Guide to Finding the Best Children’s Savings Accounts and Teaching Children How to Save Money

Teaching children how to save money and helping parents find the best children’s savings accounts is important to me for many reasons. There are a lot of money lessons you can teach a child.  For example, a parent can teach a child to spend wisely, give to a greater cause and how to earn money. […]

Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps and Crown Money Map Review

Do you prefer Dave Ramsey’s 7 Baby Steps or the Crown Money Map?  Dave Ramsey created the Baby Steps and Crown Financial Ministries created the Money Map for prioritizing and setting financial goals.  I think both are great resources that help provide focus and prevent you from diluting your efforts in trying to work on too […]

ING Direct Transformation to Capital One 360 – What Can Customers Expect?

You may or may not have heard that Capital One bought out ING Direct February 17, 2012.  On November 1, 2012 they legally became one bank.  As a long time customer of the  ING Orange savings account, I thought I would share what I know about this transformation. I’ve written quite a bit about ING. […]

Ways to Save Money for Your Children’s College Education

Saving money for college is an important priority for our family.  I’d love for our kids to attend college debt free and not have to worry about paying off school loans when they graduate, especially since the cost of education isn’t getting any cheaper. I received some help from my parents and scholarship money for undergraduate […]

A Children’s Savings Roadmap

There are a lot of different savings levels for children as you probably are aware.  Depending on your child’s age, “savings” can mean a lot of different things. So, I decided to put together a children’s savings road map to help guide parents (and children) when learning the importance of saving money. Piggy Bank Savers […]

America Saves Week: Teach Children the Importance of Saving Money

Did you know that this week is America Saves Week? America Saves, along with the America Savings Educational Council, created America Saves Week. It was started in 2007, and according to the America Saves blog, around 2,000 organizations participate and millions of people are encouraged to improve their finances. In honor of America Saves week […]

Children’s Savings New Years Resolutions

The New Year is upon us and while not everyone is a believer in New Year’s resolutions, it does provide a great time to stop, pause and think about this year’s accomplishments and what you hope to do next year.  And since we talk about helping children save on this website, why not consider some […]

How to Teach Teens to Save Money

Teaching kids about money, especially once they’ve become teenagers, is an important lesson that needs to be taught if you want to help ensure that you’re teenager turns into a financially responsible adult. The sooner you teach your kids these valuable skills, the better prepared they’ll be in the future to attain financial freedom and […]

Piggy Bank Savings Tips for Young Kids

Saving isn’t the easiest of concepts to understand. Let’s face it. Many adults haven’t done a great job with savings. Perhaps that’s why there are a lack of emergency funds and why Dave Ramsey has so much business today. Saving is one of those importance principles that must be taught at a young age. The […]

How Dads Can Teach Children About Saving Money

As a dad of two young children I feel an enormous burden to teach them how to save money.  I’ve found there are many ways to teach savings principles, but we as dads don’t always take advantage of the opportunities.  Many of them can be found in everyday life and they can lead our children […]