Archives for August, 2010

31 Aug

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If you’re reading this blog, you already know the importance of considering cost when making purchase decisions. It is intuitive that if two products are comparable, you should buy the one with the lower price. However, if you are only relying on ...
26 Aug

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Americans are saving more. The average savings rate is now more than 6% of post-tax income. In times of economic uncertainly, it is clear that many consumers believe that establishing a savings cushion is important to their financial well-being. Yet...
24 Aug

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Have you ever wondered exactly what you were paying for when you handed over your hard earned money to the grocery store cashier? Check out this graphic display of a food dollar and see where your every cent is spent.   Source: An...
20 Aug

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Pretty soon school bells will ring and children will start a new school year. Now, many parents are in a mad dash to get their kids ready for back-to-school. While the start of a new school season is exciting for some kids, many parents are worried ...
18 Aug

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Back in January, Tanisha Warner's son asked her if the President of the United States is rich.  This led Tanisha to explore what it means to be rich and what she found caused her to change her own definition of the word. Out of curiosity, ...
13 Aug

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Experts agree that the financial lessons children learn today can last well into adulthood. That is why it is so important for children, teachers, and parents to have quality resources to help them teach and learn about good money management. I...
11 Aug

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MMI just launched a free new online resource to teach kids about good money management: MoneyBunny.com. On the site, children can explore the world of the Money Bunnies and jump-start their learning about wise financial choices. MoneyBunny.com ...
10 Aug

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Recently, we asked a group of kids ages 8 to 14 what advice they'd give adults about money.  Here's what they had to say: We did a similar video in March 2009 with some of the same kids. It's amazing to see how their opinions (and my video...