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Raising Money Savvy Kids

4 Money lessons From Mom

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Hello Gruhinis’ So how was Mother’s Day for you? Got pampered with a special head massage, a deliciously cooked food laid nicely on the dinner table or lots of surprises under the pillow? I felt special and enjoyed it too. Although its a bit late, but I must share the thought provoking Money Lessons from Mom which these 4 kids …

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Meet India’s Money Savvy Kids

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“Who was the first chairman of the State Bank of India” “Which bank has a tick mark as its logo? With these questions, the 6-year old Tanisha Choudhary was testing her brother, Mukund’s knowledge. As her brother, 14 years, was busy packing bags for the semi-final round of a national level finance quiz, she answers, “John Mathai” and “Yes Bank” …

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Getting Funny with Money

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Hello Gruhinis Hope the festival season rejuvenated your spirits. I have got something that will rejuvenate the spirits of the  energetic young souls around in the house who still have two weeks of school holidays (in some parts of the country, diwali vacations are for two weeks). In continuation with our series on how kids can be taught about money, …

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A Digital Parenting Application to Trap Kids’ Online Adventures

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Teenage is when our children want to assert their independence the most. As a parent, we constantly struggle to decide how much independence is enough. For some like my friend, Sangeeta Sharma Bawa, the scope of independence is narrow as her 14 year old daughter Rhea doesn’t have access to Facebook. Sangeeta fears that once she gives her social media …

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Kids Day Out , At The Bank

Last December, Asmyta Tiwari understood the real meaning of independence. Within a month of turning 18 she told her dad to get her a debit card (as promised) and an independent bank account. She got a bank account (with her dad as a guardian) at 13, a Facebook account at 15 and a mobile phone at 16. But she feels …

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When its Sunny, Have Fun with Money

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Gruhinis Are you ready for the summer holidays of your kids? If you are still freaking out about how you are going to keep them busy, you must read about 5 ways you can keep them busy and give them the valuable lesson of life: Money !!!  

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Girls Get Money Savvy with One Idiot, Gruhini and Pasta

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I often saw the young girls in  my building do something productive during their playtime. One day they were exchanging currency notes between themselves, only for me to realise that its was their income from the game show they hosted in our last fun fair. The other day I saw them telling each other about how to wish and greet …

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Money Lessons from a 9 year old Game Show Host

Have you heard a 9 year old say “I wasted Rs 1,000 on buying a necklace and on eating out” The moment I heard it from my neighborhood friend, Srilekha Arun’s daughter, Pranati, I knew I had found the first money savvy kid for my blog. Given her age, Pranati, could have spent the money on a doll set. She …

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Introduce your Children to Secret Millionaires Club

Hello Gruhinis Hope you are following your Gyani Gruhini’s tips on  giving money lessons to your children. I just came across another fun way in which you can teach your children about things like how to earn money, how to use credit cards.  The next time your kiddo wants to take away your tablet or iPad, get him or her hooked …

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The Best Gift for Your Teenager

A leading desktop company’s advertisement pre-empts our youngsters to “Hint a Gift” to parents. Friends and office colleagues drop names of the brand to the bemused father. At a Diwali party, his friends again drop the name of the desktop brand. A surprised dad asks son “I never got you this brand!!!”. The son replies proudly “So what Diwali is …

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