Posts by Money Mentors

Tips for Answering Children’s Money Questions

Below are some suggestions for answering questions your children may have about money:   Take their questions seriously Children’s money questions provide a valuable teaching opportunity for parents/guardians. Show them their inquiries are important and valuable by taking them seriously.   Think before you speak Children often ask very challenging questions about money. It’s okay…

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Children’s Allowances: Questions & Answers

Parents/guardians may choose to provide their children with an allowance to help them learn how to manage money. An allowance, combined with financial education, can help children learn to prioritize their spending, save for future goals and learn about financial responsibility. An allowance can be a difficult thing to start because there are many questions…

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Ella Earns Her Own Money

Written by Lisa Bullard – Illustrated by Mike Moran – Ella wants a soccer ball but does not have enough money to buy one. She decides to earn her own money. Ella does extra chores and makes bracelets to sell to her friends.  Will she have enough money to buy the ball in the end?…

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Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees!

Written by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos – Illustrated by Gustavo Mazali – Money is growing on trees! It is a dream come true for Tommy, the central character in this illustrated children’s story. Tommy initially enjoys having everything he wants but quickly learns that when there’s nothing left to want life isn’t so great. Maybe working hard…

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My Rows and Piles of Coins

Written by Tololwa M. Mollel – Illustrated by E. B. Lewis – This beautifully illustrated children’s book tells the tale of a young boy saving money for a bicycle. Set in Tanzania during the 1960s, the central character exhibits unwavering motivation and determination in his goal. He diligently saves for a long time and finally…

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