Author - Victoria Nygren

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Rules to Follow When Teaching Your Kids about $$$

For many kids, “earning money” means outstretching their palms and waiting for money trees (parents/grandparents) to deliver.

To help kids learn money doesn’t grow on trees, COUNTRY Financial is teaming up with Money Smart Week and hosting fun money-focused story times for your money smart kid.

In the meantime, follow these five golden rules to get your kid on the right money-paved path:

1. Start young  

As soon as kids can count, start teaching them about money – you can t...

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 8:00 AM by Victoria Nygren

Working Parents' Guide to Getting Involved

When people tell you to get involved in your child’s school, it can seem daunting. You work full-time and sometimes feel like you can barely get through the day. Where do you begin?

My experience shows you can make it happen in a way that works for you and makes your child feel like a superstar.

Take a field trip

Plan ahead and volunteer for your child’s class field trip. In one day, you experience learning and fun with your child, meet other parents and fulfill your volunteeri...

Posted on October 31, 2012 at 6:00 AM by Victoria Nygren