It's natural to want your kids to have a secure future. But when it comes to teaching the next generation how to handle money, parents are failing. Still there is hope! Financial expert Mary Hunt shows parents how to raise kids who have a healthy relationship with money-even if the parents themselves have made financial mistakes along the way or are struggling financially right now. Drawing from solid statistics and her own hard-won knowledge and experience, Hunt helps parents protect their children from the financial pitfalls of easy credit, an attitude of entitlement, and our culture's chummy relationship with debt. From preschool through the teen years, every stage of a child's development is covered, including how to talk to them about money, how to help them start saving money and giving it away, and how to manage money wisely.
Mary Hunt is founder and publisher of Debt-Proof Living(R), which has 35,000 print subscribers. Her books have sold more than a million copies, she is the financial columnist for Woman's Day magazine, and her daily newspaper column is syndicated through United Features. Hunt speaks on personal finance and has appeared on shows such as Oprah, Good Morning America, Dr. Phil, and Focus on the Family.