Monday, May 20 2013 12:07 PM EDT2013-05-20 16:07:05 GMT
Detectives are looking for a killer after a deadly shooting late Sunday night. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said James Dillon, 20, of Independence, was shot and killed while sitting in his vehicle. The shootingMore >>
Detectives are looking for a killer after a deadly shooting late Sunday night. The sheriff said it is believed this was a drive-by shooting.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 3:33 PM EDT2013-05-20 19:33:45 GMT
Baton Rouge Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly killed a man in a fight.According to reports, Andres Gonzalez, 27, and Raphael Domino Jr., 39, were fighting at Club End Zone on Plank Rd. justMore >>
Baton Rouge Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly killed a man in a fight.More >>
Experts say the officer who killed a Long Island college student and a home invasion suspect on Friday was confronted with a split-second choice.More >>
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An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department. More >>
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.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.