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Weekend Reading - October 13th, 2017

Talk to your children about the “whys” of money. More importantly, live by those things yourself. They’ll watch. They’ll learn. It’ll bubble up in more ways than you’ll ever directly see. ~Trent Hamm


 A 529 Plan Distribution Chart(Alpha Architect) - Which expenses are covered tax-free by your child's 529 plan?

Some Thoughts on Raising Children to Make Good Financial Choices - (The Simple Dollar) - Start with "how" and move to "why."  Why constant conversations are so important.

Why Parents who pay their kids for chores are getting it wrong - (Washington Post) - The concept of paying your child when they go above and beyond what they are expected to do.

Teens are spending their money on Amazon and Adidas, while Nike loses favor - (Marketwatch) - "Amazon announced Wednesday that teens ages 13 to 17 can now shop on Amazon using their own login, with parents receiving an email or text message showing the order details"

How to protect your kids from identity theft - (CNN Money) - Consider opening a credit file in their name and placing a preventative freeze on it.

Apps and Websites That Teach Tweens and Teens About Money - (Wall Street Journal) - We know how advanced kids are with technology these days, here are some financial tools to put in their hands.

Charlotte Happenings

What to Expect at Carolina Renaissance Festival (Charlotte Agenda) - Get your Game of Thrones on at the Charlotte festival this year.

Michael Jordan Donating $7 Million to Build Medical Clinics in Charlotte - (Charlotte Stories) - The Charlotte Hornets owner is working with Novant health to bring clinics to the under served.

The City of Charlotte Just Grew By Over 267 Acres Last Night - (Charlotte Stories) - City Council voted on 4 annexation proposals.

Cash Confessional: A Week of Spending in Charlotte on a $39,000 Salary - (Charlotte Agenda) - I love these glimpses into spending habits, something we can all relate to.

 Rapper Lil Dickey: Free Performance at Jackalope Jack's - (Charlotte on the Cheap) - Professional Rapper, Amateur Prices.