Quicken Teach Kids Value Of Money

9 Ways To Teach Your Kids the Value of Money

It’s never too early to learn about personal finance, especially when the lessons are fun. Now that summer’s in full swing, here are 9 summer challenges you can do with your kids to prepare them for their financial future and enjoy some quality family time along the way. 9 Fun Summer Challenges for Kids & Families 1. The No-Spend Weekend Challenge One of the most important ways to teach kids... Continue reading
Quicken Holiday Traditions

6 Money Traditions to Spread Cheer Now & Through the Year

While each family’s traditions can be quirky and unique, the desire to spend time together and bring joy to one another is universal. With a focus on money-related traditions, we asked members of the personal finance media and financial professionals to share their families’ customs and practices. 1. Help Those Who Need It Most Many families’ holiday money traditions involve giving to others.... Continue reading
Quicken Student Planning

Talking to Your College Kids About Money: What Should They Know Before They Go?

Have you had “the money talk” with your college-bound kids? Chances are you’ve been so busy navigating school applications, acceptance letters, and graduation parties that you haven’t yet carved out time for a heart-to-heart about financial health. But now that your kids are that much closer to adulthood—and about to be on their own for perhaps the first time—it’s more important than ever to... Continue reading
Quicken Freshmen

Avoid the Financial Freshman Fifteen

A Third of College Freshman Incur Unexpected Debt - Here are Tips to Avoid It

Quicken, maker of the best-selling personal finance software in the US, recently surveyed over 1,000 college students and parents to get a better sense of how they’re tackling money management. Continue reading
Quicken Trust Fund

Should Your Children be Trust Fund Kids?

Why trust funds aren’t just for wealthy families.

A trust fund can help preserve your wealth for future generations, but is it the right choice for your family? Learn more about trust funds and how they work.  Continue reading

12 Fun Summer Money Challenges for Kids

Now that the long days of summer are here, are you finding yourself racking your brain for new and creative ways to keep the kids busy and entertained? How about using this opportunity to try some fun challenges for kids that can teach them about the value of money? According to a recent study, only 19 states in the U.S. currently require kids in K-12 public schools to take a financial literacy... Continue reading
Quicken Create College Budget

Creating a College Budget Template for Your New Grad

If you have a child heading to school this fall, chances are the task of creating a college budget isn’t at the top of your priority list. If so, it’s perfectly understandable. After all, you’ve probably been so focused on funding your child’s college savings plan, helping them apply for financial aid and scholarships, and making all the necessary preparations for the big move that you haven’t... Continue reading
Quicken Bank Of Mom And Dad

How to Get Your Kids off of the Bank of Mom and Dad

Many adults today are still financially dependent on their parents. We've got tips to help you cut the purse strings and prioritize your own financial future. Continue reading

Raising Financially Independent Children

Study reveals link between early financial education and future adult income

All parents want to give their kids the things they missed out on growing up. We surveyed over 2,000 adults in the U.S.—half of which we sourced from the general population and half from our community of Quicken users—to get a closer look at how parents are talking to their kids about money and the impact of their own early financial education (or lack thereof).    Continue reading
11 Ways To Save in College

How to Pay For College: 11 Strategies for Savvy Parents

If you’ve got a child headed to college this fall, chances are they received their acceptance letters in March or April and are making plans as we speak. That means it’s go-time for you, too. If you don’t have a clear plan of action for funding your child’s education—or you do, but need some additional advice—we’ve got you covered. Paying for college is no easy feat, but there are a number of... Continue reading

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