The basics of parenting take up so much time and energy that teaching children about money often falls by the wayside. But in a world where financial illiteracy has become a crisis, and where many kids remain financially dependent well into adulthood, giving your children financial education is more important than ever.
When Clint Greenleaf became a father, he wanted to impart financial education to his children. His two morst recent books, The Three Little Pigs Learn to Give, Save and Spend and Beyond the Piggybank focus on building financial literacy within children. Through his books, workshops and speeches, Clint inspires and builds the next generation to be financially literate, competent and ultimately successful stewards of their money.
The Three Little Pigs Learn to Give, Save, and Spend
The Big Bad Wolf is back, and he’s blowing down houses in the forest, one by one. The Three Little Pigs hatch a plan to help other animals weather the Wolf ’s mighty lungs. They start a building company, offering strong homes built of brick, just like theirs. Demand is high for the brick homes the Pigs build, and their business becomes a success. Now they need to figure out what they should do with their hard-earned profits.
Beyond the Piggy Bank
In Beyond the Piggybank, Clint Greenleaf — entrepreneur, CEO, CPA, and father of three — reveals what he learned in a survey of all the best literature and resources on children and money. He realized that there’s no “right” way to teach children about finances; instead, he decided to build a framework—a checklist of the important areas to cover, from allowances and earning money to saving and banking, that every parent can to tailor their own situations and values.
After encouraging parents to explore their own financial values and level of financial literacy, Greenleaf begins a chapter-by-chapter exploration of the framework, delivering further reading and resources along they way. By the book’s end, you’ll feel ready to make most important investment you’ll ever make: the time and effort you put into your child’s financial education.