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Kids & Money

Should You Pay for an ‘A’? Part 3 — The Experts Weigh In

Harvard economics professor Roland Fryer paid ninth graders for good grades. Did it work? I report on this and other research on what motivates kids to achieve in the final installment of my three-part series on Mint.com. Read More
Should You Pay for An 'A'? How to Motivate Your Child - Part 1 - Featured
Kids & Money

Should You Pay for An ‘A’? Part 1 — How to Motivate Kids

At my friend’s parent-teacher meeting, the teacher gave a wacky tip: my friend should consider bribing her eighth grader. Turns out a full 48% of parents do this! Get the details on my Mint.com blog ... although you won't be paid to do so. Read More