Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Financially Fit Kids Tips from Citibabes and Joline Godfrey

As a busy mama, with a small business, full time job and 2 kids under the age of 3, I am always looking for places and opportunities to make my life and those of my clients easier. One of my favorite sites to scour is Citibabes, a NY based, family lifestyle center with indoor play area, classes and a first class boutique -- it is a must stop on your NYC tour.

But another great resource is their CitiScoop Newsletter, chock full of tips and resources, here is an excerpt of one that I thought timely to share.

Financially Fit Kids Tips

1) Teach Kids to Walk Their Talk: Decide what is really important and let kids know that their choices show their values.

2) Introduce an alternative to Stuff.

3) Adopt a family.

4) Share your holiday budget with kids: Let them track it, discuss which are the best ways to spend the money and create an excellent teaching moment.

5) Write letters. Share your hopes and dreams for them and encourage them to send them to aunts, uncles, grandparents and friends. Keep them for posterity and to have a special keepsake for years to come.

For more tips and to learn more about Citibabes, visit