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A Parent's Guide and Map to Money Talks with Kids, Question 4

by Team Sammy

Today's Question

Have a money talk with kids today, January 16, 2024.

We've reached the midpoint of the month. We're 4% into the new year. It is a wonderful day to check in and check up on progress. To raise a financially responsible and successful child, you want teach them to learn to monitor and assess their progress in saving, managing money, and goal attainment.

Today's question might be something like:

  • How is everything going with your 2024 savings goal?

Build the Conversation With These 10 Questions

If your child or children engage with today's question, here are five follow-up questions a parent might ask their child:

  1. I'm curious, how are you keeping track of your progress?

  2. Do you have a special way of figuring out where you stand on your savings adventure?

  3. Have you faced any challenges so far?

  4. Have you've discovered anything yet that makes saving money toward your goal easier or more fun?

  5. Have you thought about ideas on how to earn extra money to save more?

  6. Are there any friends or family members who are also saving money that you might share tips with and encourage each other to reach your savings goals?

  7. What do you enjoy most about the process of saving money?

  8. Are there any new things you've learned about money and saving that you find interesting or surprising?

  9. If you could give advice to someone else who wants to start saving, what would it be?"

  10. Is there anything else you'd like to share about your savings journey? Any exciting plans or new goals for the future?

Summary of Prior Questions

Q1 - Have you set a savings goal for 2024? (NOTE: LinkedIn Post)

Q2 - If you were to save $500 this year, how would you do it? (Insert your own number)

Q3 - How often do you think you should make deposits to your piggy bank or savings account to stay on track to reach your savings goal?

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