Allowance

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3 reasons we need to teach personal finance in schools – now

Think back to high school – did you take a personal finance class? Maybe you learned a little something during economics, but that was right after lunch and all you wanted was a nap. During my high school experience I was not required to take a personal finance class to graduate, nor was such a […]

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Banking for Kids – 10 tips on starting your child’s first bank account

I decided recently that instead of buying a Boppy or an ironic onesie I was going to commit to a financial gift for my wonderful friend and mom-to-be. She has an amazing family that will 120% make sure she get all the necessities so I wanted to do something for her + baby that maybe […]

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Kids who get an allowance are better with money

2015 marks the 7th annual release of the “Parents, Kids and Money Survey” conducted by T. Rowe Price (find the report here). The idea and purpose behind the surveying of 1000 parents and 881 children is “To understand the basic financial knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of both parents of children ages 8-14 and their children […]

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3 ways you can use allowance to teach your kids about money.

Taxes, Saving, and Giving Benjamin Franklin, once wrote in a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy in 1789, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Though, at five or six years old, nothing is certain, let alone mortality AND taxes. Both made about as much sense to me as having […]

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Banking

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3 reasons we need to teach personal finance in schools – now

Think back to high school – did you take a personal finance class? Maybe you learned a little something during economics, but that was right after lunch and all you wanted was a nap. During my high school experience I was not required to take a personal finance class to graduate, nor was such a […]

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piggybank allowance app

Banking for Kids – 10 tips on starting your child’s first bank account

I decided recently that instead of buying a Boppy or an ironic onesie I was going to commit to a financial gift for my wonderful friend and mom-to-be. She has an amazing family that will 120% make sure she get all the necessities so I wanted to do something for her + baby that maybe […]

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how much to pay kids for chores

Kids who get an allowance are better with money

2015 marks the 7th annual release of the “Parents, Kids and Money Survey” conducted by T. Rowe Price (find the report here). The idea and purpose behind the surveying of 1000 parents and 881 children is “To understand the basic financial knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of both parents of children ages 8-14 and their children […]

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The wolf of gum street: my first savings account.

I sat in the last school bus seat with what felt like an empire. It was organized delicately in a bubble top pencil box. At this point, I didn’t have to do anything but sit back and let the money speak for itself. At this point, I had a 5th grader executing all of the […]

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Chores

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Banking for Kids – 10 tips on starting your child’s first bank account

I decided recently that instead of buying a Boppy or an ironic onesie I was going to commit to a financial gift for my wonderful friend and mom-to-be. She has an amazing family that will 120% make sure she get all the necessities so I wanted to do something for her + baby that maybe […]

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how much to pay kids for chores

Kids who get an allowance are better with money

2015 marks the 7th annual release of the “Parents, Kids and Money Survey” conducted by T. Rowe Price (find the report here). The idea and purpose behind the surveying of 1000 parents and 881 children is “To understand the basic financial knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of both parents of children ages 8-14 and their children […]

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The wolf of gum street: my first savings account.

I sat in the last school bus seat with what felt like an empire. It was organized delicately in a bubble top pencil box. At this point, I didn’t have to do anything but sit back and let the money speak for itself. At this point, I had a 5th grader executing all of the […]

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5 Ways to Help Your Child’s Financial Future

When you can barely find time to take a shower and get some semblance of dinner on the table, how could you possibly have time to dish up a healthy understanding of personal finance for your children? There are never enough hours in the day so here are 5 fast and easy ways to insure […]

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Credit Cards

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Best Credit Cards of 2017

TRAVEL CREDIT CARDS Point reward credit cards offer its users numerous benefits. One such benefit is the bonus points earned by using travel credit cards, For example, travel lovers who have at one time or another used the BankAmericard Travel Rewards credit card, will notice that the providers offer 1.5 points on every dollar the […]

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Development

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How Piggybank uses Node, Geddy Model, and Restify

Piggybank was started by Adam and I (hi, this is Oscar). We’re both front-end devs and JavaScript was our strong point, so when we went out looking for backend tools and frameworks we started with Node. Node has been proven by other financial companies such as Paypal so we decided to use it for our […]

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Creating a radio input component with React.js

Let’s just get it out of the way. React is hawt. Still. This made us skeptical to try it, but since being released only two years ago, the front-end framework from Facebook has been adopted by tech monsters including Dropbox, Instagram, Netflix, and Reddit, among many others. I had never used it before working on […]

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npm Private Modules with Heroku

Yesterday npm released a feature called private modules. It let’s you publish to their module registry (npmjs.com) but keep your modules private. The old way of achieving private modules without running your own registry was convoluted, didn’t work well and required you commit and push your app tokens into your source code (gross). The new […]

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Piggybank’s JavaScript Code Guide

The Three Truths At Piggybank, when we first started writing JavaScript, we brought up JavaScript style guides. Unlike languages like Go where the majority of the code follows identical syntax, JavaScript can be all over the board in how its written and that’s why so many companies adopt JavaScript style guides. However, we didn’t want […]

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Investing

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Bond, what is a: 007 facts on bonds

In my never ending quest to find an appropriate, low maintenance financial baby shower gift I decided, “What the hay, I’ll read up on some more options before settling on a 529 College Savings Plan.” As I’m researching, I see a few new terms on the table and find, “Bond, James bond,” but now, because […]

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Piggybank App

piggybank and node.js

How Piggybank uses Node, Geddy Model, and Restify

Piggybank was started by Adam and I (hi, this is Oscar). We’re both front-end devs and JavaScript was our strong point, so when we went out looking for backend tools and frameworks we started with Node. Node has been proven by other financial companies such as Paypal so we decided to use it for our […]

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getpiggybank.com mobile dev

Creating a radio input component with React.js

Let’s just get it out of the way. React is hawt. Still. This made us skeptical to try it, but since being released only two years ago, the front-end framework from Facebook has been adopted by tech monsters including Dropbox, Instagram, Netflix, and Reddit, among many others. I had never used it before working on […]

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Give us a drum roll please!

So many amazing things have been happening over here in our neck of the Silicon Forest. You know, things like Piggybank and our unstoppable momentum. We are learning and growing and coding and growing and sometimes even eating and breathing. Today, we are celebrating, again. Now, I don’t want you to get the wrong impression […]

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We couldn’t have done it without you…

Thinking back, thinking back to taking notes and seeking approval, thinking back to nervously navigating strange conference rooms, to being the youngest with a “big kid job”, to turning beet red when there was a question to answer or a comment worth a mention; I am thinking back to leadership training. Conflict resolution? Difficult conversations? […]

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Travel

Hey Southwest, I want a refund…

Did you parents ever talk to you about the way you treated your stuff as a kid? I remember one pretty consistent theme growing up regarding the way we value our belongings. “You always take care of something better you bought with your own money.” She, my mother, was implying that I didn’t treat the […]

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