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Adulting is hard, and it can be even more challenging when you don’t feel like a genius with money. There are so many aspects to finance, and I want to give my kids a leg up in the adult world. Life is full of teachable moments that don’t happen in a classroom, and making your child a money genius doesn’t happen with a textbook! That is why I am reading Make Your Kid A Money Genius (Even If You’re Not) by Beth Kobliner. Beth Kobliner One of the nation’s leading authorities on personal finance for young people. She is not only an author but a contributor on MSNBC, The Huffington Post, and more.
I don’t want my kids going off into the real world not understanding how to manage their money, or what a credit score is, or how to save with an IRA. Just for a little perspective in my house right now my kids range from an adorable 9-year-old who is just learning the value of a dollar all the way to a 16-year-old who has been getting letters from universities all over the country. They are on completely different levels of understanding and taking on different aspects of the real world.
Make Your Kid A Money Genius (Even If You’re Not)
When in doubt, I get a book. You can learn anything from a book. Make Your Kid A Money Genius (Even If You’re Not) stands out to me compared to other finance books geared toward teaching kids about money. Trust me, as a homeschool mom, I have seen quite a few. This book cuts to the chase and is a step by step guide to help parents teach their kids from ages three to twenty-three.
I love that this book is broken into financial chapters depending on your child’s stage of development. You can choose from toddler, elementary, college, etc. and read the information that is important for your family.
The content you are reading is refreshing and wise! You will not zone out on the dull monotony of finance, but instead, you will be drawn in with practical tips for life’s teachable moments. The tone of the book is friendly, casual and conversational, but still does reference researched facts. This book speaks to a parent even if you aren’t money wise yourself.
One of my favorite features of Make Your Kid A Money Genius (Even If You’re Not) are the teachable moments. The author, Beth Kobliner, points out moments that we all come across on a daily basis that are a perfect time to teach our kids about finance. Not just moments to teach, but mistakes that we might be making that we don’t even realize are setting our children up for financial failure. Something as simple as paying your kids for chores could cause financial problems later on.
Anytime I can pick up a book that is written to help me teach my children something and I learn from it also it is a bonus. Make Your Kid A Money Genius (Even If You’re Not) does just that. This book has taught me a few things about finance that I was never learned, and also reinforces things that I always knew were so important. Setting goals, a strong work ethic, self-control, and giving are a few of the character traits that this book really puts emphasis on teaching our children. I think that is a good thing. The world needs more people with upstanding character. I will personally be recommending this book to all of the moms I know to help them make their kids a money genius.
Where to Buy
Make Your Kid A Money Genius (Even If You’re Not) will be hitting stores on February 7, 2017. You can pick it up online at