Kirby Says: “Use Money As You Grow for Lessons in Finance”

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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.

From Youth and Money Board at

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.

“Kirby Says”:

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!

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When Loralie isn’t out exploring with her two pint-sized adventurers you’ll often find her in front of her computer plotting to take over the world (or at least Lake County.) She appreciates good friends, good food, expensive shoes and parents who make two lanes in the drop-off/pick-up line at school. Her spirit animal is The Hobbit. She invites you to join her on her quest for unique distractions, diversions and deliciousness in this county we call home. She is the Features Editor and Marketing Director at Little Lake County.

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