By Chuck Myers, McClatchy-Tribune News Service –
Imparting the importance of saving money to children, teens and even young adults is no small challenge.
A few good websites, however, offer tips for parents and kids alike on how to start saving money at an early age and take a responsible attitude toward personal finance.
Here are just a few:
—401Kidz: Covers a variety of saving and investing programs for children, and parents with children. http://www.401kidz.com/investment/typesofinv.asp
—American Credit Foundation: Spotlights steps parents can take to teach children about saving and personal finance.http://www.americancreditfoundation.org/teaching-children.php
—The Mint: Features five “tricks” for parents to teach kids about saving money. http://www.themint.org/kids/saving-tricks.html
—MoneyInstructor.com: Discusses saving habit techniques in three categories by different age ranges.http://www.moneyinstructor.com/art/teachchildren.asp
—U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission: Offers talking points and illustration ideas designed for adults teaching children about saving and investing.http://www.sec.gov/investor/students/tips.htm