Tag Archives: kids

Talking about money with kids isn’t always easy. But you can use a holiday like Halloween to get creative and start that important conversation. Financial advisor Brad Allen talks with Milwaukee’s WTMJ-4 about four ways kids can learn valuable money lessons this Halloween. Halloween isn’t a holiday focused around gifts but Americans are spending a […]

Many parents are spending thousands of dollars a year so their kids can play competitive sports. The cost of competition is putting their finances and retirement at risk! Financial advisor Brad Allen talks with Milwaukee’s WTMJ-4 to share tips on how to find a balance between kids’ athletic teams and parents’ retirement dreams. 1. Be […]

Every kid wants to sport the latest supplies while walking the halls in style. School supplies aren’t cheap! The back-to-school shopping season is second only to the winter holidays. Financial advisor Brad Allen talks with Milwaukee’s WTMJ-4 about how to save when shopping for back to school: 1. Set a Budget – Start with a […]

Turns out all those gift cards you have laying around after the holidays can get you more than a sweater or a new video game. They can be a teaching tool for kids! A gift card is an opportunity for a child to experiment with plastic in a controlled way and begin to understand how […]

Parents are busy during back-to-school season, stocking up on backpacks, pencils and other supplies. Financial professional Mike Williams talks with Milwaukee’s WTMJ-4 about 5 tips on how to shake things up and keep costs down this year: Click here for a back-to-school budget worksheet.

Parents, you may think giving the kids a few dollars a week is a good idea, but are you sending the right messages about money? How do you know if you’re really getting through to them or just becoming a “human ATM”? Financial advisor Nick Foulks talks with FOX-6 Milwaukee about the 5 mistakes parents […]

Parents may not realize it, but their debt is impacting their kids’ behavior and well-being. But, not all debt is created equal! A new study shows unsecured debt, like credit card balances, payday loans and medical bills, are linked to more behavioral problems, while home mortgage and education debt are linked to fewer problems. In […]

It’s easy to let spending get out of control in the summer. The kids are out of school, patio parties are a hit, and the air conditioning is running 24/7. In fact, a study found more than half of Americans spend more money in the summer than any other season. Financial professional Brad Allen talks […]

Moms would do anything for their kids, but there’s one thing they shouldn’t do: go into debt! Nearly half of moms in a recent survey admitted they are spending beyond their means to give their kids the newest clothes, shoes and gadgets and enroll them in extra activities. Financial professional Mike Williams talks with Milwaukee’s […]

Planning a vacation for spring break? You may think your budget only matters when it comes to booking flights and hotel rooms, but many of us spend way too much while we’re actually on vacation! Tony Drake, CFP® talks with Milwaukee’s WTMJ-4 about ways to avoid letting your “getaway” get the best of your finances. […]

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