What with all the flashing screens, dinging bells, and glazed-over customers absorbed in the games at hand, a Chuck E. Cheese arcade bears quite a resemblance to the slot machine section of a casino. Are kids, in fact, gambling in between their pizza and soda?
In a mere two years, the proportion of teenagers who expect to be financially dependent on their parents until their mid-20s has doubled. That gives us all another reason to feel sympathy for parents who have teenagers right now.
Youths are also sought after as customers because consumption habits are often ingrained at a young age—and because they will be money-spending consumers for many, many years to come.
Is it remotely possible to be Santa and a responsible parent at the same time?
The venerable Girl Scout cookie drive has morphed from simple fund raiser into a personal finance tutorial for kids, lending the organization heightened relevance as it celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.
Studies have shown that most parents are poor financial role models for their children. So is it any surprise that of the money American kids get in allowance—a hefty $780 per year, on average—almost none is saved?
The idea for a new book by UCLA researchers sounds pretty boring. A team of anthropologists went into 32 typical homes — middle-class, dual-income families, with school-age children — and cataloged what they saw. Sorta like …
Few diners head to Friendly’s or Waffle House expecting top-of-the-line cuisine, service or ambience. The results of a new survey indicate that these chains seem to live up to their expectations.
Last week, the Department of Agriculture announced that the cost of raising a child is now estimated to be $234,900. The fact that this figure represents an all-time high probably set some new and expectant parents into a panic. …
Bunk beds are associated with “The Brady Bunch,” IKEA catalogs, and summer camp. But hip urban hotels?
Dads today are probably more like Homer Simpson than Ward Cleaver. But fathers do more around the house and are far more involved with their children than their fathers were. So show a little respect and appreciation, huh?