Ever forget your child's allowance?

MoneyTrail automatically keeps track of allowances and keeps you organized.

Every Dollar Counts!

Teach your child to keep track of their money. It reduces impulse spending.

Finances shouldn't cause headaches!

Practicing money skills when young can lead to stress-free, responsible finances as an adult.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Pre-Teen to Parenting Financial Summit, 2013

I have partnered with SheWill.org and YoungFinances.com to host the Preschool to Parenting Financial Summit for girls (ages 12-18), young adult women and mothers on Saturday, April 27th at Ivy Preparatory Academy in Norcross, GA. We will be working with the girls on managing their money, career empowerment and even investing at their age. Each participant will leave the summit with a new attitude about money and the fundamental skills necessary to become successful.  Register by April 15th to be entered to win an iPad mini!
The Preschool to Parenting Financial Summit will include:  

For girls ages 12 – 18
  • Managing your money 
  • Envisioning your future and making career choices 
  • Investing at a young age. How to invest in yourself 
 For young adult women
  • Money management 
  • Balancing work, career and family 
  • Beginning investments 

For mothers 
  • How to raise financially smart kids 
  • Money management 
  • Investing for your retirement and for your child’s college expenses 

The Preschool to Parenting Financial Summit is due to the collaborative efforts of three dedicated women in the financial literacy community, Sheena Williams from SheWill.org, Latisha Styles from YoungFinances.com and me, Pam Whitlock from MoneyTrail.net. Sheena is the founder and president of SheWill, Inc., 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization created to educate young girls, between the ages of 8 and 17, on the importance of financial literacy and career empowerment. LaTisha is the founder of Young Finances, a website that specializes in investing with young adults. I am the co-owner (along with my husband) of MoneyTrail.net, an allowance and money management system for kids, teens and families. We are all in the Atlanta area and are passionate about preparing young girls for successful, career oriented futures free from debt and irresponsible financial decisions.

The event will be held from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm and will include a light breakfast and lunch for each participant.  For more information or to register for the event, please visit www.shewillsummit.com

Friday, April 5, 2013

A Nine Year Old's Thoughts on College Savings

My 9 year old niece is visiting me today.  She has been telling me about a book that she is writing and how she may want to be a writer when she grows up.  That led to a discussion about our blog.  So...I decided to hire her to be our guest blogger for the day.  Introducing Leigh's thoughts on how parents should save money for college!

For all those new parents out there, even if your child isn't born yet, you may already be worried about saving for his or her college.  But with careful savings and an occasional visit to MoneyTrail, you can easily find a way to save for your child's college.  The next thing you know there are tears of joy in your eyes and your child is in a blue cap and gown.