How to raise a future millionaire

The lottery, inheritance, dumb luck. These are some ways millionaires can be made. But most of us won’t hit the jackpot, so let’s talk about the next best thing - marshmallows. Why? Because no matter how you feel about marshmallows, they teach us important lessons about the value of goal-setting and delayed gratification, the more common paths that lead to financial success. Want s’more? 

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Life Lessons from an NFL Star Turned Ivy League Professor

Taking on a teaching gig is not Brandon Copeland’s first venture off the football field. During his undergraduate career he interned at UBS, a prestigious investment bank. During the early days of his NFL career he traded stock options and flipped houses in Detroit. These experiences helped him strengthen his conviction that everyone needs to be financially literate.

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Top 5 Summer Jobs for Elementary School Kids

Summer can be a special time for children to learn the life skills they may not be able to find inside the classroom, like an appreciation for nature, the value of making new friends, or the grit needed to stick with a summer job. It’s sometimes difficult to find age appropriate jobs for elementary and early middle school aged children - that's why we put together a list of our top five jobs for grade school kids.

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Poor personal finance is everywhere

If you heard that half of Americans have failing personal finances, would you be surprised? Your initial reaction may be to question the statistic. To tell the story, we have gathered over ten indicators from a variety of sources to help you reach your own conclusions.

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What is Financial Literacy Anyway?

Guardian Savings’ mission is is to teach children to become financially literate. But what does that really mean? In this blog post we provide our own definition of what it means to be financially literate - this definition serves as our north star for the solutions and features we develop!

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Can money buy happiness? Yes and No.

Go out on the street and ask people if money can buy happiness and you will hear a variety of answers. Peoples’ first instinct is yes, of course it can buy happiness. Spending money makes our lives easier, raises our social status, and gets us things that we want. However, when we consider the psychology behind spending, we reach a different conclusion.

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