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1/6/12 – This Week’s Roundup


Happy Friday!  Here are some of my favorite reads from the week.  I encourage you to take a few minutes out of your busy day to take a peek and get your thoughts churning! 5 Unusual Ways to Raise Successful Children.  This is a guest post from Natalie Peace of PeaceAndProfit.com. A brilliant post that […]

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12/16/11 ~ This Week’s Roundup


This week’s roundup is a mix of sites and articles that I came across this week.  I realize that some may not be directly related to the topic of teen financial literacy, but I feel that they are important to the cause because the key to being able to talk to your child is to […]

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Everyone Needs a Purpose!


“Because everything we say and do is the length and shadow of our own souls, our influence is determined by the quality of our being.”         -Dale E. Turner Being driven by a purpose has its plusses and minuses.  I am on a mission to have this generation of teens prepared to meet the financial realities […]

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December is ‘International Teach Your Teens to Manage Their Money’ Month!


Today, WealthQuest for Teens is going all out!  We are declaring December as ‘International Teach Your Teens to Manage Their Money’ Month!  Let’s spread the word far and wide.  Please forward this blog to every parent of every teen you know!  Then forward it to everyone you know who teaches personal finances. This month, let’s […]

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The goal-setting conversation: Make It Real, Make It Matter, Make It Last


When you have that first and most important money conversation with your teen about setting a long-term financial goal, there are a few things to keep in mind:  The goal your teen sets is a number and an age.  For example, “I’m going to have $2M dollars in a bank account by the time I […]

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“I just want to be comfortable.”


That’s what I told myself and others when asked about my financial goals and values when I was a teen.  It was a great answer; adults seemed to respond with approving nods. I look back now and understand two powerful problems of my “comfortable” goal.  First of all, I basically made my dream come true.  […]

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Allowance for Teens: Helping or Hurting?


If you give your teen an allowance, but you don’t like what he or she is doing with it, then please consider this:  Your child might just be practicing bad money habits with money you are giving them!!   Habits are hard to break.  All too often, most parents are unintentionally allowing their teens to practice […]

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Raise those expectations!


Most parents, in the Old School Model (check out the WealthQuest for Teens’ Parent Guide for details), think their teen has done something amazing if they make a donation to a charity or save for a really big purchase or put away some money for the future.  Each of these actions is valuable and important […]