Category: Finance

Child-Centered Financial Decision Making and Responsibility

By Tracey Matthews, Knox County Schools Supervisor of Family and Community Engagement
Contributing Writer: Kiera S. Alston, Knox County Schools Family and Community Engagement, University of Tennessee Student Intern

       

Selecting which ice cream to order from the ice cream truck was one of the hardest decisions during my generation, but the range of decision-making opportunities for today’s youth has greatly expanded. Learning to effectively make decisions teaches young people responsibility, problem solving and independence/self-sufficiency and increases self-confidence and efficacy. It also helps them move beyond narrow thinking and forces them to consider the consequences or impact of their actions, all traits that they will need in life. Read more →

Run (or walk) on down to the Knoxville Zoo on March 2!

Information provided by Knox County Schools and Knoxville Parent
Photo provided by the Run For The Schools Facebook page

How many races get you face to face with an elephant while you support education in East Tennessee? Just one – the Rusty Wallace Honda Run for the Schools on Saturday, March 2.

The Rusty Wallace Honda Run for the Schools features a 5K run/walk and a 100-yard dash in Chilhowee Park and a one-mile family fun walk inside the Knoxville Zoo. The event includes fun for the whole family, with music, refreshments, vendor booths and prizes. All participants even receive a complementary day at the Knoxville Zoo following the race. Read more →

Helping your kids understand money

Needs vs. Wants

By Kristina Howard, Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union Marketing Specialist

Teaching your children money management skills is a critical part of their future. Good habits start early in life and the savings habit brings lifelong benefits. Here are some simple suggestions to teach your kids the value of money.

Understanding personal finance and how money works for you can make a tremendous difference to you and your family. It can heighten your financial well-being, increase your sense of control, and give you a more positive outlook on life in general. Learning good habits early in life can make managing money easier over the long run. Read more →

The gift of giving

By Kristina Howard, Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union Marketing Specialist

I am thankful for . . .

By Kristina Howard, Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union Marketing Specialist

You…your kids…and money!

By Kristina Howard, Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union Marketing Specialist

 

 

Money gives people — both young and old — decision-making opportunities. Educating, motivating, and empowering children to become regular savers and investors will enable them to keep more of the money they earn and do more with the money they spend. Everyday spending decisions can have a far more negative impact on children’s financial futures than any investment decisions they may ever make. Here are 5 simple ways to help educate children about personal finance and managing money: Read more →

Local is good, healthy, and fun!

Re-establishing the link between farmers and the community

By Ellen Blasius, Knox County Parks and Recreation Department

 

Knox County Parks and Recreation presents a weekly Farmers Market at New Harvest Park in northeast Knox County. New Harvest Park was built on the site of the former Knoxville Regional Farmers Market that closed several years ago. The market, open every Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m., April through November, features fresh and locally grown produce, meat and dairy products, organic fruits and vegetables, herbs, flowers, artisan bread and gourmet food products. Read more →

Creatively teach your kids about money

By Kristina Howard, Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union Marketing Specialist