McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Imparting the importance of saving money to children, teens and young adults is no small challenge. A few good websites, however, offer tips on how to start saving at an early age and take a responsible attitude toward personal finance.
401Kidz: Covers a variety of saving and investing programs for children, and parents with children; www.401kidz.com/investment/typesofinv.asp.
American Credit Foundation: Spotlights steps parents can take to teach children about saving and personal finance. www.americancreditfoundation.org/teaching-children.php.
The Mint: Features five “tricks” for parents to teach kids about saving money; www.themint.org/kids/saving-tricks.html.
MoneyInstructor.com: Discusses saving habit techniques in three categories by different age ranges; www.moneyinstructor.com/art/teachchildren.asp.
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission: Offers talking points and illustration ideas designed for adults teaching children about saving and investing; www.sec.gov/investor/students/tips.htm.