Somewhere between passing out orange slices at a game and reading them a bed-time story, you have to find time to teach them important money lessons, like saving and spending.

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Talking to Your Kids About MoneyBetween running your kids from soccer practice and ballet rehearsal to getting dinner on the table and helping them with their homework, you're constantly busy with your kids' day-to-day activities. Somewhere between passing out orange slices at a game and reading them a bed-time story, you have to find time to teach them important money lessons, like saving and spending.

You can save yourself some stress by using the trusted money resources for kids from Kids.Gov.

Kids.gov provides an extensive money section for kids where they can learn all about saving, spending and earning money. These tools and games provide a great starting point for you to begin the discussion with your kids about your own money values.

Here's just a glimpse at some of the money resources you'll find at Kids.gov:

  • AdMongo.gov (Teachers Section) - In today's world, advertising is all around you. Online. Outside. On television. This game-based Web site teaches kids how to better understand ads and become smarter consumers.

  • Start Smart: Money Management for Teens - This guide helps teens get good grades in money management.

  • The Mint Pointers for Parents - Teaching kids how to think about money and manage it wisely is an important life skill. We must patiently help our kids “sound out” the many ways to control money. Our kids will learn by doing. This site offers tools to help parents teach good money habits.

  • You Are Here (Teachers Section) - In a virtual mall, kids can play games, design ads, chat with customers and store owners, and much more. They'll learn key consumer concepts, such as how you benefit when businesses compete, how (and why) to protect your information, and how to spot scams. .

For more great tools and resources for teaching your kids about managing their money, visit Kids.gov.


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