Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday: time with family, a license to eat endlessly, football (Go Seahawks!) and pumpkin pie. I always feel good this week, and I wanted to spread that goodwill by giving thanks to a few great resources that have been instrumental in helping inform my own understanding of youth money smarts. In keeping with the spirit of the holiday, none of these resources have paid for this posting. In fact, they won’t know about this post until it goes live.
First National Bank of Dad by David Owen – Thanks for helping me to really understand the importance of giving your kids monetary freedom and for doing it in a very funny way. I can’t recommend this book any more highly.
The Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy – Thank you for being the ultimate resource for everything related to kids and money smarts. We are proud to be a member of this terrific organization.
FamZoo – Thank you to Bill Dwight for convincing me that teaching kids to make choices with virtual money was just as important as doing the same with the physical stuff.
Networks Financial Institute – Thank you for introducing me to the concept of Emergent Financial Literacy. I even wrote about this resource in my post about financial education for kids last week.
The Money Mammals and I want to wish everyone a healthy, happy Thanksgiving this Thursday. Thank you for reading this blog. I’ll be back next week. I’m off to see if I can delay the gratification of a third piece of pumpkin pie.