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Make Your Teen Better at Money than You Were

We’ve all made financial mistakes. Psychologist Jennifer Powell-Lunder of Talking Teenage suggests you use your misfortunes (or “missed fortunes”) to your teen’s advantage.

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Give Your Teen a Real Financial Task

Parents, Jaime Ervin of Parent Palace recommends you give your teen these real financial tasks that will help them build better money habits.

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Teaching Teens what it Really Means to be Broke

You work hard to create a safety net for your teen. Make sure they understand what it would be like not to have it using these strategies from Lisa Carey of Money Saving Parent.

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H&R Block Budget Challenge Awards Grand Prize Winner $120,000 in Scholarships

Meet the Michigan high school senior who won $120,000 toward his education by demonstrating his real-world-ready personal finance skills in the H&R Block Budget Challenge.

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Preparing Teens for Financial Pressure

Nip money stress in the bud by helping teens understand these financial basics.

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Teen Finance: The Real Financial Decisions They’re Already Making

Teenagers aren’t just spending money, they’re making real financial decisions. Have you talked with your kids or students about these four choices?

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Teens Grateful for a Safe Place to Make Money Mistakes

Imagine if your first big money mistakes didn’t count. That’s exactly what the H&R Block Budget Challenge did for these students.

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Hard Questions: Talking to Your Teen about Income

Lisa Carey of Money Saving Parent suggests you make income easy by helping your teen divide their paycheck into three purposes.

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5 Things to Know about your First Paycheck

Help teens understand what to expect when expecting a check.

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Talking to Teens about their Workplace

They got the job? That’s great! Psychologist Jennifer Powell-Lunder of Talking Teenage knows what your teen needs to know.