Lots of companies market pre-paid debit cards for kids. They seem to position them as a way parents can set spending limits for their children. Do you think these are a good idea? more


According to, Credit card debt is growing fastest among young adults ages 18-24! Get all of the facts on debit versus credit and what you need to know to be prepared for the future. more


With college students flooding their new college campuses in just weeks, they will be on their own for most likely the first time, and if they are not prepared to be a responsible adult they can make a mess of their money, education, and lives... more

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Money, specifically allowance, is a topic that comes up often in many families. Should my child receive an allowance? What age should we start? How much is appropriate? What should my child’s allowance cover? more


To most teens, hearing the word "budget" will probably send them into a frenzy as they try to figure out why they are being punished, budgeting is often seen as something that forces people to deprive themselves of anything but necessities. more


One important area you may have trouble as a result of poor credit is when your teen applies for college because parents are a major factor for tuition assistance and payment. more


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