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Financial education, that is. When kids learn about personal finances, they grow up to be financially responsible adults. That’s why H&R Block is working with parents, teachers, and students to give young people the knowledge they need to manage their money. Because when we invest in teaching them now, the returns benefit everyone.
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It’s a conversation every parent must have with his or her child. Yes, we’re talking about managing personal finances. Here are some helpful ideas for how parents can teach their kids to become financially responsible adults.
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As much as kids may not want to admit it, parents are right, money does not grow on trees. But with some knowledge and understanding about personal finances, you can grow your money. Here are some helpful tips for teens on how to save, manage, and protect their money.
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It’s an age-old question. “How do you get kids interested in learning?” We’ve got some ideas. Here are some tools for teachers to help them get students engaged in and excited about their financial education.
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This post comes from H&R Block Dollars & Sense’s family finance advisor Scott Gamm. Scott Gamm is the author of MORE MONEY, PLEASE. Follow Scott on Twitter: @ScottGamm. Even the slightest reduction in spending, over a period of time, will result in a significant increase in savings. To spend less without spending time clipping coupons, talk to your teens about these strategies: 1. Buy in bulk Whether shopping at a major warehouse store or stocking up on a certain item on sale, buying in large quantities is bound to save you money. This tactic is especially useful when shopping for school supplies. Your teen may not need 30 folders for the start of the school year, but six months later, folders will likely need to be replaced. Buying in bulk ahead of time prevents you from paying full price later on. 2. Use the store’s rewards program Plenty of stores have rewards programs,…

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Congratulations to our third Mind on my Money winner for 2014: Karina Marquez! Karina ran a workshop at her Texas high school to teach fellow teens about personal finance. We’re awarding her with a $7,500 scholarship for her hard work and awesome efforts!! Want to get your teen involved? Learn more about our program with Do Something: ... See MoreSee Less

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