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More than the Math: Why Parents Need to Teach Kids About Money


Money is a subject that can be difficult for parents to talk about with their kids. It's often seen as taboo, or something that should only be discussed behind closed doors. But the reality is, money is a crucial life skill that every child needs to learn about.

Teaching kids about money builds confidence

Most students aren't receiving financial literacy before graduation. It's up to us to teach them and make sure they're building healthy financial skills in the classroom or right at home.


Money skills go beyond simply knowing how to count and save. They also encompass things like responsible spending, building a budget, taking out loans, saving, and credit management. All of which are essential life skills that will help our kids succeed as adults. So let's break the silence on money and start having these important conversations with our kids today. They'll thank us for it later.


The early years are the best time to start teaching kids about money.

Starting young is key when it comes to teaching kids about money - research tells us that financial habits are established at seven years old! At this early stage of life, children have the capacity to learn and understand complex concepts such as budgeting, planning and making wise economic choices. It's important to instill in them the value of money, the importance of saving, and how to make sensible yet smart spending decisions. Investing time in teaching your children financial literacy can pay dividends in the long-term: ensuring they develop sound core values regarding money management. Now is the best time to equip our kids with these essential skills; let's give them a head-start in establishing positive financial habits for a bright future!


We ask "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Let's help them get there.

As a parent, it's important to instill a strong work ethic in your children. Money doesn't grow on trees - they need to understand where it comes from and how it's earned. By encouraging our children to work hard and save their money, we're setting them up for success in the future. FitMoney provides free resources for families, like the new $uperSquad program, to explore future career paths and the steps they can take to make it there.


Kids can learn about money with FitMoney's $uperSquad program


Teaching kids about budgeting, saving, and investing will set them up for success.

Educating children on the fundamentals of budgeting, saving and investing is one of the most important investments you can make in their future success. Teaching children early on how to recognize, understand and manage their finances not only gives them control of their financial destiny as they grow into young adults and beyond but also gives them the skills to make sound financial decisions. Building these foundational concepts from a formative age gives kids confidence in making these decisions which in turn leads to better outcomes. Investing in our children’s financial literacy will give them an invaluable edge for becoming stable and successful citizens for generations to come.



It is never too early to start teaching kids about money and gaining financial literacy. Making sure they understand where money comes from and how to budget, save, and invest it properly is essential in setting them up for success down the road.


Parents can take a hands-on learning approach with their children with the help of FitMoney’s free resources that cover topics such as spending, budgeting, understanding credit basics, and much more! All activities can be done on a personal level or with the whole family.


Teaching kids to budget is a lifelong skill

Investing in your child’s financial knowledge now can have long-term positive impacts down the road. Take action and explore FitMoney's programs today!

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