Tag Archives : children

Five Books to Help Teach Your Kids About Money


There are few things in the world that I like more than recommending books. I have, in fact, built up quite a reputation for this–some of my friends frequently text me “help, please!” from bookstores and libraries–so when JT asked if I’d be up for writing about some books that might help your kids understand money, I naturally agreed. These…

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4 Tips for Raising Curious Kids


Curiosity is like fresh morning breath. Everyone likes to think they have it, but few actually do.  And why is it raising curious kids important? Have your heard about the question Google founder Sergey Brin used to ask during interviews? He would ask these nervous, would-be googlers just this: Could you teach me something complicated I don’t know? Basically, Sergey is saying,…

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How to Have the “Money Talk” with Your Child


(Photographer Douglas makes inaction figures come to life! See more of his amazing pictures on Instagram @jedimasterbuilder.) On a recent visit to a friend’s house in Los Angeles… “Joshie, can you tell Spider Man to get me a glass of water?” Joshie looks at the red and blue inaction figure near the couch, lying still and splayed as if it…

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How to Make Better Decisions: Why Living in Reverse is the Key to Moving Forward


Before you read past this first paragraph, I want you try something if you’re in a safe area. Stand up and walk 10 steps forward. I’ll wait until you’re back. (Important: If you’re somehow reading this while hiking a cliff, sitting near a fiery pit, crossing the street, or anything else dangerous, please do this later. Safety first!) Back? Okay, rewind…

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Little Rhett’s Corvette (Baby, You’re Much Too Fast), or: How to Spend Like a Millionaire (Part 1)


  Last year was a great one for Rhett. He graduated cum laude from Pepperdine University and landed a job with Boeing as an aerospace engineer, making $62,000 a year. He rents an apartment in Redondo Beach, which he shares with a college roommate. He’s well on his way. To celebrate his accomplishments, he bought himself a new black Corvette…

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