Money Topics

Talk Well

When we talk at home about money in honest and caring
ways, we're better prepared to help children and teens make
better money choices.

Why Talk About Money With Your Child or Teen?

So your child or teen can make good—or better—money choices.

How to Talk to Your Child or Teen About Money

  • Ask questions about money.
  • Find out what he or she knows about money.
  • Don't criticize how your child spends money.
  • Ask where your child learns about money.

How to Talk About Money When It's Hard

  • Talk with other parents first. Get their perspective and ideas.
  • Think about what you want to say before you say it.

Why Talk to Your Child or Teen About Money Stress?

  • Kids can learn from their parents.
  • You can reassure your child or teen.
  • Kids sometimes have good ideas on how to solve problems.

Helpful Ways to Solve Money Problems

  • Cut back on spending.
  • Seek help from others.
  • Find other resources.
  • Talk with others.

Money Topics for Parents:

12 Key Financial Topics to Cover With Your Children and Teens.