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Smart guidelines for teaching your teen about managing money


Wayne Parker shares a number of insightful ideas for getting through to your teen about managing money. You may already be familiar with one or two, but you may be intrigued by others, such as holding family financial councils (one I found particularly interesting!).  He also discusses the importance of understanding and respecting credit, something […]

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How to Talk to Your Teen about Money in a Way that Matters: The Ultimate Guide, Part 1


Not so easy, eh?  What makes your teen willing to be in a conversation about money is that you are willing to: Make it real Make it matter Make it last Those are the Three Pillars of Parenting Teens with Great Money Skills.  If it isn’t real, if it doesn’t matter to them, and if […]

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The Zen of Teaching Your Teen Money Skills: Finding Inner Peace While Your Teen Learns to Think about and Manage Money Well


Teaching your teen great money skills isn’t hard?  It isn’t a lot of work?  It doesn’t require expertise in money management? No…it doesn’t.  What’s really hard is: Pretending, hoping, wishing, and dreaming that your teen will be fine without money management skills. Pushing important parenting tasks under the rug.  This takes a lot of energy. […]

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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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Leslie Dashew’s Guide to Raising Healthy, Competent Adults


Today’s post features advice from Leslie Dashew, author and family business consultant.  When asked of the top 10 lessons that parents must instill in their teens in order to ensure financial responsibility, this is what Leslie offers: “As an advisor to families who have businesses or share assets, I have often been called upon to […]

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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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Is Money in Your Teen’s “Circle of No Control”?


Sean Covey, in his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, advises readers to identify those aspects of life that they can control and those that they can’t control.  When teens are learning how money works and how to manage their money effectively, they move this area of life out of their “Circle of […]

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Jean Harris’ Tips for Teen Money Management


Today’s post features teen money management tips from Jean Harris, financial literacy facilitator.  Here, Jean shares the vital lessons one must learn in order to be financial responsible.  Note:  This doesn’t just apply to teens!   “My dad told me there are 3 things that can be done with money. ‘You are either, Making, Managing or […]

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A Practical “Top 10” for Teen Financial Literacy by Neale Godfrey


From time to time, we will be featuring advice from financial experts, educators, and other influencers in the field of parenting and money management.  This week we are featuring Neale Godfrey, #1 New York Times Best Seller for Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Financially Responsible Children.  Here is what Neale […]