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Your elf is back from the North Pole. Great news! Except, now you need Elf on the Shelf ideas.
Here are 10 Bankrate-approved ideas for teaching your kids to be money-smart like their favorite visiting elf.
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Before buying a new car, a smart elf test-drives.
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A money-smart elf budgets for the holidays, and he keeps all of his receipts.
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To protect himself from identity theft, a money-smart elf may freeze his credit.
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To protect his identity, a money-smart elf cuts up old credit cards.
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A money-smart elf compares mortgage rates before buying his dream house.
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A money-smart elf cuts costs of his morning coffee by making a cup at home.
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A money-smart elf uses a smart thermostat to manage his electric bill.
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A money-smart elf opens bills and pays them on time.
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A money-smart elf gets an A+ in financial literacy.
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A money-smart elf relaxes poolside, having invested his money wisely.
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