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New Year’s Resolutions for Kids

A new year is quickly approaching, which means more than 60% of our population is already making a list of resolutions (or goals) they want to accomplish in the coming year. While most of those resolutions may be diet or health-related, it’s always a good idea to include at least one financial-related goal. Want to make it a family affair—bring the kiddos in to give them something to look forward to while giving them a challenge.

  • Do good for others.
    If your children regularly receive an allowance, challenge them to donate a portion of it to a local charity or non-profit organization. A dollar for every 10 earned is a great starting point and can really add up at the end of the year!
  • Collect your coins.
    Don’t spend any of the coins you find or receive this year. Instead, stash your coins away in a jar, and count them on the last day of the year. You’ll be amazed by how much money you can save!
  • Get crafty
    It’s never too early to get your entrepreneurial spirits going. Kids looking for other ways to make a few extra bucks? Help them set up a bake sale or a lemonade stand. For those looking for a little more, offer to regularly mow the neighbor’s lawn, or pick up a paper route.

Whatever your new year’s resolution may be, try not to be too hard on yourself if you don’t get everything done you set out to do. Even the smallest achievements are cause for celebration. Here’s to a happy and healthy 2022!

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