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Paint Can Plan

April 15, 2019

Michael Weyne wanted to help people recycle their paint cans. Now he does it as a business. Two years ago, Michael Weyne was listening to an episode of the How I Built This podcast. It featured a company that hauls…

Swap and Save

April 15, 2019

Families need to budget carefully to pay their expenses and save for the future. Planning ahead is very important. But there are also creative ways to keep costs down in your daily life. Try swapping expensive purchases and experiences for…

Riding to Riches

March 6, 2019

Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Records and hundreds of other companies, paid Carson Kropfl $65,000 for a 20% stake in his company. Why is this remarkable? Carson was 11. More kids than ever want to start their own business. If…

Money Talk: Learn the Lingo of Personal Finance

January 11, 2019

Imagine visiting a foreign country and not knowing the language. It would be difficult to shop in a grocery store, ask for directions, and accomplish many other tasks. Personal finance also has a language all its own. If you don’t…

Get Pet-Ready

December 18, 2018

Bringing home a pet can be a purr-fect experience or a cat-astrophe. You need to be prepared! Here, we break down the costs of animal companionship. Are you thinking about welcoming a dog, cat, rabbit, or hamster into the family?…

How to Help

November 28, 2018

After every natural disaster, a call goes out for donations. How do you decide what to give, and which organization to give to? Hurricane Florence hit several states along on East Coast in September. It brought high winds, heavy rain,…

A New Way to Pay

October 12, 2018

What is digital currency? We take a look at this complicated concept. Last spring, we asked readers what they were saving for. Most said things like video games and phones. But Tyler, a 9-year-old from Los Angeles, California, said he…

How Fundraisers Work

September 12, 2018

Students around the country are raising money for their school. Last year, teachers at Elliott Elementary, in McKinney, Texas, wanted to buy new iPads and computers for their students, but they didn’t have enough money in the budget. They decided…

Start It Up!

May 4, 2018

Every year, thousands of children write to the president. But 11-year-old Frank “FX” Giaccio, of Falls Church, Virginia, had an unusual request: He asked to mow the White House lawn. In his letter, Frank explained that he’d started a lawn-mowing…

Push Yourself

May 3, 2018

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Reduce, Reuse, Save!

April 19, 2018

Get Started Buying used products is cheaper—and better for the environment. Remember this rule: If it’s good for the planet, it’s good for you. And often, it can help you or your family save money. Used items are cheaper. And…

Choose Used!

April 18, 2018

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The Price of Produce

March 23, 2018

Next time you’re in the grocery store, check the price of a gallon of orange juice. Understanding its cost takes you on a journey around the globe. Americans drink 20 million gallons of orange juice each year. Its price fluctuates…

Cause and Effect

March 22, 2018

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Stay Safe Online

February 2, 2018

If you were born in the United States, your digital identity was created on day 1. The date and place of your birth went into government records. You were assigned a Social Security number. Those nine digits set you apart…

Protect Yourself Online

February 1, 2018

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Save Smarter!

January 2, 2018

What are your goals? Maybe you’d like to run a mile or ace that big science test. The key to reaching your goal is planning out how to get there. The same is true for saving money. The right plan…

Steps to Skyrocket Your Savings

January 1, 2018

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The Rise and Fall of a Hot Toy

December 2, 2017

Why do trendy toys often fizzle out quickly? We traced the story of one toy to find out. One evening in August 2010, Cheong Choon Ng came home to find his daughters making bracelets out of rubber bands. He decided…

Toy Story

December 1, 2017

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