Teaching Kids About Money

Here are some insights for teaching kids about money.  Consider how hard it is to get adult Americans to plan for retirement, then consider how far off any financial milestone seems to kids.  It’s no wonder most financial literacy programs don’t work.  Many freshman in high school find it hard to fathom college let alone 

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You Landed Your First Job. Now What?

You did it!  You graduated, searched high and low and landed your first job.  It’s time to celebrate.  Go out big this weekend with your friends or, maybe, buy that car you’ve had your eye on lately.

Hold up!  Not so fast.  Yes, you have your first “real” job.  It’s likely, however, that you won’t make the money an NFL All-Star makes.  What should you do? 

Be a Money Conscious Landlord

The two of us were talking last night and agreed that fundamentally, owning and renting real estate is still a good investment when it’s done by “traditional means”.  What are traditional means? Buy a diamond in the rough in a good location (walkability, schools, transportation, etc.) Putting 20%+ down on a loan Getting a loan with 

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