Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Don't Believe Everything You Read!
Several years ago I wrote a book for kids on money--money history, money trivia, explanations of ATM machines, and more. It's called The Everything Kids' Money Book [J 332.4 MAY]. I guess if you write a book, some people think you're an expert. Ha! It ain't so! But, I'm willing to go along with people's delusions!
I was recently approached by a writer for NBC affiliate websites for advice on teaching kids about money. She sent me a list of questions which I answered as best I could, and she used some of my answers in her article, Money Teaches Kids About Wants, Needs. A lot of what I said was simply common sense. What wasn't common sense was me looking at all the things I did wrong with my kids and speculating about how I would have taught my kids if I had a "do-over."
Don't neglect your child's money education--it may help them avoid some painful mistakes down the road! Here are some books for you to consult:
Bodnar, Janet. Raising Money Smart Kids: What They Need to Know About Money--And How to Tell Them. [332.024 BOD]
Dyer, Wayne W. It's Not What You've Got!: Lessons for Kids on Money and Abundance. [J 332.024 DYE]
Pearl, Jayne A. Kids and Money: Giving Them the Savvy to Succeed Financially. [332.024 PEA]
Weltman, Barbara. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Raising Money Smart Kids. [332.024 WEL]
I'm a strong believer in altruism and in giving back. Why Good Things Happen to Good People: The Exciting New Research That Proves the Link between Doing Good and Living a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life by Stephen Post [177.7 POS], may provide you with even more reasons for doing good and sharing your wealth.
Posted by KURIOUS KITTY at 3:35 PM