Never underestimate the power of a single learning experience.
Back in June of 2012, Nathan from Share Save Spend led a learning event for alumni at my alma mater, St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. During the presentation, I talked about the benefits of using a Share Save Spend allowance with kids as a way to introduce them to the topic of money.
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and they invited him to attend the outreach workers monthly meeting where they will honor his generosity and compassion for the homeless. I am very impressed with the results of this Share Save Spend concept: In practice it has yielded rich results. Thank you.
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Only 1% of parents that give an allowance say their child ever saves any of that money – American Institute of CPAs.
For young children, interacting with money in a tangible way is an important part of learning healthy money habits. Our Raising Financially Freed-Up Kids DVD & Workbook is an excellent resource to help your children build habits for success.
If you use an allowance, be sure to link it to a weekly money talk. Devoting 10-15 minutes each week to issues related to sharing, saving and spending will make a huge difference in the life of a young person.
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