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What are some creative ways to start personal financial development with adolesc

  1. ithabise profile image86
    ithabiseposted 5 years ago

    What are some creative ways to start personal financial development with adolescents?

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  2. krillco profile image95
    krillcoposted 5 years ago

    Boy Scouts of America have a great (required) merit badge on personal finances. One of the tasks is to use imaginary money to buy shares of a stock and follow it for a month or so.

    1. ithabise profile image86
      ithabiseposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, that's good. I forgot about that merit badge. I was once a scout! What a great way to pique interest in that area. Thanks!

  3. baygirl33 profile image59
    baygirl33posted 5 years ago

    I think the best way to do this is to start earlier than this,at about 5or6.Give the child an allowance and let them use it for specified length of time.  Allow them to suffer the consequence of spending unwisely. If you are consistent,they will soon learn how to handle money.

  4. dburkeaz profile image91
    dburkeazposted 5 years ago

    First, don't give them an allowance, instead, pay them a commission for doing things above and beyond those things that are expected of them.  This will teach them the concept of "you work - you get paid" and "no work - no pay."

    Second, teach them what to do with their money by making them save 10%, give 10% and live on 80%.  They will learn the importance of helping others with your money, and having money in savings for emergencies.

    Third, teach them to budget their money.

    Fourth, as soon as they are mature enough, open a checking account for them and make them balance it every month.  If they ever bounce a check, take them to the bank and have them personally apologize to the bank manager.

    Fifth, don't buy them their first car.  Instead, match any money they save dollar for dollar.  You might want to put a cap on this, say $5000, you can buy a really nice used car for $10,000.

    Finally, only buy things with cash, do not introduce them to using credit cards.

    1. ithabise profile image86
      ithabiseposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Pertinent info and solid counsel. Thanks.

 
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