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It's never too early to start teaching your kids about money. If you start teaching your kids about money early there is a much better chance that they will grow up being responsible with money and appreciating the value of money. Sometimes parents put off teaching their children about how to manage money when they are young because of a lack of understanding of how to begin.
When children are very young teaching them about money can be as simple as helping them learn to identify coins. You can even take your kids with you on shopping trips when they're very young so they can start to get an idea of what money is used for.
When your children have reached elementary school age they're probably old enough to start receiving a weekly allowance. It's not important how much this allowance is. The important thing is that kids be taught how to use money wisely so as not to waste it. At the same time they can start to learn about giving to a local charitable group or church. If there is a new toy that your child wishes to own this can be a perfect time to explain to them the value of saving.
Taking your children with you when you go grocery shopping is another way to introduce them to the importance of managing money carefully. Allow them to help you in the process of comparing various products in order to determine the best buy.
As your kids get older there is also value in encouraging them to find ways to earn money by helping out around the house.
When your kids move into the teenage years is often best to start to tie their allowances to specific chores which they are required to do.
Teaching your children about money as they get older can also include: asking for their input with planning a budget for an upcoming vacation, requesting they help with grocery shopping, and encouraging them to complete their own tax returns if they have a job. Older teens can also learn a lot by obtaining a small installment loan and making regular payments. This way they can learn about why it's important to budget for financial obligations. They will also build their credit in the process.
Teaching your kids about how to properly manage money when they're young will help ensure they become more financially responsible as grown-ups.
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