Kids Get Money-Smart

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The Washington Post

A growing number of parents are realizing the importance of teaching children financial responsibility, and a variety of programs, media and marketing tools are helping them follow through. Finance Park, an expanding Junior Achievement program aimed at middle schoolers, uses hands-on learning and role-playing to teach financial resource management. Computer games, videos and toys for younger children can entertain while they teach about money, saving and budgeting.

Only nine states require personal finance instruction for high school graduation, although legislation to require it has been introduced in seven more states. April 15,