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Summer Travel Budgeting Tips and Hacks

As a kid I always looked forward to summer—no school, long days and nights playing hide and seek, and popsicles.   As an adult, I still look forward to summer.  There’s something about summer that seems freeing and where working concerns seem to take the back burner.  Summer is also the time when families pack up […]

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Money Smart Tips from National Experts

April is National Financial Literacy Month. A month to educate and celebrate spending wisely, thinking through purchases, paying off debt, budgeting, and all things related to money. It so important to celebrate this month and to work with our children to make better financial decisions. Research suggests that children have low levels of financial literacy and […]

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April 18, 2017

Beyond Academics—Preparing Your Kids for College

We all want the best for our kids—we want them to take our triumphs and improve upon them, avoid our mistakes, and generally be more successful. Tessa wrote about ways to set up your teen for success in high school, and I want to extend that to help prepare your kids for college.              As […]

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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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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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