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Teaching Kids About Finances is an Important Part of Their Education

Mark Zaifman   |    Wed, May 30, 2012 @ 02:27 PM


teaching kids about money

The website DailyWorth is a community of women who talk money in a serious way. This week they focused on teaching kids about money in a fun, interactive and interesting format. Here is the link to the DailyWorth post about teaching kids about money and below is a snapshot of the 3 excellent sites that teach kids about money that DailyWorth shared with it's readers. I say it's never too early to start the money conversation.

Zibkids is geared towards elementary school age kids and focuses on kids starting a business, providing a guide, a biz-card template, flyers, a website, and a profit-tracking tool.

Tykoon is for 8-12 year olds and shows kids the values of the family economy. (think tasks and rewards, setting and saving for short-and long-term goals, etc)

My Classroom Economy is for teachers, K-12 and it helps students by creating a mini-economy - while keeping learning about money fun and interesting.


teaching kids about money and financesAnother great tool for teaching kids about earning money through work is MyJobChart.com. Gregg Murset is a CFP, father of 6 and Founder and CEO of MyJobChart.com – an interactive website that teaches kids about work, being responsible and learning the value of a dollar. My Job Chart is a free, easy to use, online chore chart and reward system for teaching, organizing and motivating your kids to save, share and spend responsibly. 

Please check out the very informative 2 minute video to get an overview on how your kids can benefit from My Job Chart.  


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