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Thanksgiving everyday

As we gather with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving, we would do well to think about how to make each day one of thanksgiving. In the midst of our busy lives – and especially in a culture that often leads our kids to say, “Give me, give me!” – how can we instill in…

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childhood memories guest Nathan Dungan

Marketers have had us and our children in their sights for a long time, giving us a million ideas for how to spend our money to make this the best holiday season ever. But what are the childhood memories you cherish and recall from the holidays? Chances are they are less about expensive gifts than…

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reducing materialism guest Nathan Dungan

Did you know that being less materialistic is associated with greater happiness? Nathan Dungan, founder of Share Save Spend and Mom Enough’s go-to source on kids and money, builds on previous research in a groundbreaking new study that shows how a 3-part learning intervention reduced materialism and increased self-esteem for adolescents who participated. Nathan joins…

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teaching children about money guest Nathan Dungan

Marketers have had us and our children in their sights for a long time, giving us a million ideas for how to spend our money to make this the best holiday season ever. But what are the holiday memories you cherish from your childhood? Chances are they are less about expensive gifts than about fun…

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Startrib_TwinCitiesSpoiled

If a new survey is to be believed, Twin Cities kids are bratty on one side of the river and ratty on the other. Bundle.com ranked Minneapolis fourth in the nation (behind Manhattan, Brooklyn and Miami) in “spoiling” children, while St. Paul ranked second-to-last (“leading” only Madison, Wis.) in spending on kids. The study tracked…

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