Are your kids gritty? I don’t mean all-day-beach-adventure gritty, but mentally gritty? Grit is a learned character trait. It’s something that separates the ordinary from the extraordinary. So what exactly is grit?
It’s never too late to raise your financial IQ, and it’s definitely never too early. If you haven’t taught your teen anything about money, there’s still plenty of time.
Investing isn’t something we’re taught in school. In fact, finance in general usually isn’t taught in school. I don’t blame the schools, because most teachers don’t feel qualified to teach such a class. There are plenty of other reasons why finances aren’t taught in schools.
I see headlines on blogs all the time like, “giving your kid an allowance is the worst thing you can do.” I’ve also seen headlines promoting the opposite. I’ve seen things like, “stop paying your kids for chores,” as well. And I’ve read all of them. They all have something in common.
I grew up in the “we don’t talk about money” generation. Actually, it seems like that’s been every generation. My parents didn’t talk about money, but their parents really didn’t talk about money. Somewhere along the way it became the norm to keep kids in the dark about the family finances.
Board games. What better way to connect as a family, have some fun, and learn a thing or two? Well, the games on this list may aim to teach your kids more than a thing or two.