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Amanda L. Grossman

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Money Prodigy
General Finance
Teaching Kids Money
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Houston, Texas, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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Looking for a summer camp activities list for a DIY money camp? Check out this 5-day schedule + lesson plans below. Would you like to structure just one week of your kid’s summer vacation as a DIY money summer camp? I’ve got a week’s worth of money lessons outlined for you below, plus the supplies you’ll need so you can skim ahead of time and have everything ready. Psst: Mama Bear Prepwork: ...
Posted: Jul 17 2017 @ 12:03 PM
Saving money for kids can be a difficult concept to get. In fact, natural mode for many kids (and adults) is to live allowance-to-allowance. Let’s look at how to break your child’s paycheck-to-paycheck mentality before they even get started adulting. One thing I’ve heard over and over from working with adults + their money is how they hate living paycheck to paycheck. In case you’re one of the lucky ones who’s broken ...
Posted: Jul 10 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Teach children to save by using this one small tweak that worked for Mama Bear Myown and her 14-year old son, Spike. The first Friday of the month is a very intriguing one for 14-year old Spike. He gets paid $100, which represents his entire months’ allowance. His mother, Myown, says, “I put it in his bank account the first Friday of the month like a payday and he has a bank ...
Posted: Jun 19 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Have you ever told your kids “be happy with what you have”? How many times have they seen adults and *gulp* their own parents not taking this advice? It happens. You’re human, after all. We have so, so, so much to be thankful for in this world. Yet contentment, or “the state of being satisfied; ease of mind,” is hard to come by. I struggle myself with feeling like I have enough. Like I ...
Posted: May 29 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Figuring out how to teach kids about money is only half the equation. You need to get clear on what you want to teach your child(ren) about money. I want you to think back. Waaaayyyy back, to before you carried your money hang-ups around with you. When money didn’t feel like a limiting factor. Wasn’t a limited resource. Wasn’t a stress. When money was shiny, and new, and something you were highly fascinated with. What ...
Posted: May 15 2017 @ 6:00 AM
While researching for the Mt. Everest Money Simulation, I came across some cool money facts I couldn’t wait to share with you to help bring alive Everest for kids + parents. I’m gearing up towards delivering the Mt. Everest Money Simulation over here at Money Prodigy headquarters (that sounds much more dazzling than “my home office”). My research, talks with experts, emails to actual summiters, etc. has brought up lots of learning, ...
Posted: May 08 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Use these fun, thoughtful money conversation starters for kids to liven up your family dinner + a road trip. Money: the last frontier (cue the Star Trek opening music). Not really. But certainly in conversations. It can be really difficult to bring up the topic with other adults, let alone for kids to ask their burning questions (especially if they’ve picked up on the idea that it’s not a topic that is eagerly discussed). And ...
Posted: May 01 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Make Everest for kids fun by sharing books on Himalayan culture + myth (Yaks and Yetis). What’s a good way to explore Everest for kids? This is something I’ve been asking myself ever since Money Prodigy was awarded The PLUTUS Foundation grant in order to create + deliver the Mt. Everest Money Simulation Program to kids. Psst: Perhaps you’d love for your own kid to get in on the adventure? You’ll want to ...
Posted: Apr 17 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Your kid has much to gain when they ignite their entrepreneurial spirit. Use this system, and you might just gain from it as well! Entrepreneurs, among other qualities, need to be able to recognize opportunities in the marketplace. This means finding a need, and figuring out how to solve that need in a profitable way. This can be as simple as a kidpreneur (or kidpreneur-in-the-making) opening a lemonade stand on a smoldering ...
Posted: Apr 10 2017 @ 6:00 AM
I’m sharing 5 family activities that don’t involve a screen. I read somewhere that I’m part of the Oregon Trail generation. Anna Garvey puts it beautifully when she says, “[we] came of age just as the very essence of communication was experiencing a seismic shift, and it’s given us a unique perspective that’s half analog old school and half digital new school.” It’s a perspective that has gone the way of Donkey ...
Posted: Apr 03 2017 @ 6:00 AM


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