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I always have told my kids that they have to wait to have cell phones until they were 12 years old. However, my daughter who is 10 went off to her first sleep away camp last week. It was a 3 night swim camp, and although the visit was short and she was rooming with [...]

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Last month I became a parent of a brand new baby teen. With the birth of my new baby teen came the “my mom doesn’t know the least thing about anything…especially money” attitude, and so rather than trying to teach my teen directly about managing his money only through me, I decided to bring in [...]

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Thursday was the first day of school for my kids, and although I realize that my kids are going back earlier than most, the first day of school will be here sooner than later for the rest.  In order to get ready for the first day of school I decided that I would search for [...]

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The other day I was doing some volunteer work at a local organization.  One thing I like about volunteer work is that often times you meet people that you wouldn’t normally meet in your every day life.  This volunteer job was no different in this respect, and I met a young college aged girl who [...]

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What is Apple Camp? In Free and Cheap Summer Activities for kids I mentioned Apple Camp.  Apple Camp is a free camp for kids between 8 and 12 who learn how to shoot their own footage, create an original song in GarageBand on an iPad, and put it all together in iMovie on a Mac. [...]

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For my kids school starts again August 11th.  Can you believe it’s so early this year?  Having had 4 weeks in a row of 100 plus temperatures I really hope that the air conditioners are working properly, and I feel sorry for the teachers as I know with this crazy heat there will be no [...]

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A few weeks ago, one of my son’s friends called and invited him over to go see the local midnight premiere of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Pt. 2.  Needless to say he was very excited, and he was especially excited when he found out he got to go without parents (his friend has [...]

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The other day I had the opportunity to interview two 9 year girls about money.  I, as a parent trying to raise children with responsible spending habits, was curious to know how much they knew, and what they thought about money.  I initially thought it would result in a great brainstorming session in which I [...]

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It’s very easy in the summer for expenses to rise when the kids come home for summer break.  To help the readers at Partially Motivated avoid these rise in costs, we have come up with a list of fun free or almost free activities to do with your family during the hot summer months.  Enjoy! [...]

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When deciding whether or not to give my kids an allowance my husband and I had a big discussion.  We debated whether or not to tie it to chores, we debated how much they were each going to get,  and we debated about how we would teach them to manage the money they got.  And [...]

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