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Allowance Magic
Turn Your Kids Into Money Wizards

By David McCurrach
Kids' Money Press, 2003

If you want to get the most out of your kids' allowance,
you will want to read and use this book.

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Kids' Allowances:
How Much, How Often & How Come, A Guide For Parents

by David McCurrach
Kids' Money Press, 2000
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The Allowance Workbook:
For Kids and Their Parents

by David McCurrach
Kids' Money Press, 2000
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The Practical Investment Guide for Teens and Their Parents

by Emmanuel Modu & Andrea Walker
Gateway Publishers, 2000
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Wow The Dow
The Complete Guide to Teaching Your Kids How to Invest in the Stock Market

by Pat Smith & Lynn Roney
Fireside, New York, N.Y., 2000
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Dollars & Sense for Kids
What they need to know about money - and how to tell them

by Janet Bodnar
Kiplinger Books, Washington, D.C., 1999
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Money Doesn't Grow on Trees
Teaching Your Kids the Value of a Buck
by Ellie Kay

Bethany House - January, 2002

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Capitate Your Kids
by Dr. John E. Whitcomb

Penguin USA - June, 2002

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Capitate Your Kids
Teaching Your Teens
by Dr. John E. Whitcomb

Popcorn Press - April, 2001

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Money-Savvy Kids
Parenting Penny-Wise Kids in a Money-Hungry World
by J. Raymond Albrektson

Waterbrook Press - January, 2002

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Banking on Our Future
A Program for Teaching You and Your Kids About Money
by John Bryant, Michael Levin

Beacon Press - May, 2002

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Making Allowances
A Dollars and Sense Guide to Teaching Kids About Money
by Paul W. Lermitte, Jennifer Merritt

McGraw-Hill - July, 2002

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Kids, Parents & Money
Teaching Personal Finance from Piggy Bank to Prom

by Willard S. Stawski
John Wiley & Sons, 2000
Practical and fun strategies that parents, teachers, and mentors in all capacities can use to teach kids - and themselves - how to be financially savvy and, ultimately, secure.
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Kids and Money
Giving Them the
Savvy to Succeed

by Jayne A. Pearl
Bloomberg Press, Princeton, 1999
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In The Black:
The African-American Parent's Guide to
Raising Financially Responsible Children

by Fran Harris
Fireside, 1998

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Raising Money-Smart Kids (Complete Idiot's Guide)

by Barbara Weltman & Diane Harris
McMillan Distribution, 1999
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Dr. Tightwad's
Money-Smart Kids

How To Turn Your Kids Into
Super Savers, Savvy Shoppers
And Cautious Users Of Credit

by Janet Bodnar
Kiplinger Books, 1997

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Mom, Can I Have That?
Dr. Tightwad Answers Your
Kid's Questions About Money

by Janet Bodnar
Kiplinger Books, 1996

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Rich Dad, Poor Dad
What The Rich Teach
Their Kids About Money -
That The Poor And Middle
Class Do Not!

by Robert T. Kiyosaki
with Sharon L. Lechter C.P.A.
Warner Books, 2000
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Money Doesn't Grow
On Trees

A Parent's Guide To
Raising Financially
Responsible Children

by Neale S. Godfrey
and Carolina Edwards
Simon & Schuster, New York, 1994
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A Penny Saved
Teaching Your Children
The Values And Life Skills
They Will Need To Live In
The Real World

by Neale S. Godfrey
Simon & Schuster, New York, 1995
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Financial Parenting
Showing Kids That
Money Matters

by Larry Burkett and
Rick Osborne
Moody Press, 1999
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Simple Ways To Help Your
Kids Become Dollar-Smart

125 Ways To Teach Children
The Value Of Money

by Elizabeth S. Lewin and
Bernard Ryan, Jr.
Walker & Co, 1994
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Raising Money-Smart Kids
How To Teach Your Children
The Secrets Of Earning, Saving,
Investing, And Spending Wisely

by Ron and Judy Blue
Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1992
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The Lemonade Stand
A Guide To Encouraging
The Entrepreneur In Your Child

by Emmanuel Modu
Gateway Publishers, 1996
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Mary Hunt's
Debt Proof Your Kids

"An Interesting Thing Happened On The
Way To Getting A Financially Confident Life...
My Kids Got One Too."

by Mary Hunt
Broadman & Holman Publishers, 1998
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Kids, Money & Values
Creative Ways To Teach
Your Kids About Money

by Patricia Schiff Estess,
and Irving Barocas
Betterway Books, 1994
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The Totally Awesome Money Book
For Kids, Second Edition

by Adriane G. Berg and
Arthur Berg Bochner
Newmarket Press, 2002
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The Money Tree Myth
A Parents' Guide To Helping Kids
Unravel The Mysteries Of Money

by Gail Vaz-Oxlade
General Distribution Services, 1996
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Kids and Money
A Hands-On Parent's Guide to Teach
Children About Money Management
and Business Basics

by Michael J. Searls
Summit Financial Products, 1996
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Here's what the back cover of Kids and Money by Jayne A. Pearl has to say:

"Teach your kids the right money values and give them the priceless asset of financial independence. Jayne Pearl's Kids and Money is a superb tool to begin the process."
Steve Forbes,
president and editor-in-chief Forbes magazine

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

Teach your kids important skills, such as how to devise--and stick to--a budget, and how to avoid overspending and debt. Learn how to answer tough questions. Explore more than 80 on-line resources that let the whole family learn together. If your kids are college-bound, you'll find saving techniques from top financial advisors.

Get advice from parents, psychologists, and other experts on:

  • Teaching kids to keep track of their money--with piggy banks, checkbooks, and computers
  • Transforming shopping trips from "gimme" battles to cooperative goal setting
  • Inoculating kids against questionable values they acquire from the media and friends
  • Spotting and preventing problem behavior: credit-card abuse, shoplifting, teen gambling, and impulsive spending
  • Finding your most effective role in helping kids land their first job

For parents of kids anywhere from preschool to college, this book is a rich resource for putting your children on the road to financial success.

Jayne A. Pearl has been a business reporter and editor for almost twenty years. She worked for Forbes magazine, colaunched Family Business magazine, and has written extensively on corporate finance, family business, and economics. Her E-mail address is

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Here's the table of contents from Kids and Money by Jayne A. Pearl:

Part I - Planting Financial Roots
Tools for grounding kids with financial savvy, constructive financial habits, and positive financial values

Chapter 1: Making the Most of Allowance, Gifts, and Work
Chapter 2: Saving and Investing for Tots and Teens
Chapter 3: Teaching Accountability for Cash and Credit
Chapter 4: Guiding Little Big Spenders

Part II - Sprouting Financial Wings
How to launch your kids into the world and equip them to live financially independent and productive lives

Chapter 5: Getting Your Child to and through College
Chapter 6: Helping Your Child Nab the Right First Job
Chapter 7: Answering Sensitive, Nosy, Touchy Questions

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Here's what the back cover of Mom, Can I Have That? by Janet Bodnar has to say:

It starts with a cookie when the kids are still small enough to ride in the grocery store card, reaches a peak when they're sixteen and want wheels of their own, and includes hundreds of variations in the years between. In fact, it sometimes seems as if "Can I have that?" is the only question kids ask about money. As a parent, your answers run a fine line between too soft and too hard, and you may later feel you didn't choose the "right" answer. What can you do?

Ask, Dr. Tightwad!

The wise, warm, and witty Janet Bodnar, in her guise as Dr. Tightwad, tackles over a hundred questions that kids ask most frequently about money (and your financial situation!). They include:

  • Are we poor?
  • Can I have a raise in my allowance?
  • Why is a dime smaller than a nickel if it's worth more?
  • I lost my library book. Will you pay for it?

  • Why can't I have one? Everybody else does!

Bodnar indicates what your snap response to a give question is likely to be--"Do you think we're made of money?" --then offers Dr. T's "prescription." Each commonsense answer is a sensible decision, and a learning experience for your children. They'll learn about the value, and the values, of money--what's important and what's not.

Janet Bodnar (a mother of three) is author of Dr. Tightwad's Money-Smart Kids and senior editor of Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine. She also writes "Dr. Tightwad," the weekly column carried nationally by the New York Times Syndicate. Bodnar is a frequent guest on radio and television programs around the country.

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Here's the table of contents from Mom, Can I Have That? by Janet Bodnar:

Chapter 1: Why You Need a Snappy Comeback
Chapter 2: Mom, Can I Have That?
Chapter 3: Are We Rich or Poor?
Chapter 4: Gifts & Money Manners
Chapter 5: Kids as Customers
Chapter 6: The Color of Money
Chapter 7: The Main Event: Allowances
Chapter 8: Banks: Piggies to ATMs
Chapter 9: To Market, To Market
Chapter 10: The Teen Scene
Chapter 11: Losses & Loans & Penalties, Oh My!
Chapter 12: The World of Work
Chapter 13: Sensitive Issues, Sensible Solutions
Chapter 14: Dr. T's Final Rx

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Here's what the back cover of Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki has to say:

This book will...

  • Explode the myth that you need to earn a high income to become rich
  • Challenge the belief that your house is an asset
  • Show parents why they can't rely on the school system to teach their kids about money
  • Define once and for all an asset and a liability
  • Teach you what to teach your kids about money so they will benefit in ways you did not.
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Here's the table of contents from Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki:

There Is A Need

Chapter OneRich Dad, Poor Dad
Chapter TwoLesson One--
The Rich Don't Work for Money
Chapter ThreeLesson Two--
Why Teach Financial Literacy?
Chapter FourLesson Three--
Mind Your Own Business
Chapter FiveLesson Four--
The History of Taxes and the Power of Corporations
Chapter SixLesson Five--
The Rich Invent Money
Chapter SevenLesson Six--
Work to Learn--Don't Work for Money
Chapter EightOvercoming Obstacles
Chapter NineGetting Started
Chapter TenStill Want More?
EpilogueCollege education for $7,000

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Here's what the back cover of Money Doesn't Grow on Trees by Neale Godfrey has to say:

Are you worried about your children's financial future? Then whatever their ages, now is the time to each them the money skills they will need every day of their lives.

Neale S. Godfrey is not only an expert in family finance but also a parent who puts her advice to work in her own home. Chairman of the Children's Financial Network, mother of two, and a frequent commentator on national television, Godfrey has designed a unique program for kids--from those as young as three to those in their teens--that teaches them how to earn, save, and spend money wisely while it lets parents clearly communicate their family's values. Using age-appropriate exercises and concrete examples, Godfrey shows parents how to deal with such situations as:

  • Your teenager desperately wants a $75 pair of designer jeans, and there's only money in the budget for a moderately priced pair. Do you give her the money?
  • Your five-year-old wants an allowance. Should he get it if he doesn't do his chores?
  • Your daughter's best friend is going to Florida on vacation. How do you explain why your family can't go?
  • What and why do your kids need to know about your finances?

For parents who want to teach their kids the value of money and personal values, there's no better guide than Money Doesn't Grow on Trees.

Neale S. Godfrey is the former President of the First Women's Bank, founder of the First Children's Bank, and Chairman of the Children's Financial Network. She has appeared on CNBC and Good Morning, America and is an acknowledged expert on family finances. She lives in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey.

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Here's the table of contents fromMoney Doesn't Grow on Trees by Neale S. Godfrey:

Introduction: Why Your Children Must Be Fluent in Finance
1. What Kind of (Financial) Personality Do You and Your Children Have?
2. How to Teach Your Child the Basics of Money Management
3. When to Start Your Child on an Allowance
4. How to Help Your Child Set Up a (Successful) Budget
5. How to Introduce Your Child to the World of Banking
6. How to Use the World as Your Financial Classroom
7. How to Explain the Terrible Ts: Tipping, Taxes, Tickets, Tokens, and Tolls
8. How to Work with Your Teenager on Money Management
9. What Parents Need to Tell a Child About Their Own Finances
10. How to Negotiate Living with Your Adult Children
Epilogue: One Final Word--"Go Forth and Multiply"

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Here's what the back cover of A Penny Saved by Neale Godfrey has to say:

In her #1 New York Times bestseller, Money Doesn't Grow on Trees, Neale Godfrey showed parents how to teach their children about money: what it is, how it works, and how to use it effectively and responsibly. A Penny Saved expands on these essential life lessons for kids from preschoolers through teens and give parents a concrete structure to reach values and life skills. A Penny Saved show parents how to:

  • Use teaching games and exercises to create a safe "lab" where children can learn personal responsibility and accountability, and how to function effectively in the real world
  • Teach their kids what money can't buy: net worth and self-worth aren't the same thing
  • Communicate family values by using real-life lessons: why finding a wallet and not returning it is the same as stealing
    What your kids don't know can hurt them. A Penny Saved gives parents and kids the tools to deal successfully with the changes that life will inevitably send their way.

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