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Category: Parents Zone

Kids and Money: The Opportunities

The last excerpt, published here, was about the dangers of not teaching our children good attitudes and habits with money. On the positive side of the ledger, this book will help you take advantage of the many opportunities you have to teach your kids about money. The opportunities are legion, but six major ones stand…

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Making Independent Choices (Parents)

You let go when you taught them to ride a bike.Why are money issues harder? Money is a complex commodity, especially when it intersects with our family relationships. We earn it and try to use it wisely – providing for our kids is a responsibility and a joy. But when it comes to teaching our…

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Back-to-School (Not Blues) BLAST!

There’s more to a successful fall season than just relief that they’re back at school… When kids go back to school, the whole house feels a little different. There’s no more sleeping in and (thank goodness) not as much mess! As you manage the many tasks that are part of the beginning of the school…

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The Allowances, Dollars and Sense System

The Making Allowances System Helping you avoid these dangers and realize these opportunities and benefits is the purpose behind the Making Allowances System. It provides the principles, structure, and tools you need to teach your kids about money. The system is presented step-by-step as a series of distinct concepts (one per chapter) to help support…

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The Universal Principles

In each chapter of all of my books, I provide several key principles to help you teach and implement each concept. These sub-principles are based on a number of universal principles that you should understand right from the start. These principles are as follows: Talk about it Maintaining an ongoing dialogue with your kids is…

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So, What About You?

Here is one thing I have learned about parents: they can often be very hard on themselves. They worry that they are not doing the right things, that they are not spending enough time with their kids, that they are too strict or too lax. No matter what they do, they do not think it…

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Kids and Money: The Dangers

As a parent, you face six key dangers if you don’t have a system for teaching your kids healthy habits and attitudes about money. Danger 1: Financial Dependency Your children could become financially irresponsible adults. If you don’t teach your children properly about money, they could grow up with poor money skills. They may end…

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Testimonials

These testimonials were published in the original website, http://www.makingallowances.com, when the first edition of Paul’s book came out in 1999. As the topic of money requires a lot of trust in the person who is advising you, we thought you would appreciate getting a sense of what clients said about Paul back in the ’90s,…

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