Allowance

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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

How to Pay Off Your Student Loans Fast

It is not fun to pay off student loan debt. We all dread the day we have to take a huge amount of money from our pay to clear the loan. It is an awful feeling. This feeling is unending with the student loans stuck on our backs. However, paying off student loans is not […]

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How to Compare The Best Mortgage Lenders

Home ownership has always been a lengthy and complicated process and the recent tax overhaul in the US hasn’t made things any easier. It is estimated that house prices will drop by about 4% by summer 2019 – and this is good news to buyers, obviously – but unfortunately most of the current homeowner-friendly tax […]

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Five Possible Benefits of An FHA Loan

With housing costs skyrocketing by day across the globe not to mention the subsequently high cost of living, many individuals across the nation are financially stretched – with many worrying more about survival than saving a few bucks for a house down payment.  Nonetheless, for these financially strained individuals, FHA Loans may offer a reprieve […]

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Non-Traditional Retirement Preparation

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Planning for your retirement is something you’ll do throughout most of your life (ideally!) A retirement plan is more than figuring out how you will live out your golden years once you’ve stopped working it’s also a great way to figure out your current finances and improve your overall money management. Getting Started Planning For […]

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Chores

How a Fortnite Addiction Costs You Money

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The Fortnite video game is gaining traction among both adult and young people these days. Why is Fortnite so addictive when people play this video game? This video game is easy to understand by people of any age limit. The gameplay or how-to-play section of this video game is easy and simple to understand. One […]

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

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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

how much to pay kids for chores

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.

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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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Credit Cards

Make the Most Out of Your Travel With the Best Credit Cards

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Travel credit cards help customers get many travel related perks. These perks include free travel and important member status with airlines and hotels. You can get cash back from their travel credit cards but most prefer to use them to redeem or collect points for travel related benefits.   Travel Credit Cards  There are a […]

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Best Credit Cards of 2017

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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

How Piggybank uses Node, Geddy Model, and Restify

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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

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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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Insurance

How the Average American Should Choose Health Insurance

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The health insurance system in the US is certainly not the best, but benefits can be cheap and good for workers. Health insurance – there is a lot of speculation and sometimes one thinks that there is probably no insurance coverage in the US and you are immediately impoverished. Of course, the US also has […]

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Non-Traditional Retirement Preparation

planning for retirement

Planning for your retirement is something you’ll do throughout most of your life (ideally!) A retirement plan is more than figuring out how you will live out your golden years once you’ve stopped working it’s also a great way to figure out your current finances and improve your overall money management. Getting Started Planning For […]

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How To Find The Best Deal on Auto Insurance

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To legally drive a vehicle on the road requires that you must first insure the vehicle and to do this it is necessary to buy your car insurance from the best auto insurance companies. No doubt, there is not much to buying adequate coverage for your vehicle, but it always pays to do some in […]

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How to Pick a Rental Car on a Budget

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When traveling a lot from one spot to another, one wants comfortable transportation. Usually, people would rather use rental cars, which provide great comfort and privacy. However, considering today’s price increases, it isn’t entirely possible that everyone can rent a car. Vehicle rental services can be found everywhere in the world. It’s possible to easily […]

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Investing

What Elon Musk’s SEC Settlement Means for Tesla

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Since Elon Musk’s erratic behavior in the past few weeks has caused significant changes in Tesla company worth, the general public and especially stockholders want to know what effect the settlement will have on Tesla’s value. The good news is that in the short term, Tesla appears to be thriving and their settlement means good […]

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Non-Traditional Retirement Preparation

planning for retirement

Planning for your retirement is something you’ll do throughout most of your life (ideally!) A retirement plan is more than figuring out how you will live out your golden years once you’ve stopped working it’s also a great way to figure out your current finances and improve your overall money management. Getting Started Planning For […]

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Starting a College Fund for a New Baby

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In such a volatile economy, most investment account values have been down. Not only have retirement accounts that have been affected, but college savings accounts are also down. It also doesn’t help to see college costs increasing at such high rates. College costs have averaged a 6% increase each year. Now, many parents are wondering […]

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What’s in a Budget…For a Movie Production?

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The process of Film budgeting refers to preparation of a budget for a whole film production. This is usually done by the production accountant, the line producer or the unit production manager. The budgeting document can be up to 134 pages long, and it is used to secure funds for the pre-production to the overall […]

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Loans

What Does Going to College Really Cost?

We can all agree that quality education is the most important part of anyone’s life and yet can be one of the most cost-intensive things to undertake. Irrespective of the latter, we mostly have no choice but to try and attain it by any means. The most costly part of education is undeniably the college […]

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How to Pay Off Your Student Loans Fast

It is not fun to pay off student loan debt. We all dread the day we have to take a huge amount of money from our pay to clear the loan. It is an awful feeling. This feeling is unending with the student loans stuck on our backs. However, paying off student loans is not […]

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How to Compare The Best Mortgage Lenders

Home ownership has always been a lengthy and complicated process and the recent tax overhaul in the US hasn’t made things any easier. It is estimated that house prices will drop by about 4% by summer 2019 – and this is good news to buyers, obviously – but unfortunately most of the current homeowner-friendly tax […]

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Five Possible Benefits of An FHA Loan

With housing costs skyrocketing by day across the globe not to mention the subsequently high cost of living, many individuals across the nation are financially stretched – with many worrying more about survival than saving a few bucks for a house down payment.  Nonetheless, for these financially strained individuals, FHA Loans may offer a reprieve […]

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Mortgages

How to Compare The Best Mortgage Lenders

Home ownership has always been a lengthy and complicated process and the recent tax overhaul in the US hasn’t made things any easier. It is estimated that house prices will drop by about 4% by summer 2019 – and this is good news to buyers, obviously – but unfortunately most of the current homeowner-friendly tax […]

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Five Possible Benefits of An FHA Loan

With housing costs skyrocketing by day across the globe not to mention the subsequently high cost of living, many individuals across the nation are financially stretched – with many worrying more about survival than saving a few bucks for a house down payment.  Nonetheless, for these financially strained individuals, FHA Loans may offer a reprieve […]

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Piggybank App

How Piggybank uses Node, Geddy Model, and Restify

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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

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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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Shopping

How To Create the Perfect Halloween Budget

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Halloween is a big deal in the US and just like any other Western country, a lot of household preparation is involved. Every household literally becomes busy decorating their house with tomb stones, fake skeletons, fake spider webs, pumpkins and so much more. The kids too have a lot of expectations for this day that […]

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Top 10 Tips For Selling Your Car Online

Piggybank discusses tips for how to sell your car online

If you think that you no longer need your car, it is time to sell it. You might feel attached to it but at the time of selling, you want to get the best price possible. Besides the price you get, you also want the process to be as smooth as possible. Taking your car […]

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Can You Make Money Selling Rodan + Fields Products?

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If  you are an entrepreneur, you will probably want to be part of something that pays you to do your homework. Well, there are several platforms that people use to make money selling skin care products online. One of these platforms is Rodan + Fields. So, is selling Rodan + Fields profitable? What is Rodan + Fields? […]

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Where to Go For Free Stuff on Your Birthday

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Everyone loves birthdays, Don’t you? Celebrating one’s birthday comes with expectations of receiving gifts. You can budget for your birthday or go for free birthday stuff. Some places and restaurants offer free birthday gifts. What you need to Do to Get Free Birthday Gifts As much as free things are for free, there are terms […]

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Travel

5 Jobs That Enable You to Travel Constantly

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It can be difficult to engage in a cubicle from nine to five or being stuck behind a desk job. This can be highly stressful when you ponder visiting other amazing places in the course of your life journey. On a yearly basis, some people may only experience a short break in their job for […]

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10 Cheapest (Big) US Cities to Travel To

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There are many people who avoid traveling to the United States because they think that they will find it too expensive or that their budget will not be enough to enjoy everything. Maybe you are one of those who prefer to travel with a backpack and a few dollars in your pocket, in this case, […]

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Where to Go For Free Stuff on Your Birthday

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Everyone loves birthdays, Don’t you? Celebrating one’s birthday comes with expectations of receiving gifts. You can budget for your birthday or go for free birthday stuff. Some places and restaurants offer free birthday gifts. What you need to Do to Get Free Birthday Gifts As much as free things are for free, there are terms […]

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How to Pick a Rental Car on a Budget

how to find cheap rental cars

When traveling a lot from one spot to another, one wants comfortable transportation. Usually, people would rather use rental cars, which provide great comfort and privacy. However, considering today’s price increases, it isn’t entirely possible that everyone can rent a car. Vehicle rental services can be found everywhere in the world. It’s possible to easily […]

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