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Previous Work

All of the headlines below link to articles, columns or blog posts I’ve written for The New York Times about kids, money, values and families.

How to Raise a Financial Guru

Elmo and Sesame Street Teach the Basics of Spending and Saving

Ron Interviews Elmo (Video)

Kids’ Money Questions: Are We Rich?

Kids’ Money Questions: Why Don’t We Have a Summer House?

Kids’ Money Questions: How Much Money Do You Make?

Rethinking Your Approach to the Tooth Fairy

What Kids Learn from Canned Food Drives

Credit Card Limits for Youths Can Be Opportunity for Parents

A High School Senior Balances Debt and College Choices

The New Money Rules for Recent Graduates

Money Rules for When Adult Children Return to the Nest

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