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Raising money wi$e kids…4 ways they get their info and what we can do about it

As part of my work with Pigs Can FLY, the national campaign for financial literacy I founded, I was a speaker yesterday on ‘Raising MoneyWi$e Kids’ at the MONEYWI$E Women™ Conference in Tacoma. Founded by Marcia Brixey, these conferences have been going on for about four years. This one was sponsored by Key Bank and State Farm Insurance, along with local Realtors and attorneys.

90+ women gathered to learn (more) about wills, insurance, mortgages, business (finance and marketing) and how to use goals and planning to move towards more financial security.

My session on kids focused on where kids (from 3 to 23) get their ideas about money and where, as caring adults, we can step in and make a difference. I had Moms, Grandmas, Aunts, Sisters, 4H Leaders and other service providers in the room.

So what do you think we came up with for the four sources?

Next posts we’ll take them one at a time. Meanwhile, if you are interested in attending or sponsoring a MoneyWi$e Women’s Conference check their website.

About the Author
Linda Keith CPA is an expert in credit risk readiness and credit analysis. She trains banks and credit unions throughout the United States, both in-house and in open-enrollment sessions, on Tax Return and Financial Statement Analysis. She is in the trenches with lenders, analysts and underwriters helping them say "yes" to good loans. Creator of the Tax Return Analysis Virtual Classroom at, she speaks at banking associations on risk management, lending and director finance topics.