Category Money

28
Jul

What Are You Inheriting?

Families are funny, and money is confusing, and when you put the two together, things can get a little weird! We learn a lot about money from our families — inheriting information and behaviors — whether it’s subliminal or intentional. When I teach classes for teenaged girls, I often start by asking them to share about their family …

14
Jul

Know Your Worth

What does it mean to “Know Your Worth?” At Financial Nutrition, we help girls identify their strengths and talents and learn how to articulate them. While this is critical for self-esteem at any age, later in life it can also have a profound financial impact. Women’s acknowledgement of their financial value in the workplace, and …

7
Jul

Summer $ Fun For Girls!

Are you looking for some fun and enriching activities for the important girls in your life? Summer is well underway, and with the 4th of July behind us, we have some great ideas to keep teenagers engaged for the rest of the season. The summer provides a fantastic opportunity to help girls learn all those important things — …

30
Jun

5 Key Money Ideas For Girls

At Financial Nutrition, our mission is to teach girls and young women about money so they can lead a life of independence and success on their own terms. Here are five key money ideas to share with the girls in your life: 1. Set goals — This is the first step at any age in any …

23
Jun

Teen Job Now = More Money Later

Teens who work in their younger years earn more money when they are older, and have an easier time finding a job, research shows. This is big news! It makes a lot of sense when you think about it. The job search requires research, organization, positive self-presentation, and persistence. Actually holding and keeping the job …

16
Jun

Money Management — How To Start Now

When I introduce the topic of money management in classes I teach to teenagers, I ask if any of the students receive an allowance. Only about one-third of the class usually raises their hands. I recommend giving teenagers an allowance, along with some guidance on how to start their money management, as it provides an …

9
Jun

Putting Down Financial Roots

Budgeting. Possibly one of the less sexy financial topics, but one of the most important. Budgeting is at the root of all financial management. Without a budget, it’s hard to know how much you need to earn, how much you can spend, and how much you want to or need to save, and invest. Budgeting …

2
Jun

Women’s Retirement Crisis

We talk a lot in this space about the gender pay gap, and the challenges women face with money. While there is great concern about all these issues, what we are not talking about enough is the financial crisis point women can reach in retirement. We discussed an article on the Financial Nutrition Facebook page …

5
May

Money Management Step #1

Spending some time away from home for the summer can be an opportunity for teens to manage money on their own for the first time. Because money learning is so experiential, this opportunity can be a first step for a young person to learn to manage money effectively — and independently. If your child is going to …

21
Apr

Money Trust

Money can be scary. And happy, sad, shameful, generous, joyful, and lacking. But money is seldom rational — no matter how much we understand its potential — especially when we need it to be. Both scary markets and exciting markets cause people to do silly things, like buy high and sell low. Similarly, buying or …

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