73. Seven Easy Exercises to Raise Financially Aware Kids

Raising Financially Aware Kids with Barrington Wealth Management

Money matters… no matter your age.  That is why David Andrews and Ed Scoby of Barrington Wealth Management say it is never too early to start teaching children about watching their dollars and cents.

Raising Financially Aware Kids with Barrington Wealth Management
Raising Financially Aware Kids with Barrington Wealth Management

After many years working as investment advisers and financial planners with larger firms, David and Ed joined Barrington Wealth Management as partners in 2010 where they help clients create, preserve and pass-on substantial wealth, using a global toolkit with a local focus.  But their brand of building wealth is based on building relationships; with businesses, with families and with individuals of all ages.

To help parents tackle important money topics with their children, the partners of Barrington Wealth Management are inviting adults to an upcoming free seminar offering smart & simple strategies for teaching kids to appreciate the value of money.

Ed Scoby, CFP®, and David Andrews, MBA, CFP®, at Barrington Wealth Management
Ed Scoby, CFP®, and David Andrews, MBA, CFP®, at Barrington Wealth Management

The seminar is inspired by the award-winning book, Yes You Can Raise Financially Aware Kids, by Jack Johnathan.  It is scheduled for Thursday, May 9, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. upstairs at Makray Memorial Golf Club, 1010 S. Northwest Highway in Barrington.

While the program is for parents and grandparents, they’ll be concentrating on how to discuss money matters in a meaningful way with children ages 3 to 18.

Post - Yes You Can Raise Financially Aware KidsThey’ll also be joined by Casey McCarthy from American Century Investments to discuss a number of topics which include:

Should we give our children an allowance?

How do we help them make wise spending decisions and create savings goals?

At what age should they have access to a credit card? 

Ed says, “Kids will learn about money one way or another.  This program is for parents who want to be intentional and proactive about it.”

For a taste of the tips they’ll discuss at the seminar, we asked David and Ed to share a short-list of easy things parents can do daily to help kids develop good money habits.  First, they let us in on a few personal techniques that have worked in their own homes.

David, for example, says he set up his own form of a 401k for his two boys, Graham, who is 15, and Justin, who is 13.  “So if they go out and make 20 dollars babysitting or cutting lawns and they put it in the bank, I match it.”

David Andrews with his Family
David Andrews with his Family

Ed, who has two sons Andrew, 23, and Will, 17, along with an 11-year-old daughter, Bella, says he works hard to make his children stop and think about what they want to spend their money on instead of making impulse purchases.  “For a lot of people — even adults — one of the hardest things is to develop delayed gratification.  But now, if I can get my kids to delay a purchase, to really think about it, I’ve succeeded as a parent.”

Ed Scoby with his Family
Ed Scoby with his Family

 

Beyond these two personal approaches, David and Ed offered 7 Easy Exercises to help kids become more financially aware and responsible…

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38. Marketplace: Say “Oui” to Healthy Winter Skin with Votre Vu

Votre Vu Ambassador, Amanda Hines

Word-of-mouth buzz and a growing number of local fans are causing a new trend in skin care among women of all ages in Barrington.  Last fall, Fox Point mom, Amanda Hines, discovered Votre Vu.  It’s a 4-year-old American company offering a naturally-based, upscale collection of premiere cosmetics and skin care products handcrafted in France.  Their luxury line is more affordably priced than comparable products and Amanda Hines says the results speak for themselves.

Votre Vu Ambassador and Barrington Mom, Amanda Hines
Votre Vu Ambassador, Amanda Hines

Amanda is a Votre Vu Brand Ambassador, sharing the line with others interested in better skincare.  She hosts in-home Votre Vu parties or “soirées”, offering an opportunity for guests to sample and experience the products on their own skin.   “Our goal at Votre Vu is to change peoples’ lives for the better with professional-grade products that promote healthy skin and in turn, a renewed sense of confidence for our customers.”

Votre Vu Brand Ambassador, Amanda Hines, explains the products - Photographed by Julie Linnekin
Votre Vu Brand Ambassador, Amanda Hines, with Clients

Votre Vu offers products for both women and men and all of the company’s skin care is handcrafted in a private lab in France that caters to upscale European spas.

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All Products Developed in France

Amanda says Votre Vu’s skin care is  custom created for effective results using the highest grade of botanicals and highly sought-after marine agents.

Votre Vu Portrait Collar Creme
Votre Vu Portrait Collar Creme

After falling in love with the products herself and the results she noticed with her own skin, Amanda decided she had to share Votre Vu with others.  “I just really love the way the products work.  The line sells itself and the price is very reasonable.”  And Amanda says women in Barrington particularly love that they can couple the skin care options with Votre Vu’s handcrafted line of naturally based French Accents cosmetics.

Amanda Hines Sampling Votre Vu Skincare Line
Amanda Hines Sampling Votre Vu Skincare Line

Votre Vu’s French Accents face basics include a tinted moisturizer, tinted lip and cheek stain, soft eye liner, eyelid smoother, brow definer, mascara, bronzer, powder and brushes.  And the icing on the cake is that Votre Vu donates $1 from every French Accents product purchased to pediatric cancer treatment.

Votre Vu Cosmetics
Votre Vu Cosmetics

To put our best face forward during these last cold and drying days of winter, Amanda says our skin needs nourishment now more than ever.  So she let us in on the four simple steps she recommends for a systematic approach to a more healthy complexion…

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