Best Money Tips: Talking to Kids About Family Finances

by Ashley Jacobs on 6 November 2013 1 comment

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on taking to kids about family finances, saving money to live your dream, and cutting costs without cutting corners.

Top 5 Articles

10 Tips for Talking to Kids About Family Finances — When talking to your kids about family finances, talk to them at their age level. [Parenting Squad]

How to Save Money to Live Your Dream — To save money, track your spending to uncover leaks in your spending. [Bargain Babe]

Frugal can be fun: 10 Ways to Cut Costs Without Cutting Corners — Make DIY soda and clip coupons to cut costs without cutting corners. [Money Under 30]

4 Tips for Working More Effectively with a Financial Professional — Work more effectively with financial professionals by being willing to implement their advice. [Money Smart Life]

How to Buy a House and Pay Off the Mortgage in Less Than 10 Years — If you want to buy a house and pay off the mortgage in less than 10 years, buy an affordable house and put 20% down. [Free Money Finance]

Other Essential Reading

Where to Educate Yourself for Free Online - You Don't Need to Spend to Learn — To educate yourself for free online, check out TED Talks and Khan Academy. [Free From Broke]

The 5 Rasons You Aren't Getting A Raise — You might not be getting a raise if you are already overpaid. [Cash The Checks]

5 Tips for Writing a Perfect Self Evaluation — If you want to write a perfect self-evaluation, be constructive and clear. [PopSugar Smart Living]

4 Ways your House Can Lose you Money — Your house can lose you money through upkeep and energy leaks. [One Cent At A Time]

Can You Become a Career Coach? — Do you want to become a career coach? Make your services available to college career counseling centers. [Cash Money Life]

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There's another fantastic website/blog called theheavypurse.com that does a great job of breaking down ways to talk to kids about finance. The author recommends teaching children to allocate their funds using a Save, Spend, or Share technique.