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Teach life skills

As a mom, I set out to teach my kids about money. What they learned reached far beyond dollars and cents. My children learned essential life skills like confidence, decision-making and responsibility. This mom learned that it wasn’t about the money at all. 

When our kids graduated from high school they had 13 and 15 years of hands-on practice with their own money–a valuable financial education that didn’t cost us a cent.

Lynne Finch is a parent writing for parents 

She is the author of the MCA award-winning book, The No-Cash Allowance. As a mother, she created the system to teach her own kids how to manage money as a number. She blogs and speaks about kids and money. She is also co-founder of Finch & Coonen, a collaboration to prepare the next generation. As a proud grandmother of four, she enjoys watching her grandchildren grow up using the no-cash allowance strategy. Her keen insight into the world of children resulted in several award-winning stories for children. She has received numerous awards for non-fiction as well as adult fiction. Her published writing includes how-to, humor, and opinion pieces.