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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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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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Checklist for parents raising teens with great money habits and attitudes


√  Practice:  Does your teen employ a system of money management that has their money lined up with their current needs, wants, future goals, and commitment to the greater good of humanity? √  Talk:  Does your teen talk about money with people who can teach them about it?  Do you talk about money at the […]

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The Importance of Goals


“The method of the enterprising is to plan with audacity, and execute with vigor; to sketch out a map of possibilities; and then to treat them as probabilities.” Christian Nestell Bovee Learning to think about and manage money is exactly like learning to think about and reach ANY goal in life.  It requires the same […]

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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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Which path will they take?


“Money management?  What a pain!  Why should I bother?” When my students ask me this, I point out that being BROKE is a pain, too!  So, you can have the pain of managing your money (and have the life you’ll get from that—security, peace of mind, opportunity) OR you can have the pain of being […]

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The new model for teaching your teen great money habits and attitudes


Becoming an adult without GREAT money habits and attitudes in today’s economy is a REAL handicap.  Let’s be sure to give the teens in our lives EVERY skill they need to succeed. One way to do that is to give up being the sole source of your child’s money education.  People who are masterful with […]

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Teen philanthropy: Why wait?


EVERY expert in success, wealth-building, and living well tells us to give away some portion of our money (if we can). Philanthropy, say the experts, is part of living a great life. It makes us feel great about ourselves, it allows us to experience our power as citizens in our communities and in the world, […]

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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 […]

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Expertise or No Expertise, Your Opinion Matters!


“You don’t have to be a ‘person of influence’ to be influential.  In fact, the most influential people in my life are probably not even aware of the things they’ve taught me.” – Scott Adams Whether you mean to or not, you’re teaching your children about money all the time.  By NOT teaching them about […]