Janet Bodnar addresses everything from curing a case of the gimmies and determining allowance levels to budgeting, earning and saving.
Library Journal - Library JournalBodnar--a senior editor of Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine and, as "Dr. Tightwad," author of a nationally syndicated column--has written another wise and witty tome on teaching children financial responsibility. Similar to Dr. Tightwad's Money-Smart Kids, this new book gives advice on choosing an allowance, considering pay-for-chores, dealing with advertising, distinguishing wants from needs, answering questions on family finances, budgeting, and saving. Bodnar also points out that the most important part of teaching children the value of money is setting an example as a parent. The practical advice, web resources, and helpful organizations she presents will help parents deal with the demands of constant financial temptations and, at the same time, teach their children about money and choices. Public libraries will want to purchase this for parenting collections.--Susan C. Awe, Univ. of New Mexico Lib., Albuquerque Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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I strongly recommend this if your kid has trouble managing money. I recommend it even if they don't because it has loads of great suggestions! It's a bit long (about 300 pages) but they fly by. It's the first book of its kind that includes everything (with a capital E) about money management - from the stock market to paying bills to setting up a clothing allowance. It's mainly written for adults, but I'm in the sixth grade and I read it from cover to cover. I strongly recommend this book.