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Money Games to Play with your Kids!

In my job I often get to go to teachers’ classrooms and talk to the students about money, saving, credit, budgeting, and other topics. One of my favorite things to do is to play money games with the kids to teach the concepts. Here is a list you can play with your kids. Most of […]

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A Christmas Budgeting Carol

The ghosts show Scrooge his mistakes and what his future could be like if he continues in his terrible ways. While I cannot perfectly predict what your financial future will look like, I do want to share some Past, Present, and Future budgeting tips.

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CBA Scholars Academy students in Mammel Hall

April 18, 2017

Economics explained in less than 500 words

This post came up because of a conversation with other OMB writers.  Specifically, Catherine said she was going to come and sit in on my class this fall; although the semester has started and her attendance has been pretty bad (haha).  As an economics professor and Director of the UNO Center for Economic Education my […]

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529 BANK

It’s time to start NESTing—529 style

I have been a part of higher education in some capacity (student, grad student, instructor, professor) for almost 11 years now.  It’s safe to say that college has been a big part of my life.  While thinking about my daughter’s future (and possibly any future kids’ future) I regularly think about college.  Should I pay […]

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Wagner Family

Omaha Moms Blog :: Introducing Jamie

Omaha I moved to Omaha in May 2014.  I’m originally from Aurora, CO. I entered the “great state” to attend Hastings College where I also competed on the Track and Field team. After graduation I moved to Lincoln to attend the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and completed my Ph.D. in Economics. My husband and I got […]

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