Make Your Kid A Money Genius (Even If You're Not): A Parents' Guide for Kids 3 to 23

Make Your Kid A Money Genius (Even If You're Not): A Parents' Guide for Kids 3 to 23

Title:Make Your Kid A Money Genius (Even If You're Not): A Parents' Guide for Kids 3 to 23
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781476766812
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:272 pages

The New York Times bestseller that is a must-read for any parent!

From Beth Kobliner, the author of the bestselling personal finance bible Get a Financial Life—a new, must-have guide showing parents how to teach their children (from toddlers to young adults) to manage money in a smart way.

Many of us think we can have the “money talk” when our kids are old enough to get it…which won’t be for years, right? But get this: Research shows that even preschoolers can understand basic money concepts, and a study from Cambridge University confirmed that basic money habits are formed by the age of seven. Oh, and research shows the number one influence on kids’ financial behaviors is mom and dad. Clearly, we can’t afford to wait.

Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not) is a jargon-free, step-by-step guide to help parents of all income levels teach their kids—from ages three to twenty-three—about money. It turns out the key to raising a money genius isn’t to teach that four quarters equal a dollar or how to pick a stock. Instead, it’s about instilling values that have been proven to make people successful—not just financially, but in life: delaying gratification, working hard, living within your means, getting a good education, and acting generously toward others. More specifically, you’ll learn why allowance isn’t the Holy Grail when teaching your kid to handle money, and why after-school jobs aren’t always the answer either. You’ll discover the right age to give your kid a credit card, and learn why doling out a wad of cash can actually be a good parenting move.

You don’t need to be a money genius to make your kid a money genius. Regardless of your comfort level with finance—or your family’s income—this charming and fun book is an essential guide for passing along enduring financial principles, making your kids wise beyond their years—and peers—when it comes to money.


    Make Your Kid A Money Genius (Even If You're Not): A Parents' Guide for Kids 3 to 23 Reviews

  • Kimberly Mccune

    The tone of this guide is conversational, which make all of its important information more bearable. each topic is divided into advice by the age of your child, which means this book will be relevant ...

  • Roger

    Excellent, very very complete and well structured guide for parents!I highly recommend this book to both parents and educators to teach children the value of money, manage it, and provide them with in...

  • Ricki

    This book has some very good advice, but it is heavily focused on being able to pay for college....

  • Melissa McAlvey

    Super straightforward and clear with practical advice for ages as young as preschool. juuat what i was looking for....

  • Trish

    This is a great book about finances for any person to read. I liked how the author broke up the chapters for different age ranges. ...

  • Katelyn

    The book Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not) addresses all sorts of important money issues like investing, savings, paying for college, working in high school, insurance, paying off de...

  • Layne

    Straight forward with some great examples of real-world conversations with kids at every stage. Pretty comprehensive, although it doesn't present anything groundbreaking. ...

  • Carol

    Some great advice. My biggest takeaway is that I need to do a better job framing money for my kids at the level they are at - rather than just thinking oh well they are too young....

  • Travis

    If you're already familiar with basic financial intelligence then you won't find much new in this book. It's a nice, easy overview of how to instill that financial intelligence in your kids, though. T...

  • Sarah

    Good advice for talking to kids of all ages about money management. There is even a chapter at the end with some basics for adults. Some of my takeaways:-Don’t tie allowance to regular chores. Kids ...