Bye-Bye Daycare Payments! How to Budget When Daycare is a Thing of the Past

It’s the light at the end of the tunnel for many working parents, a day they look forward to and possibly even countdown to as the moment draws closer. What is it? It’s the day you get to make your last daycare payment.  https://giphy.com/gifs/excited-oprah-shouting-y8Mz1yj13s3kI   There’s a reason this [...]

Bye-Bye Daycare Payments! How to Budget When Daycare is a Thing of the Past2020-02-28T07:58:41-07:00

Budgeting for Maternity Leave – What to Expect When You’re Expecting

Their heads smell great. Their smiles can light up a room. Their shoes are impossibly small and utterly useless, yet so incredibly cute. That’s right. We’re talking about babies. If you’re getting ready to welcome a new baby into your house, or think that season of your life may be [...]

Budgeting for Maternity Leave – What to Expect When You’re Expecting2019-03-21T11:25:18-07:00

The One Thing the Best Piggy Banks for Kids Have in Common

Piggy banks are the time-honored tradition for little kids to start understanding some basic principles about money: that you can receive or earn money, that money can buy you things, and that the more money you get, the more you can buy. To most kids, this equates to the simple [...]

The One Thing the Best Piggy Banks for Kids Have in Common2019-03-14T16:32:36-07:00

The One Thing You Should Never Say to Your Kid About Money

When I started typing “money is the…” into Google, it finished the phrase I was looking for without me having to type the rest. “Money is the root of all evil.” I am sure you know that’s what I was going to say. It’s a common phrase and also a [...]

The One Thing You Should Never Say to Your Kid About Money2019-03-08T20:44:01-07:00

The Fiscal Fitness Podcast, Episode 53: Raising Money-Smart Kids with Allowance Expert John Lanza

John Lanza, is on a mission to help families raise money-smart kids so that they can live happier, more fulfilled lives.  To that end, he has written The Art of Allowance along with three other children’s picture books. John also is the creator and Chief Mammal of The Money Mammals. [...]

The Fiscal Fitness Podcast, Episode 53: Raising Money-Smart Kids with Allowance Expert John Lanza2019-09-19T10:43:40-07:00

The Fiscal Fitness Podcast, Episode 35: How to Talk to Your Toddler about Money

In today's short and sweet episode of The Saver and The Spender, Kelsa goes over one simple yet powerful conversation you can have with your child about money.  Starting at age two, this conversation can help your kid start to form a positive relationship with money and work. From the [...]

The Fiscal Fitness Podcast, Episode 35: How to Talk to Your Toddler about Money2020-02-28T07:47:17-07:00

Budgeting for a New Baby (Free Download Included)

Our beautiful and smart daughter Carmen (pictured here) will be 2-years-old in December. So that tells you it took us almost two years to put together our all-around fabulous budgeting tool to help you plan for your new arrival. Kids have a way of altering plans and whatnot. We took [...]

Budgeting for a New Baby (Free Download Included)2020-02-28T08:13:13-07:00

How to Manage Your Kid’s School Lunch Account

When I was a kid, my mom would hand me and my sisters $1.25 for our school lunch each day. But things have changed in this digital world. Today many parents use school lunch debit cards which are linked to their bank account. There's a convenience to setting this up, [...]

How to Manage Your Kid’s School Lunch Account2019-08-24T09:13:33-07:00

Five Ways to Save on Kids Activities

Did you play sports as a kid? At some point, most of us played in a basketball, baseball, or softball league whether we liked it or not. Being on a team teaches kids how to work and socialize with others. It’s a great way for kids to meet other kids [...]

Five Ways to Save on Kids Activities2020-02-28T08:28:19-07:00

Parents: The Best Thing You​ Can Give Your Child (Video)

Often times when I meet with a couple or individual and we are going over the budget, we are taking a look at what we can take from one area and give to another. Maybe they want to get out of debt so we’re looking for more money to throw [...]

Parents: The Best Thing You​ Can Give Your Child (Video)2020-02-28T08:34:08-07:00