Talking to Your Kids About Money
Between 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.
Talking to Your Kids About Money - Kids learn subtle money management cues from the way their parents handle every day expenses. This guide provides tips for talking to your kids about money at any age, including setting up and managing an allowance and creating early saving goals.
- 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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