My Thrifty Toddler Already Knows How to Save

How young is too young to teach kids about money? We started with our daughter at 2, and our easy-to-use, three-piggy-bank method taught her, and us, a lot.

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When I got my first job at a pizza restaurant in high school, my parents taught me a lot about money. Before my first paycheck hit my pocket, my dad helped me open a checking and money market account. Why did he do this? To teach me the value of saving money.

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Josh Monroe, CFP®, ChFC
Associate Wealth Adviser, CI Brightworth

Josh Monroe is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner and a Chartered Financial Consultant designee who listens actively and plans thoughtfully to help clients achieve their goals. He joined the CI Brightworth team in 2019 as a Financial Planner. Before CI Brightworth, Josh spent eight years at a leading insurance and investment firm in a variety of roles, including compliance and supervision. Josh is passionate about financial planning and making complex concepts easy to understand.