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MONEY LESSONS FOR KIDS
by Sandy Plone, Ph.D.
From L.A. Times Business Section
October 8, 2008
By Scott J. Wilson
Since adults seem to make plenty of mistakes with their money, Themint.org
financial literacy website to keep teenagers from doing the same .The
aim is to help teens learn how to earn, save, budget and invest money.
This youth-friendly website is filled with colorful graphics, polls, and
playful quizzes such as “When will you be a millionaire?”
Articles address such topics as the pros and cons of credit cards, what
to expect in a starting salary and the risks and rewards of various investments.
There is also a section for parents offering tips about giving allowances
and using everyday experiences to help kids understand money, as well
as outlining some lessons for teachers to use creating a sample budget
or teaching about the stock market. This seems like a timely resource
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