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Books for Teens

Sometimes it feels like we just can’t possibly learn everything there is to know about a topic. Sometimes the books that are written are too easy to be interesting, or too hard to understand. Teenagers probably experience this frustration more than just about anyone. Paul has especially chosen this list of books he recommends for…

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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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PROVINCE: Use allowances to teach children financial skills

This article was published in The Province on October 29, 2011 as part of a series entitled “MoneyWise.” Lermitte: Use allowances to teach children financial skills.

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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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Money-Management iPhone apps

Please note: The following is not an endorsement of these products, this is for your information only, and to give you some ideas on tools you can explore to help you and your children with their money-management efforts. Please research your selections carefully. I hope you find one you really like! Mashable.com has written an…

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Teens Can Own Stocks! (Think… Pizza!)

In this post, Want to Get Somewhere in Life?, I talked about setting goals. This time, I’d like you to think about setting some goals for saving. Perhaps you would like to go to University some day, or buy a car when you turn 17! You may even be thinking about buying a house someday?…

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EBONY: Teaching Your Children About Money

Teaching Your Children About Money, Ebony, (October, 2000) is an article that uses material from the first edition of Paul’s book, along with other work, to create a succinct and informative article helpful to parents.

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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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