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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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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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Does this sound like anyone you know?


Top 15 excuses parents use to avoid teaching their teens money skills:   My teen is too busy.   I’m too busy.   I don’t want to invest my time or money to provide this education to my teen.   My teen already knows how to save his money, so he’s all set.   My […]

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The whole depends on its parts


Let’s take the “haphazard” out of our teens’ money management habits!  Many of us learned our money habits piecemeal, rather than as a whole system with all parts working together.  As a teenager, when the occasion arose to contribute to charity, I sometimes donated some of my own money.  When I wanted to save for […]

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Wealth and teens: Is it about greed?


The words “wealth” and “rich” and even “money” seem to have all kinds of craziness attached to them! You’d think someone said SEX or something! Sometimes it may feel like it’s more comfortable for us to avoid the subject with our teens than to make it a normal topic of conversation that’s fun and easy […]

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Not getting through to your teen? Try JA Finance Park!


YOU understand the importance and need of a budget, but does your teenager?  Are you finding difficult to explain it to her?  Capital One and Junior Achievement came together to solve this problem.  They have created a fun, free online simulation game that teaches your teen how to budget for real-life expenses.  Find out more […]

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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 […]

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Personal finance advice for college grads


Laura Adams, personal finance expert, discusses the three main principles that new college graduates should keep in mind.  She illustrates these principles by telling the story of three college graduates and how they applied the rules to their lives.  Read the full article here. © WealthQuest for Teens, Ltd., 2011 All rights reserved worldwide.

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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 […]