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: 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 …]

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 …]

PROVINCE: Teaching kids financial skills will shape their success as adults

This article was originally published in The Province on October 29, 2011. Teaching kids financial skills will shape their success as adults.

Humanitarian Organizations

Paul says in his book, “For charitable giving especially when disaster strikes, the following organizations have a strong track record for their aid efforts in North America and overseas. Their websites feature up-to-date information on areas of the world where help is needed.” The names of the organizations in the table below are clickable/tap-able so … [Read the Rest …]

Online Financial Information Resources

Here is a list of a number of useful websites with information and activities that teach good financial principles. Most of these sites have materials, including articles, worksheets, games, and more, for all ages, so we’ve grouped them all together instead of splitting them out into different age categories as we did with books. PS: … [Read the Rest …]