Category Archives: Food for thought

General money or economic related observations

Teach Young Adults to Balance Lifestyle and Income

By Chuck Kuster Help your young adults balance  lifestyle aspirations with income potential.   Our children get career advice from teachers and friends, especially when they reach high school and start career planning. The “help” often includes some sort of reference to … Continue reading

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Dispel Negative Attitudes Toward Saving

By: Chuck Kuster Parents may need to put saving money into a positive light. Here are some thoughts on how to do so:  The goal of our Save Yourself ™ financial education platform is to motivate young people to save … Continue reading

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Today’s Money Environment IS Different

by: Chuck Kuster Your children’s money management environment is different today – and changing rapidly. Parents can be more effective by recognizing key differences. “Things are different!” is a phrase all parents hear, usually while trying to dispense a bit of wisdom … Continue reading

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Is There a Gene for Financial Success?

by: Chuck Kuster If financial education works for wealthy families, won’t it work for the rest of us? Are rich people simply smarter at managing money than the masses? Or, is it something else? There is no denying the “wealthy” have easier … Continue reading

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Money Attitudes Are Taught

by: Chuck Kuster A parent’s attitudes toward wealth, business and capitalism can expand – or limit – a child’s opportunities. What are your comments and attitudes teaching? In his book, “How Rich People Think,” Steven Siebold makes some interesting contrasts in … Continue reading

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Parents – You Can Do This

By: Chuck Kuster Main Message: Financial education is more about parenting than it is about high finance. At the Money Smart Investor Conference in Des Moines, I sat down next to a woman in her early 30’s. About 160 people … Continue reading

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