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Friday, August 10, 2012

Book Review - Raising Financially Confident Kids by Mary Hunt

About The Book:

"Kids grow up and leave home to make their own way in the world. That's the way it's supposed to be. But these days, 85 percent of them come back to live with their parents because they're broke and in debt. Don't let this happen to you. Read Raising Financially Confident Kids today, put Mary Hunt's simple, time-tested financial plan for kids into action tomorrow, and you'll be on your way to growing money-smart kids!"—Dr. Kevin Leman, New York Times bestselling author of Have a New Kid by Friday
One of the most important lessons you can teach your kids is how to handle their money. Unfortunately, for most of us, giving our kids a financial education is an afterthought. Where do you start? And what if you don't feel financially confident yourself?

In Raising Financially Confident Kids, financial expert Mary Hunt draws from solid statistics and her own hard-won knowledge and experience as a mom who made it back from the brink of financial ruin to help you teach your children how to handle money responsibly. From preschool through the teen years, every stage of your child's development is covered, including how to talk to them about money at each age, how to help them start saving money and giving it away, and how to avoid the pitfalls of easy credit and a culture built on debt.

Money can't buy your children happiness. But giving them the skills to manage their money will allow them to take control of their future and work toward successful and satisfying lives.

Where was Mary Hunt with this book when I needed her about 20 years ago!!!  I love my boys, but they are the world's worst money managers, and I really think I could have gotten them on the right track with this brilliant little book.

Mary Hunt has put together a great collection of ideas and advice here on something I think every parent should need to know - how to make their kids understand how money works. 

It doesn't matter if they are 10, 20, 30 or up - a lot of kids these days just don't have a realistic grasp on the ins and outs of money, and Mary addresses this in this easy-to-understand book.  She lays out a simple way to get your kids involved in money-making decisions at an early-ish age, and gives sound advice on how to keep them on the right track into their adult years.

I highly HIGHLY recommend this book!

About The Author:

Mary Hunt is an award-winning and bestselling author, syndicated columnist and sought-after motivational speaker who created a global platform that is making strides to help men and women battle the epidemic impact of consumer debt. She is founder and publisher of the interactive website Debt-Proof Living, which features financial tools, resources, and information for her online members. Her books have sold more than a million copies and her daily newspaper column is nationally syndicated through Creators Syndicate, and is enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of Everyday Cheapskate readers. Hunt speaks widely on personal finance and has appeared on shows such as Good Morning America, Oprah, Dr. Phil, and Focus on the Family. She and her husband live in California.

Check out her website at www.debtproofliving.com

My thanks to Baker Books for the review copy of this title.  I was not compensated for my opinion.

Available August 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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