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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 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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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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12/09/11 – 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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Teaching Teens to ‘Own Your Own Future’!


Parents, check it out!  Own Your Own Future is a very cool website for your teen.  Created by Texas GEAR UP and the Texas Education Agency, this site is a collection of resources for teens who plan to go to college.  It’s all about goals and making them happen. © WealthQuest for Teens, Ltd., 2011 All […]

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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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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 […]

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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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The goal-setting conversation: Make It Real, Make It Matter, Make It Last


When you have that first and most important money conversation with your teen about setting a long-term financial goal, there are a few things to keep in mind:  The goal your teen sets is a number and an age.  For example, “I’m going to have $2M dollars in a bank account by the time I […]