Kids and Money: Giving Them the Savvy to Succeed Financially (Bloomberg Personal Bookshelf (Paperback))

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If you've ever worried about whether your child will handle money responsibly and become self-sufficient, worry no more. Jayne Pearl shows you how to "gimme-proof" your kids to help them develop the discipline they ll need to manage their own finances.

It includes great advice from parents, psychologists, teachers and other experts on allowances, getting to kids to want to save instead of forcing them to do so, transforming shopping trips from battles to fun learning experiences, innoculating them against questionable values the acquire from the media and friends, and helping kids land their first job.
For parents of kids anywhere from preschool to college, this book is a rich resource for launching your children on the road to financial success.

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About the Author:

Speaker and author Jayne A. Pearl has been a business reporter and editor for more than 25 years. She worked for "Forbes" magazine, colaunched "Family Business" magazine, and has written extensively on corporate finance, family business, and economics.

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The author offers parents a three-hour crash course in raising money-smart kids with a book full of tips--from how to handle money to how to find that first job. It's all sound advice, but Pearl's monotone reading makes this no-nonsense guide to kids' finance a little dull. Quoting experts and sharing personal anecdotes fail to enliven an otherwise bland presentation. Pearl presents so much information in this abridged version that the listener may want to hear short segments to fully absorb all the useful material. In small doses, Pearl's reading is informative, rather than tedious. (The tape package includes a booklet of money-smart tips and a bibliography for further reading.) H.L.S. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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