The Penny Hoarder’s Ultimate Guide to Teaching Your Kids about Money

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April is Financial Literacy Month, but you might not realize it if you have school-aged kids. Only 17 states require personal finance education — and nearly a quarter of states received a failing grade in financial literacy.

That leaves it up to you to teach your kids about money, whether you’re an expert or not. Fortunately, we’re here to help so you can look like the expert, at least in your kids’ eyes.

Our Best Articles on Teaching Kids About Money

Teaching your kids about financial literacy can seem a bit overwhelming — where do you even start? Here’s the best advice we’ve found to help you set your kids up for a bright future.

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Advice From Money Experts

  • No one wants a toddler who throws tantrums whenever they don’t get their way or a teenager who doesn’t appreciate what they’ve been given. (Er, we assume.) If you want to raise money-savvy kids who aren’t spoiled, try these nine tips.
  • What do your kids do with cash gifts from birthdays or holidays? Here’s what Suze Orman recommends.
  • We found a book club your kids will actually enjoy. And it’s all about money.

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Dana Sitar (@danasitar) is the Branded Content Editor at The Penny Hoarder.