Ask Amy: What Are the Best Ages to Introduce Different Money Concepts?

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As all parents know, every child learns at a different pace. However, there are suggested ages for when children should learn to walk, talk, count, and spell Personal finance is no different. There are lots of concepts to grasp, and it can be difficult to know when a child is ready to tackle one. It’s important to remember that young …

Ask Amy: What Are the Top 3 Frequently Asked Questions from Parents About Kids and Money?

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This post is made possible through the generous support of Great-West Great-Teachers, a program of Great-West Financial. In my job, I encounter hundreds of parents all looking for the same thing – or close to it. Whether it’s healthy eating, a strong work ethic, a dedication to school, or just a great attitude, most parents just want what is best …

Ask Amy: What Are the Best Books for Learning to Talk to Kids About Money?

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This post is made possible through the generous support of Great-West Great-Teachers, a program of Great-West Financial. In today’s mobile world, iPhone and iPad apps are a great, quick way for kids to learn, experience and practice a financial concept.  You can check out my suggestions for mobile financial games and tools here.  However, sometimes we all need a bit …

Ask Amy: How Do I Talk About Money at Home?

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This post is made possible through the generous support of Great-West Great-Teachers, a program of Great-West Financial. Just like with other difficult and personal topics, often it’s hardest for parents just to begin the conversation. A frequent question I am asked is, “When should I start talking to my kids about money, and how do I have that conversation?” My …

Ask Amy: How Do I Budget with My Kids?

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This post is made possible through the generous support of Great-West Great-Teachers, a program of Great-West Financial. A budget is one of the most important tools individuals and families can have to guide their money use and financial conversations. So often, parents are caught up in the daily grind of work, whipping up meals, taking kids to activities, and ensuring …

Ask Amy: What Are the Best Money Apps for Kids?

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This post is made possible through the generous support of Great-West Great-Teachers, a program of Great-West Financial. With teens constantly tapping away on their smart phones and little ones begging for access to parents’ iPads, the question arises: what are some engaging, appropriate, and educational apps for my kids?  Watch this short video below as I suggest two of my …