Early on, children need to be taught to recognize and manage finances. It is intended that he can appreciate the importance of money and not waste it. Educating children about financial management from the most simple.
Habits are taught since childhood, will imprint on the child until he grew up later. The process can be initiated by introducing money to children.
Children may not get much financial education when they were in school, because it was the parents who play a major role in this regard. Different levels of the child’s age, it is also different way of teaching.
Here are tips for parents on how to teach children about finances according to age levels, following his review:
1. Children aged under five
Children begin to develop habits and beliefs about money they look at the time the youngest age that may not have thought of. Some experts argue, the right time to start teaching children about money is between the ages of 3 to 5 years.
Remember, your child might see when you make a payment for each purchase. At this time, the majority of transactions made with debit and credit cards. The concept may be difficult for children to understand early age.
The use of cash is more easily understood. Make sure that you are more likely to use cash when shopping, at least the time with your child. Allow your child to hand over the money to the cashier, and teach them making change after shopping.
In addition, most children at this age like to pretend. You can use the game to pretend to give lessons about money.
For example, has a shop with goods for sale, the child can become a shopkeeper and you can buy goods from them using play money or real money. This suggests buying goods or something that is desired to be in accordance with the money you have.
2. Age mid- or pre-teens
Children aged between 6 and 12 years usually begin doing its own observations about money and the world around them. Your job increased slightly while they are at this age.
Explain perceptions and spending money to them. Because when they see items owned by his friend and they had none, then the children were likely to want to have and buy it. This is the opportunity and the time to explain financial concepts.
Almost no one can buy everything they want, so we have to make a choice. If we buy the goods, then we also do not have to buy other goods.
If you’re going to make a major purchase for your child, such as a computer or a bicycle, do research together to find the best quality at the best price. Encourage children to think of quality problems of goods to be purchased, so that goods can be used long-lasting and not disposable.
At this age, you can start giving pocket money to them. When they want to buy something, helped engineer the purchase of the desired goods by saving, so if you want something they have to save first and spend the money if the savings are fulfilled.
The right time to open a savings account in the child is aged 12 years and over, even at this age still need a parent in terms of signatures and approvals.
Teach about the use of the card, it does allow your child to make their own financial decisions while they are still living under the same roof with you.
But in this way you can still monitor the financial activities. If they make a mistake, you can help them to learn from those mistakes.
As people age, teach them about budgeting. Not all the money they had to be used. Saving education should be more intense at this age, let them know they need to save some of the money that is held for the preparation of future costs such as the cost of education or if they have the desire to buy private vehicles such as motorcycles or cars.
Teaches children about finance and budgeting will help them avoid mistakes that may have to do and will make their lives easier and better in the future.