Raising & Empowering Money Savvy Kids

In the summer of 2021, my 9-year-old daughter came up with a great idea to earn money: clean our neighbors' cars.


It didn't take long for her to gain quite a few customers and, not surprisingly, she started making plans to spend the money she earned.


That's when I realized it was the perfect opportunity to teach and empower her to be smart with money.

Learn more about Nadia's story...


 The 5 Stacks Method is an easy way for kids to develop a savvy and abundance mindset about earning, keeping and spending money. This site provides tools, activities, and ideas that help them learn, explore and experiment.

9-year-old Nadia got her first taste of earning money when she started cleaning cars in the neighborhood.

She talks about starting a business, how the 5 Stacks Method developed, and real-life examples of how she applies it to managing her money.

What Are The 5 Stacks?


Giving to others in need helps them and feels good!

Ways to use your Giving Stack:

1. Donate to charity

2. Donate to a local group or organization

3. Buy food and clothes for a collection center


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The Growing Stack helps us improve and get better! 

Ways to use your Growing Stack:

1. Learn something new

2. Buy supplies for your business

3. Get better at a skill you already have

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The Spending Stack is the fun stack! 

Ways to use your Spending Stack:

1. Buy fun things you want

2. Buy gifts for friends and family

3. Add it to one of the other stacks

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The Saving Stack helps us prepare for a rainy day! 

Ways to use your Saving Stack:

1. Grow your savings balance

2. Plan for a big purchase

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The Investing Stack helps us grow our money! 

Ways to use your Investing Stack:

1. Buy stocks

2. Invest in a business

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