Sustainability For Kids: How To Save Our Land

Illustration of Marty with Edmund feeding squirrels- A Smart Way To Start

I’ve been talking a lot about sustainability in my past couple of blogs, in relation to book 4, A Smart Choice To Make. With that in mind, let’s discuss the ways in which you can teach kids about sustainability, so they can grow up with an eco-conscious mindset that will affect all their future choices. […]

Teaching Kids Money: The Right Way

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I came across a recently published article by the Bank of England on financial education for children. If you’d like to read the article, you can click here. Here are some important points that the article discusses: According to research done, only about a quarter (27%) of kids in the UK enjoy learning about money […]

My Innovating Advice: Develop Women’s Financial Confidence

I was fortunate enough be invited as guest speaker on Kate Holmes’ Innovating Advice podcast. I got to talk about my advocacy for women’s financial confidence and the risks women face in wealth and finance.  My advocacy on gender and pay equality came to be when I realised that women face a lot of long […]

Teaching Kids About Sustainability | Financial Parenting 101

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In our busy daily lives, one thing that we don’t always spend enough time on is teaching our kids about responsible and conscious living. However, I believe that an important (and often overlooked) aspect of any financial parenting is sustainability. Why Teaching Your Kids About Sustainability Is Important What kind of world do we want […]

My Webinar With SmartPurse: The Importance of Teaching Kids About Money

Last April 21, I had the pleasure of delivering an online webinar hosted by SmartPurse. I was invited to talk about “How To Teach Your Kids About Money” in their Weekly Money Hour session. In this webinar, I got to talk to fellow parents about about the importance of teaching your kids about money.  I discussed why it’s […]

How To Teach Your Kids How To Save Money

Illustration of Marty with her savings goal - A Smart Way To Start

One thing that I want to talk about that may seem very obvious is how to teach your kids to save money. I talked about how important it is to teach your kids about money, to give them an allowance, and to open a bank account for them. Now, I want to talk about concrete […]

Banking With Kids – Why Is It Important?| Financial Parenting 101

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Part of any proper financial education is banking…and with that banking with kids becomes very important.  Banking is the most important (and most basic) financial institution. Everyone will encounter the bank at some point in their lives, right? So it’s much better for your kids to be familiar with banking sooner than later. With my previous […]

Bank Account for Kids — Do They Need It? | Financial Parenting 101

In my previous posts, I discussed allowances and ways to creatively pay your child. For this article, I want to bring up the importance of opening a bank account for your kids as early as possible. Here are some arguments why opening a bank account for your kids early on is one of the best things to do: […]

Do I Use Technology To Teach Kids About Money?

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The past two articles were about giving our kids allowance or how to give our kids allowance. In this article, I intend to close our allowance series by discussing allowance management — both for kids and parents! One question that this post aims to answer is: Do I use technology to teach my kids about money? Go Analog or […]

Should I Let My Kids “Earn” Their Allowance?

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I already talked about how an allowance can be an important tool for raising a child. An allowance is the best way to get started on financial education and decisions. First, it provides an avenue for your kids to learn money management in a controlled way. Second, it provides an avenue for you to begin […]