This book does an incredible job at recommending ways to start teaching your kids about money and how to become independent in money management so much younger then you ever thought was possible. That is my favorite part of this book. Most of us wait until the children are older to start making them manage money on some level. But, after this book, I realized how easy it really is to implement steps to start teaching young children how to manage it. The book provides realistic information and advice on how to have your kids functioning completely independent with money management throughout their teen years. Clothes, entertainment, all of it. Very few kids are able to do this in a college setting and even most adults don’t have this mastered. This information has helped us lay out a plan with our children so that they do become masters of living within a budget before they leave our home. Thank you for this information and advice on how to set up this plan.
I really appreciated how this book gave good advice for teaching even very young children, in age-appropriate ways, how to manage money, including how to save for something they want until they’ve got enough to pay for it in cash. I also appreciated that the authors gave the caution that if you try to copy their system *exactly*, it’s not going to work. The magic comes with grasping the essentials and then customizing the specifics to work with your own family.
We are raising a generation who feel entitled to have what their parents have. Foreclosures, credit card debt…all of this can be attributed to excessive spending, impulse buying, and wanting it all NOW. The Shroyers have figured out and implemented a solution to ward off this problem in their own home and, in writing “Investing in Your 401(K) Kid,” want to share it with all of us. Through a little dose of humor and a lot of ingenuity, this book introduces a concept that is totally out-of-the-box, challenging us to think differently about how to teach our kids a valuable life lesson. This is a must-read for all parents, whether your kids are 2 or 20.
My husband and I have never been the greatest money managers but we were never taught how to manage money either. What a terrible travesty! Life would have been so much easier if we had been taught how to save,give and spend wisely! This book will teach you how to teach your kids just that. We have recently paid off all of our debt using Dave Ramsey’s program for debt and money management and this book would make him proud!
I will be implementing this program in my home and although I know there will be some tough life lessons during the process I welcome the teachable moments with my children so they don’t fall prey to the lures of debt and the slavery it can and will bring to their life if they don’t learn these lessons now! GREAT BOOK!!! I highly recommend it to anyone with children ages 3 and up!
This is the book I wish my parents had had when I was a kid. This is the book that would have allowed my parents to learn what they needed to know (yep–it’s good for adults, too, even though Tracie and Bret don’t say that in their description!) to help me. This is the book that *has* helped me.
And it can help you, too–whether you need to learn for yourself, or so that you can help a child. It’s smart, well done, easy to use and incredibly important. We adults need to be smarter about money, and all of us need our kids to be so; our future depends on that.
You might wonder who Bret and Tracie are. I know I would have if I’d stumbled on the book all by myself. What’s more important, though, is who their kids are. And I’ve met them and spent time with them… they really *are* amazing kids who earn their own money and buy their own stuff, and seem to really like it that way. That Bret and Tracie have raised them using, among other things, the strategies they put in their book makes it beyond relevant…it’s practical and 100% doable. They’re not preaching, they’re living it.
Give yourself and/or a child you love the gift of the learning in this book. You’ll be amazed at the goodness you find inside it.