The Best 30-Minute Parent Investment You Can Make

30 Minutes.  Just 30 Minutes can set your "nearly grown" child on the path to lifelong money management AND guess what?  No helicopter parenting required. 

Today's Podcast was (#P16) is pure parent gold.  Click here to listen:



When you are done today, you will know exactly where to start and what to do to get them on a money planning road to success. 

Plus, with 10 minutes more per week, you can put them into their own amazing habit-accountability system. 

Parents, this involves setting up a strong foundation with the right emphasis points. It does not require mountains of time either.  Do you have 30 minutes?  Here's how to make that time count! 

In this podcast episode we cover:

[2:30] Two Big Mistakes Parents Make

[3:38] Concepts your "nearly grown" NEEDS to understand (buy-in and quick results)

[4:30] 2 Fundamentals no matter the age

[6:14] The 30 Minute Starter Plan

[6:29] Step 1:  The "Outside" Money

[6:44] Step 2:...

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Close Encounters of the Debit Kind

 

Hi Parents:

Welcome to this episode of Parent-52, a weekly parent power move designed to help you help your teen burst into the adult world as prepared as they can be!  

Today's topic:  Money Management

  • What 3 things MUST they know
  • What you must ask your teen to do if using a debit card
  • What's a "purchase pickle" they mind find themselves in?
  • When should they USE and NOT use their card?

Bonus Parent Point:

  • Learn how by doing this one thing you can capture your teen's attention on the topic of money management.  

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2 Money Lessons From A Deli Cashier

I was in a local deli recently. 

What did I have with me?  On my tray was a book covering financial concepts and savings to read as I ate.

As I paid for my lunch, the cashier (in his early 20’s) noticed the book and asked “why are you reading that?”

It's an easy answer for me, “the more I learn, the more I can share, and hopefully help other parents with less time that have “almost flown” kids along the way.”

My new-found cashier-friend replied “can I tell you my story?”  By now I am thinking, gosh, I’ll never get to eat my lunch and read my book but I am the friendly type and said “I’d love to hear.” 

His story?
(very abbreviated version) 
“I started saving in my teens.  I’ve got money in CD’s, the 401K with this deli company, I work two jobs and…and… and… and...”

(Remember, he is behind the cash register and in his early...

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Homecoming, Teen Money Management and Designer Jeans

 
A $400 pair of designer jeans.
A restaurant with linen table cloths and the waiter that places the napkin in their lap 
A limo.

Welcome to HS and College Homecoming.       

But what else is Homecoming? 

It's a unique moment.  If you know us at all, you know we are all about creating a list of things to teach our "nearly flown" before they have left our sphere of influence .  What's fun?  Finding teachable moments that our kids don’t even recognize as such.   
It's like hiding veggies in the spaghetti-o’s.  (fyi, I tried that, it that doesn’t work !)

Homecoming provides teachable moment all wrapped up in scoreboards, yard lines, and cheering.  One of the huge items on my list to teach my kids was money management.  Do you have a teaching list yet?   Doing so helps you reduce worrying and sleepless nights.  

Remember those $400 jeans?  This amount was spent by a parent for...

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