If only I would have known then what I know. If I could have a dollar for ever time this phrase has been thought, we would be able to pay off our national debt. Many times we wish we could go back to ourselves as teenagers and give ourselves advice. The question is, would you listen to yourself?
Here is an even better question. If you could go back to being a teenager, would you do something different with your finances to put yourself in a better place now? We all know the answer. Life Leadership has done it again! They have solved two problems in one with their new book, Financial Fitness for Teens.
The first problem solved is they have created a resource for an important topic that seems to be left out of our schools today. If we look around we see everyone, even the “leaders” of our country, as clueless to financial common sense. The second problem they solve, is they present the information in a fun, interesting way and it doesn’t come from their parents who we know, from previous experience, they will be reluctant to listen to.
Financial Fitness For Teens breaks down 6 steps getting off to the proper start at an early age and covers why financial education is not taught in schools. The 6 steps are:
1. Understanding Money
2. Making Money
3. Saving Money
4. Giving Money
5. Investing Money (What Most People Don’t Know)
6. Spending Money
A must read for every adult to determine when to give to their child. It is even appropriate for that 20+ son or daughter who still hasn’t figured it out and is still mooching off you. I have added to my mission getting this book in the hands of as many youth as I possibly can. The only way to get out of our national debt crises is to start out with the proper education of the future leaders of our country.
Enjoy, Steve Leurquin