Weekly Coffee Break: Roundup of Industry News

Weekly Coffee Break: Roundup of Industry News

Weekly Roundup of Industry News

Every week, we’ll share a roundup of industry news and links that have informed, entertained, and inspired us.

Here’s our weekly roundup of industry news:

Flexible and Frugal Gift Ideas for People Who Are Difficult to Shop For – Around this time of the year, I get messages and emails from folks who are struggling to figure out gifts for the frugal person in their life. What do they get for the person who is very careful with their money and doesn’t seem to want anything? It can be a real challenge. I know that people in my life sometimes struggle for gift ideas for me (they’ve told me so), mostly because the handful of obvious interests I do have are fairly niche interests and they don’t know what to buy within those interests, and I also seem completely disinterested in more typical “men’s gifts.”

Don’t Fall for These Holiday Shopping Scams – It’s easy to get caught up in the craziness of the holidays. You have parties to plan, cards to send, and gifts to buy, and that can be a lot to squeeze into just a few weeks. Don’t let the stress cloud your better judgment. Watch out for these scams that prey on holiday shoppers.

4 life lessons from the “Peanuts” gang – Charles Schultz’s “Peanuts” gang has been a part of pop culture for more than 50 years. If you’re like me, you grew up watching the many adventures of Charlie Brown and his friends, especially during the holidays. From Halloween and the Great Pumpkin to Charlie Brown’s Christmas, it is hard to believe that these classics have been around since the 1960s. To me they are timeless and this is evident in that fact that my three-year-old enjoys them today, just as I did in my childhood. Here are four life lessons we can learn from Charlie Brown and the gang, reasons why I believe they have stood the test of time.

An Age-By-Age Guide to Teaching Your Children Financial Lessons (Original Infographic Source: https://www.onstride.co.uk/blog/6-money-concepts-teach-kids/)- Kids are ready to learn about saving, spending, and more at fairly young ages—but they need your help to really understand. This graphic gives some great suggestions for lessons you can teach kids at each age.

For example, they suggest that three to six-year-olds may be ready to save up for a toy by putting money into an envelope with a picture of the toy on it. When they hit five, they’re probably ready to start working small jobs to earn extra spending money. The suggestions go on up to giving your 11 to 13-year-old a budget for holiday gifts, and comparing college tuition prices with your teenager.