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Making Pocket Money Easier

Making pocket money easierMy 9-year-old was carrying $48 in her wallet. Cash. She’s been saving well for some time, and the cash has accumulated. Her plan was to walk to the shops with her big sister to buy a treat.Me:     I’d prefer that you didn’t take all that money in your […]

Saving or just not spending - learning how to be frugal

Saving or just not spending – learning how to be frugalKids want what their friends have, and they want it now, or at least sometime soon. So how can parents teach children to look for a bargain, wait before buying and get the best deal rather than the first deal? Financial frugality […]

Save or spend? Pocket money goes digital with ZAAP

Save or spend? pocket money goes digital with zaapSave or spend? That’s the question talked about in families when the subject is pocket money. Three out of four Australian children are given pocket money and it’s no surprise that their parents like to encourage them to save rather than spend. But the […]

What kind of pocket money parent are you?

What kind of pocket money parent are you?How do you feel about talking to your kids about money? Are you relaxed and comfortable about pocket money conversations, or do you avoid the topic and hope they’ll forget about it – or at least leave it for another day.Australian parents recognise that […]

Manage your kid’s money with the ZAAP app

Manage your kid’s money with the ZAAP appLife experience, teachers or parents – what really makes a difference when children are learning about managing money? Families are key to money skillsFamilies are key to learning financial literacy, according to a 2018 survey of young people in 15 countries including Australia. Teenagers surveyed […]