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It’s never too early — or too late — to teach kids about money

July 15, 2019

7 min read
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Experts now agree: It’s never too early (or too late) to teach kids about money. Money is an excellent teaching tool — and kids will learn about money whether you take an active role in that education, or not.

The great news is that the daily routine of managing budgets, paying bills and finding that balance between working hard and spending time with family, can all become great teaching opportunities. Each task and each decision can be used to help teach your children about the value of money, the need to understand spending and saving and the importance of giving.

Here are tips and strategies to help your child learn about money, based on the age and stage of your child.

Read about how to do it with Ages 0-6

Romana King

Romana King is an award-winning personal finance writer and a real estate expert and speaker. She is the current Director of Content for Zolo Realty, Canada’s #1 real estate brokerage site. Her real estate and personal finance coverage can be found in MoneySense.ca, Maclean’s, Canadian Business, Chatelaine, Today’s Parent as well as various other North American publications. https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/teaching-kids-about-money/


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