Vital Financial Concepts To Teach Children

Learning at home is the starting point for teaching children about money. These eleven key personal concepts should be explained and experienced by children as they are growing up:

  1. Saving
  2. Budget
  3. Loan
  4. Debt
  5. Interest
  6. Credit card
  7. Taxes
  8. Investment
  9. Stock
  10. 401(k)
  11. Credit score

The age at which these concepts are taught will vary.

For additional information on teaching vital personal finance concepts to children, click here.

Teaching Suggestions

  • Have students describe how they learned about these concepts.
  • Have students conduct a survey among young consumers to determine their knowledge of these topics.

Discussion Questions 

  1. What additional personal finance concepts might be added to this list?
  2. What actions might parents take to teach these concepts to their children?


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