Money Smart Teens: Teach Your Children the Art of Money
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Money Smart Teens: Teach Your Children the Art of Money

Complete step-by-step guide to teaching kids financial knowledge using real life concepts, examples, and checklists.
4.5 (2 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
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Created by Andy LaPointe
Last updated 3/2015
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 26 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Implement age-appropriate money skills.
  • Determine how to help their children to create a budget.
  • Make saving money fun.
  • Understand how to select the best way to fund a college saving plan.
  • Share simple strategies for their children to earn money.
  • Understand how to build a strong desire in their children to want to learn more about personal finance strategies and money skills.
  • Create a strong financial foundation for their children.
  • Teach their children savvy online shopping skills.
  • Teach their children how to stay safe while online.
  • Share simple strategies for their teenager to earn money.
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  • Have a desire to teach your children about personal finance skills.
  • Do your due diligence before investing.

This complete step-by-step course gives you what you need to know to help your kids fully understand the concepts of money. Unfortunately, most kids simply aren't taught how to deal with money or anything about personal finance. As they grow older, they graduate from high school and enter the world without even a basic understanding of personal finance.

According to a recent study conducted by ING Direct, 87% of teens admit they don't know much about personal finance. Today, most teenagers want to learn about personal money skills, but no one around them talks about it or teaches them. Parents think the school is teaching about personal finance skills and the schools are thinking the parents are talking to their children about money skills. Unfortunately, the kids are caught in the middle without getting the solid training they need to succeed in life until now!

No matter their age, this course gives you real life examples and age-appropriate “how to's" that will give your kids a solid foundation in personal finance and core money concepts.

Brief list of what will be covered…

* The 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Teaching Kids About Money
* The 7 Things to Do When Teaching Kids About Money
* Creating SMART Financial Goals
* How to Save Money
* Secrets to Comparison Shopping
* How to Create a Personal Budget
* How to Set Realistic Financial and Personal Goals
* How Different Investments Work
* Teach Your Kids How to Escape the Lure of Credit Cards
* How to Completely Eliminate Credit Card Debt
* Painless Ways to Save for College
* Avoid Identity Theft
* 7 Reasons Your Teen Should Maybe Get a Job
* Saving $5 Per Day Can Make You Wealthy
* Credit Reports 101
* 5 Powerful Money Habits of the Wealthy
* 10 Ways Your Kids Can Build Their Savings Account
* And Much More...

In addition, you'll also receive resources you can print off and use along the way.

All of this information is broken down into bite-size pieces so you can learn at your own pace.

The program creator, Andy LaPointe has 15 years experience as a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), Series 7 Stockbroker and Mutual Fund Wholesaler. He has taught the information in this extensive course to investment advisors, parents, teens and families. He has spoke to audiences on the subject of personal finance and investment strategies ranging from 5 to 1,500 participants.

Who is the target audience?
  • Parents who want to give their children a solid foundation in personal finance skills.
  • Parents who are saving for their children's college education.
  • Parents who that to create a strong desire in their children to learn about money skills.
  • Those who want to help their children to avoid getting into debt.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 65 Lectures Collapse All 65 Lectures 03:02:20
Introduction to Raising Money Smart Kids
9 Lectures 18:44

Checklist - Invite your child to become your assistant
1 page

Two tips to stop fighting over money in your household

Five additional tips to stop fighting over money

Money milestones - Age-appropriate money skills

Checklist - Money milestones by age
2 pages
Powerful Goal Setting Strategies for Kids
13 Lectures 31:10
Strategies to helping your children with goal setting

Understanding the benefits of goal setting for child

Worksheet - Goal Setting Worksheet
1 page

Worksheet - Goal Setting Worksheet Completed Example
1 page

How to Prioritize Goals

Worksheet - How to Prioritize Goals
1 page

Creating S.M.A.R.T. Financial Goals

Worksheet - SMART Financial Goals
1 page

Financials goals for children to strive for in their 20's

Additional financials for those in their 20's to strive for

The final and biggest goal for anyone in their 20's

Checklist - 8 Financial goals for children to achieve in your 20's
1 page

Checklist - A Step-by-step guide to achieving any financial goal
2 pages
How to Make Savings a Priority
2 Lectures 04:35
How to make savings a priority

Worksheet - Making saving money a priority
2 pages
Budgeting Strategies, Ideas and Tips
3 Lectures 06:57
Introduction to budgeting for kids

Additional age-appropriate budgeting strategies and tips

Budgeting tips for teenagers
Comparison Shopping and Tips for Staying Safe While Online
5 Lectures 06:46
Savvy online shopping and safety tips

Additional savvy online shopping and safety tips

Checklist - Online shopping and safety tips
1 page

Checklist - Tips to protect your children while they shop online
2 pages

Checklist - How to Find the Best Deals Online
1 page
Age-appropriate money earning strategies
11 Lectures 22:19
The secrets to earning money

10 tips for your child to create a bright financial future

Checklist - 10 tips for your child to create a bright financial future
1 page

Age-appropriate chores and paying allowance

More age-appropriate chores and allowance strategies

Checklist - Age-appropriate chores
1 page

Checklist - 6 Reasons why your teenager should (maybe) get a job
1 page

Seven things to consider when your children starting a new job

Checklist - Seven considerations when starting a new job
1 page

10 Money-making ideas for high school students

Checklist - Money-making ideas for high school students
1 page
Credit Cards, Credit Reports and More
5 Lectures 12:53
Understanding credit bureaus and credit reports

Checklist - List of credit bureaus to obtain a free copy of your credit report

How to pay off credit card debt painlessly

The debt reduction pyramid explained

Example of the debt reduction pyramid
Investments Explained
13 Lectures 17:28
Taxable verse tax-deferred accounts

Which type of account to invest money

The investment pyramid of long-term prosperity

Investment Pyramid of Long-Term Prosperity
3 pages

How are taxable and tax-deferred accounts similar to fish tanks?
5 pages

Worksheet - The history of taxes and tax freedom day
5 pages

Worksheet - How much money should to invest to reach a specific goal?
2 pages

Worksheet - Rule of 72 explained
2 pages

Worksheet - How inflation affects your investments
2 pages

Introduction to the different types of investments

Investment options explained

Checklist - Investment options explained
1 page

DRIP - How dividend reInvestment programs work
9 pages
Saving for College
4 Lectures 10:20
How to painlessly save for college

How to estimate the future cost of college

Why select a 529 plan

529 plans explained
About the Instructor
Andy LaPointe
3.8 Average rating
6 Reviews
58 Students
4 Courses
Trainer, Educator and Consultant

Andy is a full-time lifestyle entrepreneur working out of his home office in a small town in Northern Michigan. He owns several online and offline businesses.

Prior to leaving the corporate world in 2009, he spent 15 years as a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), mutual fund wholesaler and Series 7 stockbroker.

During his corporate days, he was responsible for training Registered Investment Advisors (RIA) on multi-generational wealth building and wealth preservation strategies in seven Midwestern states.

Since leaving the corporate world, Andy has focused his time on building a health and wellness business that his wife started. Since 2009, his products have won 26 national food awards and are distributed in 42 states in the United States and in five countries across the globe.

In addition, he is the author of 24 books on the subjects of personal development, small business consulting, entrepreneurship and wealth management. He has been quoted in numerous publications and websites including Bank of America, American Express Small Business and more. Andy is a frequent speaker and has spoken to audiences ranging in size from 5 to 1,500 participants.

He is a strong believer in giving back to the community and is involved in local volunteering and is very active in his local community.

His favorite quote is “Help as many other people get what they want and you'll be able to enjoy all life has to offer" Author Unknown