Parents have one of the greatest challenges out there. Money and financial wellness are crucial to ensuring your child’s future, and add to this challenge. This isn’t just about saving for tuition or investment planning — but how do you talk to your kids about money? As a parent himself, Chad Jones is no stranger to this dilemma. He’s not afraid to ask things like “what would my child say if I asked them to define what ‘rich’ means?” or “how does emotion vs. rationality affect my child’s decision making process?

Chad’s proud to provide his interesting stories, insights, and ideas for educating children about financial wellness. He’s been with Allen & Company for over 5 years, and is a certified financial planner who has also served in the U.S. Armed Forces as Finance & Accounting Officer.Read More About Chad


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Kids & Money Lesson 10: Defining Rich What if I was a Lemonade Stand?

What if I was a Lemonade Stand? Elementary: Last week we talked about running a lemonade stand. Ask your kids: Did you notice that we needed to discuss the cost of the stuff (money going out) we used before we talked about how much we needed to make (money coming in)? And if we spent more on […]

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Kids & Money Lesson 9: Defining Rich Lemonade Stand

Elementary: Have your kids figure out what supplies are needed for a lemonade stand. Help them come up with at least the following list: cups, lemonade mix, water, napkins, signs. If they think of more, great! Now help them determine how much the supplies will cost (expenses). Remember, you want them to come up with as […]

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Kids & Money Lesson 8: Defining Rich Show me the Money!

Elementary: Make two columns on a sheet of paper. Title the left column ‘Income’ and write down how much money comes into your household each month. Title the left side ‘Expenses’ and list the following expenses with the corresponding amount: Home, Car, Groceries, Electricity (you can do more if you’d like) Have them figure out how […]

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Kids & Money Lesson 7: Defining Rich the Core Lessons

In Gary Keller’s book The Millionaire Real Estate Investor, he mentions what he calls Nina’s Rule. Nina was a personal trainer, hired by Gary, who always sought to correct a client’s posture before venturing into assigning certain exercises to meet the client’s desired end-state. Gary tells us that Nina believed a good (or bad) posture […]

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Kids & Money Lesson 6: Defining Rich Relational Budgeting

Last month we shared a game dealing with a SWEEPSTAKES scenario to help you understand the importance of communication when you want to make the best decision for all involved.  This concept applies to teaching kids how to work with others when it comes to money – a hard lesson usually learned as adults.  Here’s […]

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