We parents are always telling our kids about the importance of money, but are we really talking to them about it?
Don’t fret. One of our nation’s leading authorities on personal finance for young people, Beth Kobliner, appears on the new Modern Dads Podcast to help teach moms and dads how to discuss savings, earnings and more with their children.
Kobliner has recently published Make Your Child a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not), a jargon-free, step-by-step guide to help parents of all income levels teach their kids about money. She talks up the highlights of her latest tome while helping us through some age-appropriate money concepts including allowance and why paying for chores might not be a good idea.
Publishers Weekly has praised Make Your Child a Money Genius, saying: “Kobliner persuasively explains how parents can instill, from a child’s early years, essential character traits and abilities for understanding how money works, and how to earn it and use it wisely. More than just a conversation starter or primer, the book gathers together an abundance of bulleted lists of rules and tips, explanations of complex issues, and sidebars and boxes with illustrations of financial documents. With practical prescriptions, simple but effective action steps, and instructive anecdotes, Kobliner has written a book that belongs on every parent’s shelf.”
A former Money magazine columnist, Beth Kobliner has also written the New York Times bestseller Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties.Her work has also appeared in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, as well as outlets such as Glamour and O, The Oprah Magazine.
President Barack Obama selected her in 2010 to be a member of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability. She has also served as a content advisor for Sesame Workshop’s financial education initiative For Me, For You, For Later.