5 Fun Ways to Teach Kids About Money

You can help your children spring into financial literacy by incorporating money talks with enjoyable activities.

April is Financial Literacy Month—the perfect opportunity to teach kids about money as we inch towards summer. They'll want to go to waterparks and baseball games with friends and enjoy other activities, and they should learn now how they can afford to do all those things. In teen lingo, I understand that kids are all about "swag," and I agree—kids really do need SWAG. However, the swag I'm referring to isn't sass or attitude. It's Savings With A Goal.

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Marguerita M. Cheng, CFP® & RICP®
CEO, Blue Ocean Global Wealth

Marguerita M. Cheng is the Chief Executive Officer at Blue Ocean Global Wealth. She is a CFP® professional, a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor℠ and a Retirement Income Certified Professional. She helps educate the public, policymakers and media about the benefits of competent, ethical financial planning.