Money Prodigy Manifesto
#1: You – Yes, YOU – can teach your kids about money.
Even if you don’t understand it all yourself. Even if you haven’t been the best with your own money over the years. Even if your parents never taught you about money. Even if you don’t know where to start. Even if you aren’t confident with money management – I promise.
You just need to add some guidance + a clear strategy to your own Mama Gut (intuition) to give your kiddo the kind of education you wish you'd gotten.
#2: Your child is capable of becoming a Money Prodigy.
Every kiddo can become a Money Prodigy by the time they get their hands on a paycheck from a job-job.
#3: School is not where money learning is taking place.
Facts + Studies are in: Your kid’s not learning money management at school. At least not the kind they need to be successful adults.
#4: Money cannot be taught by boring worksheets.
Boring, 2-D worksheets are NOT enough to teach your kid to think on their feet when caught in money situations. Remember YOUR last money snafu? Did that money word problem you solved back in 8th grade math class help you out? Didn’t think so.
#5: There is no, 1, “right” Allowance Kid Money System (allowances, chore commissions, etc.) out there.
Because the “right” Kid Money System for your child? Is the one that allows them to self-discover the money goals you have for them. It’s not the one so-and-so’s mother is doing for your kid’s friend, and it’s not the one that a certain financial guru is telling you to do.
#6: The worst money education out there? Is the one that doesn’t take place.
I've interviewed over 20 Mama Bears just like you, and 17 of them said they received little to no money education from their parents. Let's end that cycle, right here, right now.
Sounds Cool. But What are Your Credentials to Teach Personal Finance?
Glad you asked! On top of being an 8-year Personal Finance blogger veteran at the Houston Chronicle + my site, FrugalConfessions.com, I'm also a Certified Financial Education Instructor through the NFEC (National Financial Educators Council).