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From Beth Kobliner, the author of the bestselling personal finance bible Get a Financial Life - a new, must-have guide showing parents how to teach their children (from toddlers to young adults) to manage money in a smart way.

Many of us think we can have the "money talk" when our kids are old enough to get it ... which won't be for years, right? But get this: Research shows that even preschoolers can understand basic money concepts, and a study from Cambridge University confirmed that basic money habits are formed by the age of seven. Oh, and research shows the number one influence on kids' financial behaviors is mom and dad. Clearly, we can't afford to wait.

Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You're Not) is a jargon-free, step-by-step guide to help parents of all income levels teach their kids - from ages three to twenty-three - about money. It turns out the key to raising a money genius isn't to teach that four quarters equal a dollar or how to pick a stock. Instead, it's about instilling values that have been proven to make people successful - not just financially, but in life: delaying gratification, working hard, living within your means, getting a good education, and acting generously toward others. More specifically, you'll learn why allowance isn't the Holy Grail when teaching your kid to handle money, and why after-school jobs aren't always the answer either. You'll discover the right age to give your kid a credit card, and learn why doling out a wad of cash can actually be a good parenting move.

You don't need to be a money genius to make your kid a money genius. Regardless of your comfort level with finance - or your family's income - this charming and fun book is an essential guide for passing along enduring financial principles, making your kids wise beyond their years - and peers - when it comes to money.



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Beth Kobliner

One of the nation's leading authorities on personal finance for young people, BETH KOBLINER is a commentator and journalist, and author of the New York Times bestseller Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties, and an essential guide for parents, Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You're Not) . In 2010, Beth was selected by President Barack Obama to be a member of the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability, where she created MoneyAsYouGrow.org. The site attracted more than 1.4 million visitors and was adopted by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in 2016. A former columnist for Money magazine, Beth has written for numerous other publications, including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, as well as outlets such as Glamour; O, The Oprah Magazine; and The Huffington Post. She has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, from Today, Good Morning America, and the Early Show to National Public Radio's Morning Edition. As a content advisor for Sesame Workshop's financial education initiative For Me, For You, For Later, she offered on-air money advice to Elmo.



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