At some point, your little birdies are going to dive out of the nest and directly into a hurricane of credit offers, career decisions, and spending temptations.
Prevent a financial nosedive by teaching them money must-knows before they fly—without the eye-rolling.
|Zibkids makes starting a business fun and easy(and free). Kids pick from a menu of business ideas (from jewelry design to the traditional lemonade racket), and Zibkids provides a guide, a biz-card template, flyers, a website, and a neat profit-tracking tool. Best for elementary- and middle-schoolers.|
|Tykoon digitizes the family economy, turning “Buy me this!” into a lasting teachable moment. Families negotiate tasks and rewards (some financial, some not). Kids can save for short- and long-term goals, and share their spending and giving decisions with parents and parent-approved friends. Tykoon is free and geared toward eight- to 12-year-olds.|
|My Classroom Economy is a program that helps teachers create a “mini-economy” for their students. There are no boring classes—it’s fun, natural, and designed to complement, rather than replace, the existing curriculum. Share this free resource with your kid’s teachers—grades K-12.|
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