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We are thrilled to launch “Kirby Says” where we will share helpful tips and resources to help you teach your kids about money.
We begin with a great resource for all age groups age 3 through 18 called Money as You Grow- 20 Things Kids Need to Know to Live Financially Smart Lives.
Money as You Grow was recommended as an initiative from the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability and offers 20 essential, age-appropriate financial lessons—with corresponding activities—that kids need to know as they grow. The categories are 3-5 years, 6-10 years, 11-13 years, 14-18 years, and 18+.
Written in down-to-earth language for children and their families, lessons are based on more than a year of research, and drawn from dozens of standards, curricula, and academic studies.
More than one million people have visited Money as You Grow since it launched in 2012.
Parents can use Money as You Grow to start a dialogue about money and teach kids important lessons about saving, making choices, and avoiding debt.
Put up a Money as You Grow poster on your refrigerator, try the activities in your everyday life, and check to see if your children know the milestones for their age groups!