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“Keeping up with the Kardashians” – Dangerous to your wallet and your kids!

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In the past, it used to be fairly easy to “keep up with the Joneses”. They were our neighbours, living in the same community, going to the same supermarket, playing in the same neighbourhood leagues. Keeping up with the Joneses simply meant closing a gap between what they had and what we didn’t. If they went on a Caribbean vacation, we took a similar holiday. If they bought a shiny new car, we wanted one too. Of course, not all of us played that game, but for those who did, the consequences weren’t going to break the bank for us.
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5 ways to prepare your kids for a bright financial future

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One of the best gifts you can give your children is a good repertoire of financial skills. Teach your kids smart spending, saving and even charging habits when they are young, and they will be less likely to find themselves in a financial bind as they enter adulthood.
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Give your kids the gift of financial literacy this Christmas

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The timing couldn’t be better. November is Financial Literacy Month, just ahead of the crazy holiday spending spree of December. It’s an opportunity to take a breath, sit down, set a budget and stick to it.
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Setting Your Kids Up for Financial Success

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It’s no secret that our kids learn as much from our attitudes as from our actions. If we have a positive outlook on life, family, and health, chances are our children will grow up with the same outlook. But if we’re anxious, stressed and negative, it’s likely they’ll turn out the same way.
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Financially Smart Kids: Summed up in One Word…

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Habits. Or better yet, summed up in three important words: successful lifelong habits.
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