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    30 Financial Vocab Words Your Kids Should Know

    So your daughter/son is studying poetry vocabulary in school this week. She is probably worried about learning the difference between caesura and enjambment. These are important distinctions for kids. (Caesura is a stop in the middle of a line of poetry and enjambment is when a complete thought flows past the end of one line onto another, often ending in a caesura.) But what about the words they’ll actually use in life, like “Bounced Check” or “APR”? When is it financial literacy week in school? April is financial literacy month, so hopefully, your answer is, “Next month, Kyle!” But just in case your children don’t learn anything about money in…

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    Welcome to the PerkStreet Blog

    I never leave my apartment without the essentials: my phone and my debit card. I love shopping for a new phone, even when I don’t need one. The most basic phones are always improving and at the high end, there just might be a feature that changes my life. Experimenting with the new iPhone, I felt a thrill up my spine every time it rang. I don’t get that same thrill when it comes to picking a checking account or using my debit card. The thought of shopping for a new bank account is below taxes on my list of things to do. I come from the financial services industry and I can’t…