Category Archives: Parent Conversations

What Financial Advice Do Kids Remember?

Remember that parents play an important role when it comes to personal finance (recent US Bank study found that 55% of college students identified their parents as the number one influence when it comes to money matters).  Kiplinger writers asked their children what they remembered when it came to parental advice.  Some of the best advice they received: Continue reading

Parental Advice: Use Everyday Events to Teach Kids About Money

NGPF was recently featured in MoneyWatch article:

“When my daughter graduated elementary school and got her first phone, I took the chance to dive into the phone bill,” says Tim Ranzetta, founder of NextGenPersonalFinance.org, which offers personal-finance educational materials for high-school and college students.

With his daughter, now age 12, Ranzetta emphasized that data usage drives the total monthly cellphone bill, which is why it is worth using Wi-Fi networks whenever they are available.

The article lists nine everyday situations that are “learning opportunities:”  I have listed NGPF activities that can help in the learning process: Continue reading

Survey: What Do Parents Think About Paying For College?

Survey from Discover had some interesting results.  This might be a good way to get students to go home and ask their parents a similar set of questions that this survey contained.  You could have students respond anonymously and then tabulate results for the class and compare to this national survey.

Here is a summary of the survey results: Continue reading

Survey: What Are Parental Beliefs About A College Education?

Survey from Discover had some interesting results.  This might be a good way to get students to go home and ask their parents a similar set of questions that this survey contained.  You could have students respond anonymously and then tabulate results for the class and compare to this national survey.

Here is a summary of the survey results: Continue reading