Get Your Grandkids in the Giving Spirit by Volunteering Together

Spending time together helping others is one of the greatest gifts a grandparent can give their grandchildren, and it pays off in so many ways. Here are some ideas to help get you started.

A teen bags trash in a field with other volunteers.
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You can’t discuss handling money responsibly without discussing the concept of giving.

Charitable giving is a subject close to my heart and something I have emphasized to my children, and now with my grandchildren, since they were young. It is an opportunity for you to impart your personal values to your offspring. My mantra is: You are not your money, you are your values.

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Neale Godfrey, Financial Literacy Expert
President & CEO, Children's Financial Network Inc.

Neale Godfrey is a New York Times #1 best-selling author of 27 books, which empower families (and their kids and grandkids) to take charge of their financial lives. Godfrey started her journey with The Chase Manhattan Bank, joining as one of the first female executives, and later became president of The First Women's Bank and founder of The First Children's Bank. Neale pioneered the topic of "kids and money," which took off after her 13 appearances on "The Oprah Winfrey Show."