The Heck With the Joneses: Understanding Financial Peer Pressure 

As a parent, you probably realize that your child’s friends influence their thoughts and behaviors in many ways. Have you considered how it affects their attitudes toward money? While peer pressure is not just an adolescent thing, we know that teens are particularly susceptible. As young people start forming identities separate from their parents and […]

Drowning in Debt: As Gen Z Struggles, How Do We Prepare Generation Alpha?

Debt is a reality for most Americans. It is something we all try to avoid, but not many can succeed in living life debt-free.  For those of us that are parents, we’re not just worrying about our own debt but about the debt or potential debt of our children. College-aged kids are already in the […]

Wants vs. Needs: Staying on the Path to Your Financial Goals

When you’re clear and focused on your goals, it’s easier to keep your priorities in mind. But along the path to any goal, there are plenty of distractions. It takes discipline to be able to sort out what’s important to focus on, and to make the choices that will get you where you want to […]

The First Step to Building Wealth: Building Strong Goals and Good Habits

Getting SMART About What You Want: Tips on Setting Goals Lots of people want financial independence. Far fewer people achieve it. Why is that? Wanting something isn’t enough.  “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry You’ve got to develop a goal and not just any goal, but a SMART […]

The #1 Thing You Can Do to Guide Your Teen to Financial Responsibility

THE IMPORTANCE OF PERSONAL FINANCIAL LITERACY Hi! My name is Lori and I’m the founder of Wealth Building Academy for Teens, a four-module, self-paced course that helps prepare teens to make responsible financial decisions. I’m passionate about helping teens learn how to earn, save, budget, and spend so that they have a strong foundation for […]