"To a surprising and refreshing extent, the authors look to the broader philosophies of self-help books like Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power of Positive Thinking and even Watty Piper’s popular children’s book The Little Engine That Could. The authors make money matters a reflection of personal attitudes toward life in general: “Focus on filling your subconscious mind with uplifting and motivational thoughts. Think positively about what you can accomplish.” In clear and concise chapters, the authors dissect basic financial ideas like “Show your kids how to set and achieve personal goals” and “Teach persistence to overcome failure.” This general tactic effectively counteracts the negative reaction to the whole idea of getting children to care about money.
A compact and multidimensional financial manual for kids that should profit many adults as well."
- Kirkus Reviews [READ FULL REVIEW]
The book works forward from early age ranges so that, by the time children are old enough to have part-time jobs, they will be encouraged to set up their own savings accounts and automatically set aside portions of each paycheck.
Other teaching techniques—like implementing a monthly chore day to earn money by completing tasks that go beyond kids’ everyday responsibilities—are practical introductions to financial concepts. At its strongest when it offers specific strategies, the book’s advice is easy to reference thanks to end-of-chapter checklists and an extensive index.
Kids Get Rich is a good starter guide for parents looking to teach their children basic principles of sound money management while refreshing their own financial knowledge in the process.
- Reviewed by Charlene Oldham, Foreword Clarion Reviews. 4/5 STARS [READ FULL REVIEW]
"Teaching kids to GET RICH is like teaching them anything else. It's a process. You help them build skills and teach strategies in stages, appropriate to their age level. The goal is to help kids develop effective habits.
Our incomes were on the rise, but we were making a lot of financial mistakes. So we decided to become educated, financially. We wanted to teach our kids a better way to live. And we wrote a book about it." – Gina Plytas