What Kids Should Know About Money and When

Money Milestones by Dan Kadlec
  • Ages 3-5 A child should come to understand that you need money to buy things; you earn money by working; you may have to wait before you can buy what you want; there’s a difference between what you want and what you need.
  • Ages 6-10 understand that you must make choices about how to spend your money; you should shop around for the best deal; it is dangerous and costly to share too much information online; putting your money in a bank account will protect it and earn interest.
  • Ages 11-13 understand that it is smart to save 10% of what you earn; entering credit card or Social Security numbers online puts you at risk of identity theft; the earlier you save the more you’ll have in the long run; a credit card is a loan and you will owe more than you spent if you do not pay your bill in full each month.
  • Ages 14-18 understand that college is expensive and you should choose a school and student loans based in part on your career expectations; you should avoid using credit cards for things you cannot afford in cash; you pay taxes on your income and should budget for take-home pay, not gross pay; a great place to save and invest is a Roth IRA.
Quoted from & Read more: http://moneyland.time.com/2012/01/09/money-milestones-what-kids-should-know-about-money-and-when/#ixzz1j5Dic0kw
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What Kids Should Know About Money and When
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