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Think about WHY you give money to your teen before you do it!


Social Worker Carleton Kendrick writes a thought provoking article about why our teens may be big spenders, and the top reason might just be because WE are giving them too much money (and for the wrong reasons)!  Check it out! What do you think about this? © WealthQuest for Teens, Ltd., 2012 All rights reserved worldwide. Advertisements

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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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10 Money Tips Every Teen Should Know, by Laura Adams


This week’s guest post features Laura Adams, author and personal finance expert.  She shares the top 10 tips every teen should learn in order to become money-savvy. Becoming savvy about money doesn’t happen overnight. When the time is right, take advantage of every opportunity to teach your kids about money. Those early lessons and conversations […]

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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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Is Money in Your Teen’s “Circle of No Control”?


Sean Covey, in his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, advises readers to identify those aspects of life that they can control and those that they can’t control.  When teens are learning how money works and how to manage their money effectively, they move this area of life out of their “Circle of […]

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What is wealth…really?


What does it mean to be rich?  To be wealthy? I tell teens that wealthy people have the amount of money required for them to have the lives they want and to allow them to make a difference for others and for the planet in ways that matter to them.  Wealth, therefore, is a different […]

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A Practical “Top 10” for Teen Financial Literacy by Neale Godfrey


From time to time, we will be featuring advice from financial experts, educators, and other influencers in the field of parenting and money management.  This week we are featuring Neale Godfrey, #1 New York Times Best Seller for Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Financially Responsible Children.  Here is what Neale […]

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How to Reach Your Money Goal on Time


Set up your Silo System.  This is the WealthQuest for Teens system for money management for teenagers.  This system is PERFECT for teens and it will serve your teen for his or her whole life.  This is a way to turn money into a tool that funds the life of their dreams—this is how your […]

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Board Game Teaches Teens About Spending


Check out this neat board game that teaches teens about smart spending.  What could be more fun than that?  The winner is the teen that not only generates income and makes positive financial decisions, but also effectively manages their time and does good for those around them. http://www.youthpreneur.net/shop/product.php?productid=16151&cat=0&page=1&featured

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The Goal Has Been Set…..Now What?


Once a goal has been set, the next thing to talk about is HOW to make it happen. How DO you make it happen?  You ease into it.  Get interested.  Get committed.  Picture the end result.  How does it feel?  What’s it like?  What doors opened? Take baby steps in the direction you are going.  Deal with […]