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Tips on How to Teach Your Kids to Save Money

Oct 12, 2007
You should be able to teach your kids on how to save money. They should be able to understand the concept of money and investment as early as childhood. This will prepare them to learn money management, as they grow old. Learn to make a game out of it.

A great way to do this is to use what I call a "head fake." This means great a game that make your children think they are playing a game but they are actually learning the fundamentals of saving money and how money works!

Here are some tips on how you can teach your children how to save money:

1. Your children should be educated of the meaning of money. Once your children have learned how to count, that is the perfect time for you teach them the real meaning of money. You should be consistent and explain to them in simple ways and do this frequently so that they may be able to remember what you taught them.

When they are old enough, help them set up the one business that almost every kid goes into... the lemonade stand! Help they profit and them invest those profits back into the business to make it grow... fun and real life education!

2. Always explain to them the value of saving money. Make them understand its importance and how it will impact their life. It is important that you entertain questions from them about money and you should be able to answer them right away.

Open up a savings account for them and get them started with $25 dollars. My mom did that for me and it worked like a charm!

3. When giving them their allowances. You need to give them their allowances in denominations. Then you can encourage them that they should keep a certain bill for the future.

You can actually force them to save some of their money. Challenge them that they cannot make their new savings account reach this particular level.

4. You can also teach them to work for money. You can start this at your own home. You can pay them fifty cents to one dollar every time they clean their rooms, do the dishes or feed their pets. This concept of earning little money will make them think that money is something they have worked for and should be spent wisely.

5. If you don't fear the future of your children, teach them the entrepreneurial spirit and how to use money to make money. There is a great book by Robert Kiyosaki that was written for kids. This is truly the greatest gift you can give your children.

This is also a great way to keep yourself on task with your money and debt. If you have to stay responsible and be a good example for your children, you will find yourself keeping your budget, planning your purchases, and becoming a true money master!
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