Tag Archives: parenting

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 […]

Can’t afford the fancy college of your child’s dreams? When it happens in the comedy The House, parents Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler start an underground casino in their basement. Financial professional Brad Allen talks with Milwaukee’s WTMJ-4 about options for parents finding themselves in this all-too-real situation: 1. Start Saving Early – A lot […]

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 […]

In the season of giving how do we teach our kids it’s not all about what you get? Gratitude can be one of the toughest lessons to instill in our children. Financial professional Brad Allen talks with Milwaukee’s WTMJ-4 about 5 money lessons to raise thankful kids. 1. Create Experiences 2. Practice Saving 3. Family […]

Parents – do you feel like the human ATM? Whether it’s a night out to the movies with friends or fees for extracurricular activities, teens can be heard nagging their parents for money. Parents spend thousands of dollars to raise their teens! Raising teens is now costing parents $245,340 from birth to the age 18. […]

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 […]