Sunday, February 12, 2012

Pam's Picks: From Helicopter Parents to Duct Tape

I found quite a range of articles this week dealing with parents, children and financial literacy.  One side of the parenting spectrum presented by AJC blog was about helicopter parents who head off to work with their adult children, even joining them on job interviews.

At the other end of the spectrum were parents who encourage independence and entrepreneurship in their children, such as Len Penzo.  Len's 12 year old daughter, Nina, wrote a post this week about her latest business ventures, one of which involves duct tape!  This is one talented, motivated young lady.

More interesting parenting & financial articles:  Decisions, Decisions, Decisions by Brian Page  5 Kids Expenses to Budget For - Apart from College  Best Budget Tip I Ever Learned for Travelling with Kids  20 Facts You Didn't Know about College Freshmen  5 Things Wealthy People Never Say  What Early Retirees Have in Common  Financial Lessons from the Movies - Secretariat  How to Define Savings  Another Tip for Saving on Car Insurance  16 Great Jobs for 16 Year Olds  Transitions - Graduating from College  What Makes a Good Teacher/Professor?

Thanks for the following folks for the mentions and inclusions this week:
Master the Art of Saving: Sublime Saturday Assemblage #20
Newlyweds on a Budget:  Carnival of Financial Camaraderie #19
Steadfast Finances:  Yakezie Carnival - The Superbowl Clones Game
Canadian Finance Blog:  Canadian Finance Carnival #74
20's Finances:  Totally Money Carnival - Superbowl Edition
The Skilled Investor:  Carnival of Financial Planning #223