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Money as you Grow. What should kids know about money?
(Blog includes first installment of “What a Nine-year-old Knows about Savings”)
By Andia Dinesen, AFC ®
Military Saves Coordinator
Kids and money. Kids and finance. Kids and saving. Kids and spending. These are things we should all be talking about with our kids, but when? How? When to talk to your kids about money and how to talk to them about it can be overwhelming and exhausting. What should your 3 year-old really know about money? How about your 12 year-old? Your 18 year-old? Now, there’s a big challenge.
by Lila Quintiliani, AFC®
Military Saves Assistant Coordinator
My husband and I were just discussing how when we were younger and more foolish, we somehow managed to spend our weekends frittering away money on movies, restaurants, bars and coffee shops. Fast forward and we have two kids, a mortgage and are trying to save for retirement and college at the same time. Our “B.K.” (Before Kids) lifestyle has gone the way of the dinosaurs, and now I’m always looking for something that we can do that isn’t going to break the budget.
Fortunately for us, there are quite a few options out there for military folks to have some inexpensive fun, and this past week, the National Parks Service upped the ante by announcing that service members and their dependents can get a free military pass that allows entrance to not only national parks, but also sites managed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Forest Service.