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Mama Coon

Planting The Seeds When I was too young to understand, my dad used to take me out on Saturday morning to the donut shop, buy our favourite donuts and talk to me about money. He would talk about the stock market or other world news regarding money, or he would talk about our own family […]

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Cooking The Books And Other Financial Idioms

Colourful idiomatic phrases often confuse children and need some form of explanation. As adults, we become used to them but they can be difficult to explain to children. This is the second part in our Money Idioms series covers Financial Investment and Accounting Idioms. See the first part: Cold Hard Cash Idioms, which covers Cash and Currency […]

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Pick Your Spending Priorities

One way to reduce spending, stick to your budget, and reduce debt is to place priorities your spending choices. Have you ever wondered how to choose categories most important to your family? What about those categories that ride the line between mandatory expenses or discretionary spending? There are plenty of categories that could be considered […]

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Visiting The Bank

“Mommy, why does your bank card give you money and mine doesn’t?” asked RU one day. “Well sweetie,” I started, formulating a simple answer for her young 5-year-old mind. “Your bank card lets you put in more money or take out the money you already saved. You have money in the bank because you put […]

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August Report

During the first few days of August the Tykes and I visited their aunt’s house in the countryside and spent more hours in the pond and running around with chickens and dogs than talking about money. Then Mama and Papa Coon picked the kids up for cottaging and camping fun in the great outdoors for […]

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The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs—Stories of Finance for Children

The old fairy tale, The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs is a cautionary tale involving examples of idle laziness, unexpected fortunate windfall, actions of self-centered greed, and resultant financial ruin. The story warns the listeners to be wary of cutting off your main source of  steady income, especially if your decision is motivate by greed.  […]

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July Report

For the first month of summer, the Tykes kept me busy with summer activities so my time spent troubleshooting the blog is usually relegated to the evenings when I am tired and not much gets done. They love reading so I gave them some junior financial books to read too. Even little RU who is […]

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Why a Kids’ Financial Blog?

Mama Coon and I have had many conversations about the lack of financial education in our schools. We knew that the teachers were doing their best, following the curriculum set by the province, but still we felt that the educational system was not providing a complete, or early enough, financial education to our children. So […]

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Our Mission And Goals

Financial awareness can be taught to children at an early age through short lessons involving real-life money examples. Over time we expect to cover topics including: money games, explorations, allowances, tracking, goals, accounting, budgeting, banking, savings, donating, investing, financial language building, financial practices, book reviews, links, money stories, fables and more. With parental guidance, exposure […]

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An Introduction To Who We Are

As a multi-generational family, we realize that children are this generation’s greatest gift. By nature, parents love, nurture, protect, teach and guide their children to the best of their abilities hoping they will turn into responsible adults. Part of our plan, as we raise three unique precocious children, is our commitment to introducing money and […]

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June Report

During the last school year we occasionally tried to impress the importance of money and finance on the kids. But, without enough time, concentrated finance lessons, or time for money games, the concepts went right over their heads. We noticed the lack of the fundamental money principles and realized an educational void. So, by late […]