sufficiency and appreciation for what they have, especially when it comes to finances. But where (and when) do you even start? To help you navigate the subject, we’ve put together these 7 tips to teach your kids about money.
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What Age Can a Kid Have a Bank Account?

As a parent, you’re constantly teaching your kids all kinds of life lessons. For example, financial education: Kids pay attention when it comes to how you spend and save your money. And the lessons they’re learning now will influence how they handle money as they get older. Opening a bank account for your kids might be an ideal way to teach them about money management. But it’s important to determine the right age to open your child’s bank account. 
 

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How to Save for Your Child's College Costs

Parents and guardians want the best for their children, and in today’s world, the best often means some sort of higher education. While the cost of higher education can drastically vary, based on whether the child earns scholarships, goes for a two-year or a four-year degree, studies in their home state or elsewhere, or pursues postgraduate degrees, education can be a big investment. Many parents are left wondering how to save for a child’s education. One fail-safe suggestion for saving for college is to start early. How you choose to save is up to you.

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