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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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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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Top 10 Tips for Effective Financial Parenting


This week we are featuring family wealth/financial parenting experts Jayne Pearl and Richard Morris.  Together, they help families navigate through the dysfunction that comes with having wealth.  Part of this process entails teaching families how to analyze and understand their money values, something every family should do! They offer the following 10 Tips for Effective […]

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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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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 […]