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Two parents debate how to teach their kids about money, Newlywed Game-style

Tracy and Michelle are both money-savvy and supersmart. I quizzed this couple about how they teach their kids about money.

The Smart Cookie’s holiday money tips

5 smart cookies on how to save some dough this holiday season.

I’m afraid my parents are spoiling my kids with lavish holiday gifts

Ask Beth: It’s not easy to tell Grandma and Grandpa to tone down the holiday gifts for your kids.

How can I get my ex to help pay for our kid’s college?

When divorced parents squabble over who pays for college, the kids end up paying the price.

Raise your daughters to be investors

Women now represent a higher percentage of people who have saved $1 million or more for retirement in a 401(k).

The latest on tax reform, winning the lottery, and hidden costs for LGBTQ Americans

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

The latest on money conversations, Medicaid, and the gig economy

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

The latest on sending grandkids to college, tiny homeownership, and financial literacy

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

Hands off the 401(k)

How these retirement accounts can change your life, and why the government should leave them alone.

The latest on student loans, sharing your salary, and planning for the unexpected

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

The latest on charitable millennials and financial aid for school

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

The latest on financial aid, bank promotions, and college

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

My son is a scholarship kid at a fancy high school. How do I talk to him as he struggles to fit in?

What to tell your teen kid if his friends can afford things that your family can’t.

The latest on bankruptcy, millennial women, and a nationwide college crisis

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

Why using cash is still the best way to teach kids about money

My thoughts on why cash is king.

The latest on charitable kids, money stress, and college tuition

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

The latest on free college, saving money as a parent, and smart financial strategies

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

How do I talk to my adult kid about moving out?

What to do when your adult kid doesn’t seem to be preparing financially to move out of your home.

Your kids want to start a lemonade stand. What do you do to help?

Poll the Parents: Does your mini-entrepreneur want to start a lemonade stand this summer? Here’s what parents had to say about their role in their kids’ citrusy new venture.

Should I bribe my kid for good grades or behavior?

One problem: Research has found that bribery doesn’t work.

How to lend money to your kids. (Don't.)

Thinking of bailing out your grown children with a loan? First, think about what message that sends.

Want your girl to get paid like a boy? Treat her like one

Level the playing field by teaching our daughters the salary negotiating skills that boys seem to deploy so effectively.

Should I tell my kids how much money I make?

How to talk about your salary without revealing the actual number.

Two weeks until Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not) is published!

Learn how to teach your kid financial skills—pre-order today for a special bonus!

The release of Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not) is one month away. Pre-order today!

‘Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not)’ comes out in one month. Learn how to teach your kid financial skills—pre-order today!!

Teach your kids how to budget using this holiday-themed pie activity

Follow this simple-as-pie recipe for teaching your kids smart spending.

4 ways to teach toddlers about money

Some great quotes from "How Toddlers Thrive" by Dr. Tovah Klein, and how to start young when it comes to talking to kids about money.

Are your kids too entitled? Part 2

How do we get our children to pay attention to what really matters when they are surrounded by so much stuff? I was inspired a few months ago by someone who gave me the answer.

Are your kids too entitled?

As a parent, you’re not alone if you find yourself in shock and awe over all the stuff your kids possess. I mean seriously, would you ever have imagined having that much when you were a kid?

How parents influence their child’s future income

Parents often hope that their kids will surpass them when it comes to success. But is there a way to guarantee it?

Chores, allowance, and jeans: Answers to your money questions!

Last week I had the privilege of being a guest expert on Café Mom's forum, "How Can You Teach Your Kids About Money?" Dozens of moms asked me questions about chores, allowance, and getting their kids to save.

Dinner table money lessons

My family had a once-in-a-year teachable money moment the other night.