Money Smarts for Children

When children start saying "I want this or that" every time you go to the store, it's time to start talking to them about money. Get tip on how your child can benefit from hearing you talk candidly about money with these titles from our digital collections.

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Investing for kids? Absolutely, and the sooner the better. As parents and educators we have an incredible opportunity and responsibility to teach our children about their financial futures. This guide is written for parents to gain an understanding of the investing world so that they can teach it to their kids. For those parents who already know about investing, but who don't know where to start with junior, this guide will point you in the right direction. Our kids are always watching. There has never been a better time to teach kids about the power of compounding, what it means to set financial goals and to know what reasonable investment risk is and is not. In the process, we can raise a generation of fiscally responsible investors who know how to manage their own money.

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Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not) is a jargon-free, step-by-step guide to help parents of all income levels teach their kids—from ages three to twenty-three—about money. It turns out the key to raising a money genius isn’t to teach that four quarters equal a dollar or how to pick a stock. Instead, it’s about instilling values that have been proven to make people successful—not just financially, but in life: delaying gratification, working hard, living within your means, getting a good education, and acting generously toward others. More specifically, you’ll learn why allowance isn’t the Holy Grail when teaching your kid to handle money, and why after-school jobs aren’t always the answer either. You’ll discover the right age to give your kid a credit card, and learn why doling out a wad of cash can actually be a good parenting move.

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Financial Independence. Someday our kids will grow up - because of what we do and in spite of what we do. Before that day comes, we have the time and the opportunity to help them understand the world of money. How much should they save? Do they know what a budget is? How much financial information is too much? What should you do about allowance? What about credit cards? How do we teach them to make the right financial choices? Whether you have a young child who is just learning about the value of currency or a teenager who thinks he can live on a certain salary and be well off for the rest of his life, all types of topics are covered in this book. There is a lot to learn over an 18 year period. Under your guidance, your child has a tremendous opportunity to learn, make mistakes and learn again - all before leaving home. This book covers a variety of subjects and is intended to be a resource for parents and children of all ages. Older children may enjoy reading it on their own as well. Credit cards. There are a variety of reasons that parents want to provide their children with credit cards. There are also a number of ways for parents and kids to make sure that credit cards usage does not get out of hand. This important topic is covered in the book since it permeates the lives of many- young and old. The more we can teach kids now about saving, managing money and making good choices about their finances, the greater the likelihood that they will become fiscally savvy adults who know how to manage, work with and handle their own finances well.

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As a parent, you want the best for your kids. You work hard to provide them with every advantage. You want them to be safe, smart and healthy. Yet when it comes to money, it's a whole different story. If you're like most people, you'd rather run a mile through a desert with a camel on your back than talk about money with your children. Are you going to follow in your parents' footsteps, keeping financial matters a deep, dark secret? Or do you want your children to have a healthy, balanced attitude toward money? Then it's time to pull your head out of the sand and roll up your sleeves. Gail Vaz-Oxlade, Canada's #1 personal finance expert, believes that teaching kids about money is a parent's job. She knows that building confidence and money skills starts with an age-appropriate allowance to help your kids accomplish important tasks: Making saving a habit; Learning the difference between needs and wants; Using the "magic jars" to balance competing goals; Creating lifelong money management skills. What better gift could you give your children than the confidence to control their money, rather than letting their money control them? Let Gail help you raise "Money-Smart Kids."

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