Piggy Banks to Paychecks: Helping Kids Understand the Value of a Dollar

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Piggy Banks to Paychecks: Helping Kids Understand the Value of a Dollar

Format:  Paperback,

276 pages

Publisher: Ingram Pub Services

Publish Date: Mar 2012

ISBN-13: 9781554552108

ISBN-10: 1554552109

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"Piggy Banks to Paychecks" tackles the subject of money head-on in an easy-to-understand, friendly format. If you are a parent, grandparent, or teacher, or are otherwise involved in helping kids learn financial basics, this book is for you. In its pages, you'll find straightforward answers on saving, spending wisely, investing, and donating. You will find help in setting up an allowance plan for kids along with various methods of tracking savings and evaluating purchases. You will learn the language of money and be able to set your children on the path to fiscal responsibility.

It doesn't matter how old your children are or how difficult your financial situation is. It doesn't matter where you start to teach your kids about money. It doesn't matter what kind of allowance system you choose to set up with your kids. It only matters that you get started-right now-with the tools you have to work with and the knowledge you already have.

""Angie Mohr packs a lot of information into her pages, taking sophisticated financial concepts and turning them into ideas that parents and kids can understand and use. This will be a valuable resource for many families.""
- Ellen Roseman, personal finance columnist, Toronto Star and Moneyville.ca
"The confidence to make good financial decisions throughout life can begin at home. That's why this book is important to you and your family." Evelyn Jacks, President, Knowledge Bureau and bestselling author of Essential Tax Facts.

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Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Publish Date: Mar 2012
ISBN-13: 9781554552108
ISBN-10: 1554552109
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 276
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.0
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.0 x 9.0 x 0.75

Chapter outline

Notices to Readers
Acknowledgments
Real Money Stories #1: Lynn's Story
Raising Money Smart Kids
Why I Wrote this Book
A Word about Money Philosophy
Why Kids Need to Learn Money Skills
The Six Bad Money Habits Kids Learn from Their Parents
Why Rich Kids Need Money Skills Every Bit as Much as Poor Kids
Money Lessons Translate into Wider Value Judgments
Teaching a Child to Fish
Be a Money Mentor to Your Kids' Friends
Summary
Real Money Stories #2: Kay's Story
The Pot & the Kettle: A Look at Our Own Financial Habits
Introduction
What Money Myths Are You Still Carrying Around?
Are You Handling Money Like Roseanne?
A Name for Every Dollar
The Language of Money
It's Okay Not to Be Perfect
Test Your Money-Handling Knowledge
Summary
Real Money Stories #3: Dianne's Story
Supply & Demand: Economics for Kids
Introduction
The Birth of an Economy
What Is Money?
Can't We Just Print More Money?
How Goods & Services Trade Hands-Microeconomics
How Countries Trade With Each Other-Macroeconomics
What Causes a Recession or Depression?
How Good Money Skills Can Lessen the Impact of Financial Downturns
Summary
Real Money Stories #4: Samantha's Story
Pay Day: Teaching Kids about Earning Money
Introduction
The Need to Earn
Why Don't Kids Have Jobs?
Sources of Income
Employment
Commissioned Sales
Business
Investment Income
Introducing Your Kids to Earning Money
Summary
Real Money Stories #5: Bonnie's Story
The Penny Jar: Teaching Kids About Saving Money
Introduction
Helping Young Kids "See" Their Savings
The Savings Buckets
Helping Kids Split Their Money between Buckets
Setting Savings Goals
Changing Savings Goals
Transitioning from Piggy Bank to Bank Book
Why Move to a Bank Account?
Canada - Registered Education Savings Plan
U.S. - 529 Plans
Calculating the Cost of University or College
The Basics of Interest
Alternative Savings Vehicles
Summary
Real Money Stories #6: Rachel's Story
Paying the Piper: Teaching Kids about Wise Spending
Introduction
The Scourge of Advertising
Lessons of the Grocery Store
Five Grocery Store Lessons for Kids
Introducing the Concept of Budgeting
Who's in Charge?
The 24-Hour Rule
Tithing & Donating
Summary
Real Money Stories #7: Kathy's Story
Piggy Banks & Plastic: Teaching Kids about Banking & Credit
Introduction
The Banking System
Bank Account Options for Kids
What to Look for in a Kids Savings Account
PayPal Student Accounts
Investing Your Money
The Basics of Borrowing
Credit Cards
Credit Reports and Scores
Summary
Real Money Stories #8: Lyn's Story
Lessons of the Lemonade Stand: Business Principles for Kids
Introduction
Working in the Family Business
Preparing a Resume
How Will Your Kids Make Money?
The Ubiquitous Business Plan
Profitability
Attracting Customers
Financial Statements
Money-Making Ideas for Teens & Pre-teens
A Quick Word about Income and Sales Taxes
Entrepreneurs: Pay Yourself What You're Worth!
The Small Business Investor
Sample Business Plan
Summary
Real Money Stories #9: Jeremy's Story
A Little Off the Top: All About the Taxman
Introduction
Why Kids Need to Know about Taxes
What Do Kids Need to Know about Taxes?
Income Taxes
Sales Taxes
Property Taxes
Where Do Our Taxes Go?
Bringing the Lesson Home
Taxes and Allowance
When Do Kids Have to Start Paying Taxes?
Summary
Real Money Stories #10: Jo's Story
Guarding the Castle: The Basics of Insurance
Introduction
Types of Insurance
Life Insurance
Child Life Insurance
Health Insurance
Property & Casualty Insurance
Business Insurance
What Kids Need to Know about Insurance
Summary
Real Money Stories #11: Amy's Story
Earning Their Keep: The Pay-For-Work Allowance System
Introduction
When Are Kids Old Enough for an Allowance?
Why Kids Need to Work for Money
Family Do's
Decide What Your Kids Will Be Responsible or Paying
Setting Up A Work-for-Pay Allowance System
How Much Should I Pay My Kids?
The Savings Imperative
Are There Tax Implications in Giving My Kids Money?
Summary
Real Money Stories #12: Karen's Story
Harnessing the Flow: Teaching Kids to Budget
Introduction
Writing It All Down
Setting Up the Budget
Discretionary versus Non-discretionary Expenses
The Envelope Method
Comparing What Happened to What Should Have Happened
Re-tooling the Budget
Summary
Real Money Stories #13: Patsy's Story
Money Games: Fun Ways to Hone Your Kids' Money Smarts
Introduction
Ages 3-6
Ages 7-9
Ages 10-14
Ages 15 and Up
Summary
Real Money Stories #14: Lisa's Story
Money Words
Resources
Money Resources for Canadians
Money Resources for Americans
Index

Book description

Piggy Banks to Paychecks tackles the subject of money head-on in an easy-to-understand, friendly format. If you are a parent, grandparent, or teacher, or are otherwise involved in helping kids learn financial basics, this book is for you. In its pages, you'll find straightforward answers on saving, spending wisely, investing, and donating. You will find help in setting up an allowance plan for kids along with various methods of tracking savings and evaluating purchases. You will learn the language of money and be able to set your children on the path to fiscal responsibility.

It doesn't matter how old your children are or how difficult your financial situation is. It doesn't matter where you start to teach your kids about money. It doesn't matter what kind of allowance system you choose to set up with your kids. It only matters that you get started-right now-with the tools you have to work with and the knowledge you already have.

" Angie Mohr packs a lot of information into her pages, taking sophisticated financial concepts and turning them into ideas that parents and kids can understand and use. This will be a valuable resource for many families."

- Ellen Roseman, personal finance columnist, Toronto Star and Moneyville. ca

 

"The confidence to make good financial decisions throughout life can begin at home. That's why this book is important to you and your family." Evelyn Jacks, President, Knowledge Bureau and bestselling author of Essential Tax Facts.

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