How To Have “The Talk” With Your Teen

They're back in school. But, when it comes to raising money-smart kids, it's up to us to initiate the conversation

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The bad news: Our most recent Great Recession and the things that precipitated it have exposed our desperate need for financial literacy in America as never before. The good news: The Great Recession and the new economic realities resulting from it has created a generation of teens more hungry for financial education than perhaps any generation before it. They’re ready to listen. But when it comes to teaching kids about money, as parents, teachers and mentors, we must be equally ready to not only talk, but initiate the conversation. Here are some ideas to help you do just that, with the goal of teaching our teens to become financially responsible adults.

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