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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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Totally Money Carnival


If you’re looking for all kinds of helpful articles about money, check out the Totally Money Carnival, which features a host of different topics from financial bloggers (including yours truly).   Posted weekly, this carnival includes informational articles about personal finance, saving, spending, and shopping. © WealthQuest for Teens, Ltd., 2012  All rights reserved worldwide.

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Think about WHY you give money to your teen before you do it!


Social Worker Carleton Kendrick writes a thought provoking article about why our teens may be big spenders, and the top reason might just be because WE are giving them too much money (and for the wrong reasons)!  Check it out! What do you think about this? © WealthQuest for Teens, Ltd., 2012 All rights reserved worldwide.

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Top 10 Most Important Things Parents Can Do to Raise Teens with Great Money Skills


Have your teen set a financial freedom goal that sounds something like, “I will have $X by age X that will allow me to be completely financially free so I can have _________, be ______________,  do _____________, and help _____________  without financial worries or constraints.” Teach your teen the habit of tracking his/her money.  Use […]

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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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Teen money habits are influenced by friends’ money habits


Teens learn money habits and attitudes from each other.  Talk to your teens about how their friends are with money.  What do they think about what they see?  How do they feel about it?  Is it easy to be around friends who spend without accountability or consideration?  What do they think those friends are going […]

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10 Money Tips Every Teen Should Know, by Laura Adams


This week’s guest post features Laura Adams, author and personal finance expert.  She shares the top 10 tips every teen should learn in order to become money-savvy. Becoming savvy about money doesn’t happen overnight. When the time is right, take advantage of every opportunity to teach your kids about money. Those early lessons and conversations […]

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12/09/11 – This Week’s Roundup


TGIF!   Hit that ‘end of the week’ slump?  Perk right up by checking out these interesting (and witty!) blogs that caught our eye this week. Len Penzo dot Com.  Len gives a humorous account of a recent conversation between him and his teenage son, which resulted in a lesson about payback periods.  Get Rich Slowly.  Donna discusses […]

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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 […]