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Give Your Kids Flying Lessons Feb. 22, 2021

Everyday Cheapskate

Kids of elementary school age are becoming aware of the real world around them. They are eager to le... Read More

Pay Up, and Learn Your Lesson Sep. 28, 2020

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I needed $100 because I asked a girl I was trying to impress to go out on a date with m... Read More

I Want To Help my Little Brother Sep. 17, 2020

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm 16 years old, and my little brother is just 7. He's a nice boy, and I only see him ... Read More

I'm In Favor of Allowances Sep. 03, 2020

'Tween 12 & 20

DR WALLACE: I'm 13 and never, ever have any money to spend. I'm too young to get a job, and I do my ... Read More

'Because We Said So' Sounds Very Outdated Aug. 27, 2020

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm 16, and my brother is 17, and we both date regularly. I've got an 11:30 p.m. curfew... Read More

The Teens Agreed, But Many Parents Frowned On My Answer Aug. 21, 2020

'Tween 12 & 20

TEENS: A 16-year-old girl recently wrote to say that she has a part-time job after school that pays ... Read More

Willing to Work to Boost Allowance Mar. 26, 2020

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm 16, and I have great parents. But there's just one problem. My allowance is dismal!... Read More

Accept Grandma's Generous Offer Immediately! Nov. 28, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm thankful that my parents give me $15 a week for allowance to spend any way I choose... Read More

My Best Friend Lies a Lot Aug. 27, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm a 16-year-old girl and so is my best friend. My only problem with her is she lies a... Read More

5 Reasons to Give Kids an Allowance Jun. 19, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

At the foundation of your children's financial intelligence should be this undeniable truth: It is n... Read More

Allowance Cut Via Savings Rule Jun. 03, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm 16 and a responsible young lady. I'm very active in school, and I get very good gra... Read More

Teaching Your Kids About Money? Here Are Five Life Lessons That Can Help Apr. 10, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: Most of us think of April as tax time, but did you know that April is also Financial L... Read More

I Suggest a Compromise Mar. 05, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm 14, and my parents give me a $20 weekly allowance. My only problem with that is I m... Read More

I Must Save Most of My Allowance Dec. 24, 2018

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm 13, and my parents give me an allowance of $7 a week. Well, they might as well not ... Read More

Why Not Make a Gift of Financial Education This Season? Dec. 19, 2018

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: In the spirit of the holidays, I've been writing a lot lately about giving — esp... Read More

You Need an Allowance Oct. 30, 2018

Everyday Cheapskate

It used to be that when I felt broke, I used my bevy of credit cards to chase away the feeling. As l... Read More

Learn How to Budget Your Money Sep. 13, 2018

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm 16 and, if I must say so myself, a pretty good kid. I'm on the honor roll at school... Read More

Mother's Day Tips for Teaching Your Kids about Money May. 16, 2018

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers, Moms these days can fill a lot of roles — from nutritionist to chauffeur to nurs... Read More

Parents Disagree with My Advice Nov. 27, 2017

'Tween 12 & 20

TEENS: Sixteen-year-old Sarah from Seattle, Washington, has a part-time job after school that pays h... Read More

Put Yourself on An Allowance Sep. 18, 2017

Everyday Cheapskate

It used to be that when I felt broke, I chased away the horrible feeling by leaning on my bevy of cr... Read More