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These books could be game changers for your money

These books could be game changers for your money

Finance
How to talk to your kids about moneyThe crisp fall air may put you in mind of getting back to the budget after a summer slide. No better time to hit the books. There is no end to niche money books out there specializing in everything from student debt to retirement saving to investing. But for those who are hankering for a big picture view on your money, here are our picks for personal finance life changers:  "The Total Money Makeover" by Dave Ramsey Once you start talking to people who have "gotten on track" with their money, it's amazing to hear how often people talk about the impact "The Total Money Makeover" had on their lives. This action-oriented bootcamp for your financial life isn't so much aimed at your money as it is at your behaviors involving money. Ramsey, a folksy radio hos
To teach kids morals, read books with humans not animals

To teach kids morals, read books with humans not animals

Science
Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Anthropomorphic, or human-like, animals are often the protagonists of children's books. But new research suggests parents who want their kids to pick up on a story's moral lessons should choose books featuring humans, not animals.Researchers in Canada found four to six-year-olds were more likely to share with their peers after being read a story with human characters."Many people believe children find stories with human-like animals captivating and relatable, but what we're finding is that this is not the case," Dr. Patricia Ganea, associate professor of early cognitive development at the University of Toronto, said in a news release. "Overall, children were more likely to act on the moral of the story when it featured a human character."Researchers read stories about shar...