||Talk openly about money with your kids. Communicate your values and experiences with money. Encourage them to ask you questions, and be prepared to answer them – even the tough ones.
||Explain the difference between needs and wants, the value in saving and budgeting and the consequences of not doing so.
||Set up a chore chart and give your children an allowance for completing their tasks. Require them to save at least a small portion each week. The three jars method, one for spending, one for saving and one for charitable contributions is a good way to impart a sense of responsibility.
||Open up a savings account at your local bank for your children and take them with you to make deposits, so children can learn how to be hands-on in their money management
Be an example of a responsible money manager by paying bills on time, being a conscious spender and an active saver. Children tend to emulate their parents' personal finance habits.
Crown Financial Ministries has some additional advice on how to teach your kid's about money - including tithing and giving money - click here to read more.
Today is "Teach Your Children to Save Day" ... Here are a few tips from American Bankers Association Education Foundation ...