Posts Tagged: money management

Teens & Money: Designer Jeans, Coupons and Budgets

by Dr. Marian C. Fritzemeier, Ed.D. “Why do we always have to use a coupon to buy clothes?” laments my eleven-year-old daughter. “I want them today.” “You know we have a clothing budget. We can get more for our money if we wait until the item is on sale and we have a coupon,” I try…

Teens & Money: Who Pays for College?

College expenses are rising every year and both students and parents alike wonder how they’ll afford a college education. If you have the finances to pay for your child’s entire college expenses, please reconsider. When Parents Pay As a college professor I’ve witnessed the results of parents paying for their kid’s entire expenses. These students…

We Don’t Have Any Money! Money Matters for Preschoolers

by Dr. Marian C. Fritzemeier, Ed.D. © 2013 “Mommy, I want candy.” “We don’t have money for that,” I state. I continue adding items from my shopping list to the grocery cart. “I want donuts. Pleassssse,” my three-year-old daughter begs. “We don’t have any money,” I explain once again. “Count three cans of corn for…

Save, Share, Spend & Other Money Matters

by Dr. Marian C. Fritzemeier, Ed.D. © 2013 “Can I get a candy bar?” “Can I have some money to buy a hot dog at the baseball snack shack?” “Can you buy me …..?” Things Cost Money Do you recognize these pleas for spending your money? In thinking about what money skills young people will…