We have cited the original thoughts and ideas of others to the best of our ability on this site and in our books. There are many concepts that are now standards of youth financial literacy. These guidelines are not cited. Please let us know if we have forgotten to cite or have incorrectly cited someone or something, and we’ll do our best to correct any transgressions. No omission is intentional.

The Art of Allowance book and associated material is intended to be a practical framework for giving your child an allowance to put him/her on a path to becoming a money-smart, money-empowered child while also addressing larger themes like the role of money in society and the proliferation of stuff in our lives. For that reason, this book may cause you to reevaluate your own financial plans. Please consult with a financial or investment professional before engaging in any decisions that might affect your own financial well-being.