On today’s episode of the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek talks to NBC “Today Show” editor Jean Chatzky about her National Money Talk Night event and her new book, Not Your Parents’ Money Book: Making, Saving, and Spending Your Own Money.
Jean discusses many talking points of the National Money Night Talk event, including the right money topics to discuss with your children depending on their age and whether or not parents and schools have been doing enough to educate children on finances. She also talks about many topics in her book such as allowances and whether or not kids in general have a solid grasp on costs of everyday items.
Not Your Parents’ Money Book, Jean Chatzky: S03E22 / 97
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Table of contents
[00:00] Introduction from Tom Dziubek
[00:36] Interview with Jean Chatzky
– [00:52] The National Money Night Talk event
– [02:26] Schools and financial literacy
– [03:33] Talking to middle school kids
– [05:15] What’s important to convey to high schoolers
– [06:09] Discussing finances with college kids
– [07:24] Reception of National Money Night Talk
– [07:40] What kids are asking about the economy
– [09:09] Allowances
– [12:14] Expected incomes’ effect on the way kids plan for their future
– [14:28] Kids’ understanding of the costs of everyday items
– [15:55] The three C’s of shopping
– [16:53] When kids should be exposed to credit cards
– [17:47] Other concerns and questions that kids have
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Updated February 6, 2012 and originally published September 19, 2010. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.