It’s back to school season, so let’s have the #MoneyTalk

With every new school year, your kids get closer to the time when they’ll live their own financial lives. It’s a good time to think about how kids are learning sensible money habits, in school, at home, and in the community. For younger kids, maybe their classroom exercises feature math and money. For teens, they may be able (or even required) to take a personal finance class. Schools, educators, and other organizations offer chances to explore financial games, apps, clubs, and activities. Parents can be a powerful ally in helping these money lessons take root, because research shows that parents have the strongest influence on the way their kids think about money.

Join us next Tuesday, August 27 from 1-2 p.m. ET on Twitter. Just follow along with the hashtag #MoneyTalk; we’ll be joined by folks from Kids.gov and the Jump$tart Coalition.

Let us know if you’re coming by emailing us at FinancialEducation@CFPB.gov.

Got questions about age-appropriate activities for your kids? Just Ask CFPB or submit a question of your own. It’s never too early to help your kids make smart money choices – and it’s never too late.

 

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