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Raising Financially Fit Kids


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This combination parenting and personal finance book helps parents teach their children key money skills--such as saving, spending, budgeting, investing, building credit, and donating--that they'll need to become financially secure adults.


     A decade after Raising Financially Fit Kids first came out, the economic landscape has changed. Now more than ever, families view financial education as an important priority. This new edition will include advice tailored to every age group, so parents can set a foundation for young children, follow through with their teens, and even support twentysomethings at risk of boomeranging back into the basement. Godfrey's company, Independent Means, consults for families in countries around the world, and the new edition reflects this twenty-first-century focus on entrepreneurialism, the world economy, and the global citizen. With advice on figuring out whether your child is a spendthrift, a giver, or oblivious to money--along with activities for making financial fitness fun--this guide will help parents (and educators) arm their children with the money know-how they'll need to thrive in today's economy.

About the Author

JOLINE GODFREY has been a pioneer in the field of financial education since 1990. Today she is one of the country’s foremost experts on kids, families, and money. Godfrey is founder and CEO of Independent Means, Inc., a leading provider of financial education for families. Recognized in features for the Today show, Oprah, Fortune, BusinessWeek, and the New York Times, Godfrey is a frequent speaker and consult-ant worldwide. She lives in Ojai, California. Visit www.independentmeans.com and follow her blog at www.independentmeans.com/imi/category/joline.

Table of Contents


Foreword by Jack Polsky   

Preface to the Second Edition  


Financial Literacy Is Economic Self-Defense   

Part One

Getting Started   

Chapter 1: From Safety Nets to Self-Sufficiency   

Chapter 2: Outwitting the Money Monsters 


Part Two

The Financial Apprenticeship   

Chapter 3: Stage One: Ages 5–8: I’m Just a Kid   

Chapter 4: Stage Two: Ages 9–12: Encouraging Passions   

Chapter 5: Stage Three: Ages 13–15: Breaking Away   

Chapter 6: Stage Four: Ages 16–18: Standing Tall   

Chapter 7: Stage Five: Ages 19+: Never Too Late 


Part Three

Side Trips   

Chapter 8: Raising Young Philanthropists   

Chapter 9: It’s Not Just About the Kids   

Chapter 10: Frequently Asked Questions   

About the Author 



Product Details

Godfrey, Joline
Ten Speed Press
Child Care and Parenting-Learning
Business - Personal Finance
Child Care and Parenting-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
9 x 6.05 x 0.66 in 1.22 lb

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