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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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By Brian Page, personal finance adviser Ninety-three percent of Americans believe all high school students should be required to take a class in financial education. And yes, teens themselves want to learn money management skills. Eighty-six percent of teens indicate they’d rather learn about money management in a class before making mistakes in the real world. Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke summarized the need for financial education nicely in the summer of 2012: “Financial education supports not only individual well-being, but also the economic health of our nation … Consumers who can make informed decisions about financial products and services not only serve their own best interests, but collectively, they also help promote broader economic stability.” Teachers and parents alike know it’s important to make learning relevant for teens. Fortunately, managing money is not a responsibility exclusive to adults. Managing money is already relevant to most of today’s teens….

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