Beyond Piggy Banks and Lemonade Stands: How to Teach Young Kids about Finance (and They're Never Too Young) (Hardcover)
Beyond Piggy Banks is written for you: the loving, responsible and overworked parents of young children. It takes the stress and mystery out of finance, and focuses on the basic fundamentals elementary children should understand so they can make smart decisions as they grow. This usable, light hearted, real-world guide provides parents with the specific tools and step-by-step lessons needed to teach their child. The lessons provided are easy to teach and understand. The activities are quick, enjoyable and educational. Each concept starts with the basics, and builds upon them so your child has a full understanding of the topic. The chapters are broken out into simple and digestible sections, made for busy parents who don't have time for a finance novel. Most of all, the book focuses on how to incorporate teaching finance to your child through everyday real-world activities that you and your child are already doing. This book provides parents with the confidence to teach simple financial basics to children. With that confidence comes excitement and inspiration; by teaching your children about finance you will influence every step of their lives in a positive and meaningful way. The ultimate goal of this book, and of any parent, is to raise healthy, independent and responsible children; kids who are prepared when adulthood hits.
Liz Frazier is a Certified Financial Planner specializing in financial planning for families and working professionals. She decided to go into financial planning after the birth of her first child because, like so many other new parents, she realized the overwhelming need to make sure her family was financially prepared and protected. Her goal is to alleviate the anxiety that surrounds finances and provide simple and painless advice for all of life's stages and changes.