VIDEO: Fanny Kiefer Show – Paul is live on TV!

Many thanks to Fanny Kiefer of the Fanny Kiefer show on Shaw TV for such an interesting interview with Paul about teaching children financial literacy! Fanny Kiefer Show on Shaw TV Part One: Part Two:

RICHMOND REVIEW: Kids need financial footing in consumer culture, says expert

On January 31, 2012, the Richmond Review, one of two primary newspapers in Paul’s hometown, printed this article about Paul’s new-and-improved edition of his bestselling book, Allowances, Dollars and Sense: A Proven System for Teaching Your Children About Money. Here is the link to the article by Matthew Hoekstra in the newspaper’s archives: http://www.richmondreview.com/business/138366434.html Here … [Read the Rest …]

CKNW: Simi Sara Show with Mike Smyth

Just before the end of the Christmas holidays, Paul got a chance to talk to Mike Smyth, guest host of the Simi Sara show on CKNW, about using the New Year to boost our efforts to teach our children great financial skills. To hear this six-minute segment, you have three choices! Not sure which you … [Read the Rest …]

CBC RADIO: Early Edition with Rick Cluff

On the first day back to work and school after the Christmas break for many Canadians, Paul Lermitte was invited to be a guest on Rick Cluff’s Early Edition show on CBC Radio. He asked Paul some great questions, such as about whether or not to link allowances to chores, how old should a child … [Read the Rest …]

TALK ABOUT TWINS: Organizing Twins: Should You Give Your Twins an Allowance?

In this blog written especially for parents of twins, writer Christina Tinglof grapples not only with the question of *should* twins be given an allowance, but also with the related question of how much involvement should a parent have in a child’s spending decisions with that allowance. She refers to Paul’s advice to help her … [Read the Rest …]

CANADIAN LIVING: 10 Tips for Stress-Free Money Management

This article, written by Mary Teresa Bitti for Canadian Living Magazine, is full of great tips about how to work — as a couple — towards financial freedom. Paul W. Lermitte is quoted here, adding some of his advice to help you out. After all, how better to teach our children good money management skills … [Read the Rest …]

Book 1 Chapter 1 Excerpt

Here’s a brief excerpt from Chapter One (The Allowance Contract) of Book One (Allowances, Dollars and Sense, 2011 edition) by Paul W. Lermitte: In most cases, parents answer their questions about allowance by drawing on their own experiences. They say: “When I was her age, I got 25 cents a week for allowance, and it was … [Read the Rest …]

Original Contest and CyberClub that ran from 1999-2002

Thanks for your interest in the old Making Allowances Contest and CyberClub. During the years 1999-2002, we ran a contest for great money earning and saving tips submitted by young people. We gave out quite a number of prizes to well-deserving kids and teenagers, as well as a few parents. They had some TERRIFIC ideas! … [Read the Rest …]

VANCOUVER SUN: Allowance teaches child about money

On December 27, 2011, this article written by Paul, “Allowance teaches child what money is about!” was printed in full in the Vancouver Sun! In it, he argues why allowances and chores should not be tied together, explaining that allowance is a tool for teaching a child about money the same way a book is … [Read the Rest …]

CBC Doc Zone: Boomerang Generation

On November 10 and 11, 2011, the CBC Doc Zone aired a documentary on the so-called “Boomerang Generation.” Paul Lermitte and his family were one of the families featured in the piece, chosen because Paul and his wife, Jan, have had a longstanding expectation that their three sons would not live with them past the … [Read the Rest …]