Money Smart Teens: Teach Your Children the Art of Money
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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.
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|Section 1: Introduction to Raising Money Smart Kids|
How to be a good example regarding moneyPreview
Understanding the real value of moneyPreview
Invite your child to become your assistantPreview
Checklist - Invite your child to become your assistant
Two tips to stop fighting over money in your household
Five additional tips to stop fighting over money
Checklist - Seven tips to stop fighting over moneyPreview
Money milestones - Age-appropriate money skills
Checklist - Money milestones by age
|Section 2: Powerful Goal Setting Strategies for Kids|
Strategies to helping your children with goal setting
Understanding the benefits of goal setting for child
Worksheet - Goal Setting Worksheet
Worksheet - Goal Setting Worksheet Completed Example
How to Prioritize Goals
Worksheet - How to Prioritize Goals
Creating S.M.A.R.T. Financial Goals
Worksheet - SMART Financial Goals
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
Checklist - A Step-by-step guide to achieving any financial goal
|Section 3: How to Make Savings a Priority|
How to make savings a priority
Worksheet - Making saving money a priority
|Section 4: Budgeting Strategies, Ideas and Tips|
Introduction to budgeting for kids
Additional age-appropriate budgeting strategies and tips
Budgeting tips for teenagers
|Section 5: Comparison Shopping and Tips for Staying Safe While Online|
Savvy online shopping and safety tips
Additional savvy online shopping and safety tips
Checklist - Online shopping and safety tips
Checklist - Tips to protect your children while they shop online
Checklist - How to Find the Best Deals Online
|Section 6: Age-appropriate money earning strategies|
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
Age-appropriate chores and paying allowance
More age-appropriate chores and allowance strategies
Checklist - Age-appropriate chores
Checklist - 6 Reasons why your teenager should (maybe) get a job
Seven things to consider when your children starting a new job
Checklist - Seven considerations when starting a new job
10 Money-making ideas for high school students
Checklist - Money-making ideas for high school students
|Section 7: Credit Cards, Credit Reports and More|
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
|Section 8: Investments Explained|
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
How are taxable and tax-deferred accounts similar to fish tanks?
Worksheet - The history of taxes and tax freedom day
Worksheet - How much money should to invest to reach a specific goal?
Worksheet - Rule of 72 explained
Worksheet - How inflation affects your investments
Introduction to the different types of investments
Investment options explained
Checklist - Investment options explained
DRIP - How dividend reInvestment programs work
|Section 9: Saving for College|
How to painlessly save for college
How to estimate the future cost of college
Why select a 529 plan
529 plans explained
Andy is a full-time lifestyle entrepreneur working out of his home office in a small town in Northern Michigan. 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 23 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, 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