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Off-Site: Beth Kobliner: Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You're Not)

The first 50 guests to RSVP to this event will receive a complimentary copy of Beth's book,  Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You're Not). Must be present to receive copy. Literati Bookstore will be on hand for additional sales.

This event will be co-hosted with Michigan Jump$tart Coalition, an organization dedicated to increasing the prominence of personal financial literacy and promoting the teaching of personal finance. The Michigan Coalition (a non-profit volunteer organization), is comprised of public, private and non-profit organizations. Beth will be introduced by James Studinger, Chair of Michigan Jump$tart Coalition. 

Eventbrite - Beth Kobliner: Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You're Not)

Did you know your child’s basic money habits are formed by the age of seven? Research shows that even preschoolers can understand basic money concepts.

For the first time since her groundbreaking New York Times bestseller, Get A Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties, personal finance journalist, financial literacy advocate, and author Beth Kobliner hits the road to give talks about her important, new book for parents and teachers and share fresh insights on how to teach kids money smarts.  Her wise, practical, and relatable advice is detailed in her new book, Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You're Not).  It turns out the key to raising a money genius isn’t to teach that four quarters equal a dollar or how to pick a stock. Instead, it’s about instilling values that have been proven to make people successful—not just financially, but in life: delaying gratification, working hard, living within your means, getting a good education, and acting generously toward others.

 More specifically, Kobliner explains why allowance isn’t the Holy Grail when teaching your kid to handle money, and why after-school jobs aren’t always the answer either. She offers insight on the right age to begin the “money talk” (earlier than you think) and what you shouldn’t tell your kids.  Other lessons in Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You'e Not) include: why doling out a wad of cash can actually be a good parenting move, why paying your kid for chores can turn him into a slacker, and when to introduce credit cards. Along with the latest research from the fields of behavioral psychology, economics, and personal finance, Kobliner shares her stories and offers valuable tips to help any kid develop good money skills, a strong work ethic, and a solid financial future.  Instilling good money practices early can mean the difference between a life of economic stability and one fraught with financial worry.

Event date: 
Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
343 S 5th Ave
Ann Arbor District Library: Downtown Library
Ann Arbor, MI 48104