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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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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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8 Forms of Wealth


Robin Sharma shares his “8 Forms of Wealth” model, which he believes one must exceed in before calling himself successful.   Keep in mind – these 8 forms of wealth can apply to teens, too! © WealthQuest for Teens, Ltd., 2011 All rights reserved worldwide.

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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 […]

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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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Teens and money: The cold, hard truth


Broke people have poor money habits and attitudes.  Wealthy people have great habits and attitudes with money.  It’s not a salary issue.  It’s not a family issue.  It’s not a genetic or personality issue. Habits and attitudes are learned, developed, and practiced over time—both the good ones AND the bad ones. © WealthQuest for Teens, […]

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“I just want to be comfortable.”


That’s what I told myself and others when asked about my financial goals and values when I was a teen.  It was a great answer; adults seemed to respond with approving nods. I look back now and understand two powerful problems of my “comfortable” goal.  First of all, I basically made my dream come true.  […]

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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.