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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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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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For teens, wealth building skills are life building skills.


Consider the habits and attitudes Sean Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, measures to determine the efficacy of his programs: I feel in control of my life. I care about the well-being of others. I exercise my mind by reading, learning, etc. People say I am a good listener. I set […]

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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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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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Top 10 Mistakes Parents Make with their Teens’ Financial Education


  1. Think it’s not important now.           2. Think they can be their sole source of a financial education.           3. Think that a high school course on personal finances will be sufficient.           4. Think their teen doesn’t think it’s important.           5. Tip-toe around the subject of money.           6.  Give their teen an allowance without any […]

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A Thoughtful “Top 10” for Teen Financial Literacy, by Melissa Pazen


Today’s post features parenting coach Melissa Pazen.  As a coach who often works with young families, she takes a thoughtful approach when considering the important lessons that parents must instill into their impressionable teens about money and money management.  Here is Melissa’s list for parents to consider: 1. Respect for resources and belongings: Take care […]

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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 […]

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Too busy to teach your teen money skills?


What a great sign!  Busy teens are involved, living life fully, exploring lots of different activities and opportunities.  I hope all busy teens grow into busy adults. As a busy adult, how do you find time to fortify yourself, your foundation, so you have the energy to enjoy your pursuits?  I am finding that, if […]