Kasasa U is celebrating Everyday Educators – teachers, parents, friends, YOU! Share a financial life lesson and help us teach others smart money management. Just add your best financial lesson, tip, or activity on our entry form here.
You could win a tablet, plus money to load it up with awesome financial education apps! 5 randomly drawn winners will each win an iPad, plus $100 in gift cards to spend on helpful apps.
Read the full rules here, but a few to highlight:
- You may only enter once.
- You must include a financial lesson or tip in your entry.
- Entries will be accepted until 4:59pm on October 21.
- Winners will be contacted via the email address and/or phone number provided on the entry form.
- Only legal U.S. residents, age 18+ (or 19+ for AL and NE) are eligible to enter.
- Employees, partners, and immediate family members of BancVue are not eligible to enter.
Teaching kids about money is one of the most valuable lessons a parent can provide. Getting kids to understand the importance of financial literacy when they’re young though is no small feat. That’s where financial literacy games come in.
While not new, gamification has become an increasingly popular and legitimate way to teach students of all ages useful skills and concepts. For something like money education that can be dry and dull if taught in another format, it can be a lifesaver.
There’s a big difference between which financial literacy lessons are valuable to a 5-year-old than a 15-year-old. To make the best financial literacy games for your kids easy to pinpoint, below are 15 suggestions, divided by age group.
Have you ever been hit with a surprise expense? If not, you’re extremely lucky and, like it or not, that luck probably won’t last forever. I recently got hit with two in one month: a surprisingly expensive trip to the emergency vet clinic (my dog’s fine now, thanks for asking!), followed within a week by even more costly car repairs. Good thing I had an emergency fund saved up.
Why You Should Save Money For An Emergency Fund
You can be responsible and try to do everything right when it comes to your budgeting and spending, and still find yourself stuck with a huge bill you didn’t see coming. That’s why it’s important for everyone to save money for an emergency fund.
Close to half of the people my age don’t have an emergency fund. The numbers aren’t that much better for other age groups. When asked if they could come up with $2,000 in a month for a surprise expense:
- 49% of people 18-34 said “no”
- 42% of people 35-54 said “no”
- 27% of people 55 and older said “no”
Honey is one of those great natural elements that seems almost magical in the many benefits and uses it offers. For National Honey Month, learn a little more about the impressive features of honey and a few ways to use it without spending too much money.
4 Fascinating Facts for National Honey Month
1) For honey benefits, you’ve got to buy the right type.
This might be the most surprising fact on the list for many people. You can’t buy just any old honey if you hope to get the primary benefits associated with it. Much of the honey sold in grocery stores is filtered in a process that removes the pollen and weeds out many of the main honey benefits along with it.
To ensure you’re getting the most from the honey you buy, you’re best off sticking with local honey or raw honey. Even better, go for some local raw honey to up your odds of buying the best choice.
When it comes to running gear I own it all. The $12 socks, the form-correcting shoes, the non-chaffing DriTech shorts, and the watch that tells me where I went and how fast. I have spent thousands of dollars in running gear and tech and even more in race entry fees. What does this say about me? It says I was more excited about being a “runner” than spending wisely when it came to my new hobby.
I have been an avid runner for 6 years now, and I have learned from my past mistakes. I have learned foam rolling is necessary, eating carbs is a must and that owning things does not make you a runner, running makes you a runner. After a few years, I got smarter about my running purchases and found that you don’t have to buy running products to be a better runner.