Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -
Many of us had piggy banks when were young, but some were better than others at actually putting coins into it.
So how do you teach kids to become financially responsible?
Financial planning teachers WBTV spoke with say creating incentives and financial habits early in life will pay off in the long run for your children.
These skills set the foundation for a lifetime of better financial choices.
Elementary school teacher Barbara Parks says financial savvy is a critical skill we all need.
"I start off with looking at wants versus needs and then from there we look at how to set goals," said Parks.
"From there we develop a budget looking at their allowances."
Parks is a fifth grade teacher at Barnette Elementary in Huntersville.
She says Christmas is a perfect opportunity to start a dialogue about family finances.
And one of the best ways to learn about money is hands-on experience.
Start by giving children a small allowance.
Then, if there's a new game, toy, or outfit your child wants - have them save up their allowance, instead of just buying it for them.
A savings account is also a great learning tool for kids. It can help teach responsibility and that some things in life are worth waiting for.
Teachers also recommend including your children in discussion on cost of household expenses such as dinner, groceries and vacations. These discussions give children a sense of real-world prices.