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Financial Literacy Test – Chinese Rout U.S. Kids

U.S. kids didn’t fare too well in a competition that is more important than the NBA Finals or the World Cup .  This competition is an indicator of the future financial well being of our kids – and it shows that parents have a lot of work to do. Tweet

April Is Financial Literacy Month – $10 OFF Shareholder Kit

  Did you know that April is Financial Literacy Month? In 2003 the U.S. Congress passed a resolution declaring April Financial Literacy for Youth Month and then in April 2005, the U.S. House passed a bill supporting the goals and ideals of Financial Literacy Month. Isn’t it ironic that our government is apparently a big […]

Buy Stock For Kids – Jim Cramer Style

  Jim Cramer has always been an advocate of buying stocks for kids as a way to teach them.   He recently reiterated his view and came up with a list of 10 Stocks To Buy Kids in2012 . Tweet

Facebook IPO – Tutorial 1 – Private vs Public Companies

Sometime in the second quarter, a magic wand will be waved transforming Facebook into a publicly held company……That may be how it appears to the masses but there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes.    Tweet

Webster to add “fipo” to Dictionary

I coined a new word for Merriam-Webster to add that is based on one of 2012’s most talked-about events. The word is “fipo” (pronounced FI-PO, not like hippo with an “f”). Derived from the combination of  “Facebook” and “IPO”, here’s the definition I propose: Tweet

Proud Partnership With Monetta

We’re pumped! Tweet

No Financial Sense Means No Cents

Let me apologize in advance if I end up offending you but I JUST DON’T GET IT! Every time I’m at the grocery store, I see a dodo at a Coinstar machine cashing in their change.  Don’t they realize that they are paying 9.8%! It reminds me of  the days when my kids would have […]

Kids Financial Literacy – or Illiteracy

Last night, Leslie and I attended the Financial Beginnings Annual event and enjoyed an evening with many who feel the same way we do about the need to get kids money smart.  Financial Beginnings is a non-profit organization founded by Melody Thompson here in Portland that provides curriculum and volunteers to go into the classroom […]

Stock for Kids – The Secret Formula

When I was a kid,  my parents helped me buy my very own stock – Topps Chewing Gum Inc.  –the perfect choice for an avid sports card collector and voracious gum-chewer.  My parents did not realize it then but that one event would have a profound effect on my life! Tweet

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