Teach Your Children Well Part 3: Financial Education for Teenagers

Eric Simonson / March 17, 2011

Earning and handling income Older children (especially teenagers) may earn income from part-time jobs after school or on weekends. Particularly if this money supplements any allowance you give them, wages enable children to get a greater taste of financial independence. Earned income from part-time jobs might be subject to withholdings for FICA and federal and/or […]

Teach Your Children Well Part 2: Financial Education for Younger Children

Eric Simonson / March 13, 2011

Take it to the bank Piggy banks are a great way to start teaching children to save money, but opening a savings account in a “real” bank introduces them to the concepts of earning interest and the power of compounding. While children might want to spend all their allowance now, encourage them (especially older children) […]

Teach Your Children Well Part 1: Basic Financial Education

Eric Simonson / March 10, 2011

Even before your children can count, they already know something about money: it’s what you have to give the ice cream man to get a cone, or put in the slot to ride the rocket ship at the grocery store. So, as soon as your children begin to handle money, start teaching them how to […]