H&R Block and DoSomething teamed up to create amazing resources for parents and teens for Financial Literacy Month. They sponsored this post, and an awesome giveaway for readers. Keep reading for more info!
Teaching kids financial literacy skills can have a huge impact on their lives. They will make savvier financial decisions, save more, and their money skills will make it easier to achieve their goals and dreams. This month is Financial Literacy Month so it’s the perfect time to think about what and how you are teaching your kids about money.
Despite how important financial skills are most schools barely touch on this subject, and parents often fail to teach financial skills and basic money management to their children. For most of us it’s not an easy topic to teach especially if you are experiencing financial difficulty yourself. Some parents also feel uncomfortable talking money with their kids, and may wait too long to have the money ‘talk’.
In our house it’s an ongoing conversation. It started when they were barely speaking and wanted something at every store, and now that are all older it’s become a conversation about financial timing, how much we can spend on wants, and teaching them to manage their own money wisely. We’re never ‘done’ with the conversation. It’s kind of like the rest of parenting, am I right?
Having resources available to help you share money skills with kids is essential. That’s why I’m excited to share these clever resources available from H&R Block Dollars and Sense and DoSomething.org. Not only do they provide great information for parents and kids, but there are also opportunities for money savvy teens to lead workshops and win scholarships ($1,000-$10,000)!
My favorite download has to be “The Craziest Thing I Did to Save Money Pocket Guide.” It’s a fun and fact-filled guide for teens (and parents too!). The guide is filled with tips on saving/spending, credit cards, loans, and more.
Additionally there are 3 workshop lessons on student loans, credit cards and budgeting with awesome names like “I Got 99 Payments and a Loan is One.” A little funny, and a lot of great information is combined in these worksheets for teens and parents.
They are the perfect tool for parents to use in teaching their teens about finance, as well as for teens to learn or teach money skills.
You can download these handy workbooks, learn more about scholarships and hosting your own workshops at dosomething.org/save.
More reading on the Centsible Life:
- Kids and Allowance
- Teaching Teens about Money
- Track Your Teen’s Spending
- Kids and Play Value
- Teach Kids to Manage Money Before They Move Out
- How NOT to Teach Kids About Money
$50 Gift Card Giveaway
Now it’s your turn to tell me. What’s the craziest thing you (or your teen) has done to save money?
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Giveaway Rules: Read the full giveaway rules before entering. Giveaway ends April 30th, 2013 at 10am ET.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of H&R block, but all opinions are my own.