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Read more about 'Money Talk' with your kids and how to help them become money smart.

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new iconCash Calculator - Four Banks for Your Bucks. If you’re lucky enough to get a weekly allowance, you know that managing your cash flow can be tricky.  The first thing you might WANT to do is rush out and spend it. The first thing you SHOULD do is remember that spending ALL your money now leaves you with empty pockets and nothing for later. So how do you figure out what to spend now and what to save? + Try It!

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Setting financial goals isn't easy, especially for college students and recent grads. So we've added a tab to help young adults prepare for financial independence.
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for teachersGet smarter with your money AND have fun doing it with our all-new printable activity sheet made just for kids. It's never too early to develop awesome $$ habits, so why not start now? + more

Did you Know?

When you use a debit card, money comes out of your account immediately. It's like cash, not like a credit card.

Martha Washington is the only women whose portrait has appeared on U.S. currency.

If you had ten billion $1 notes and spent one every second of every day, it would take 317 to go broke.

Tired of old electronic games? Trade them in for different games at a video/game exchange center.

Making a big purchase? Do your research at the library and online to make sure you are getting the best price.

You can save a lot of money on magazines and books by visiting your local library.

There are many ways to help others: you can give money, your time and energy or items you no longer use.

It may seem silly to buy a winter coat in August, but you can save a lot by purchasing off-season items online.

The $ sign was designed in 1788 by Oliver Pollack.

The U.S. Treasury says that Americans hold about $15 billion in loose change.

When you're shopping, avoid impulse purchasing. Make a list. It an item's not on the list, don't buy it.

Coins usually survive in circulation for about 30 years and a one dollar bill usually lasts for about 18 months.

Keep a money diary that tracks what you save and spend. It will tell you about when, why, and how you use money.

When you buy a stock in a company you become a shareholder, and own a 'part' of that company.

Bring food and drinks from home for after sports practice and you'll save money!

Despite the New York Stock Exchange's notoriety, it was not the first stock exchange in the United States.

Almost half, 48 percent, of the notes printed by the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing are $1 bills.

Looking for some low cost activities for your family? Check out the community calendar at the local library.

The word budget comes from the French "bougette", a little bag.

A quarter has 119 grooves on its edge, a dime has 118 grooves, according to the U.S. Mint.

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Be forewarned, March is going to get quite messy. National Craft Month calls for a visit to the nearest craft store, plenty of unforeseen messes and lots of fun along the way. Let your little ones channel their inner Picasso with our list of unique crafts for every week in March.