Author Archive: Jill Suskind

Jill Suskind, M.Ed. is a 25-year veteran public school teacher. Since 2007, she has been working with parents and their teens, providing innovative, practical, and effective resources and guidance for preparing teens for adulthood with positive money habits and attitudes. You can learn more about her work at

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Giving the Gift of Great Money Skills to our Teens

Giving the Gift of Great Money Skills to our Teens

| November 7, 2012 | 882 Comments

We all want the teens in our lives to grow into adults who thrive. Adults who lack money skills are compromised from the beginning.    Why? Money problems make people feel like victims. Money problems restrict our options. Money problems cause stress and even poor health. Money problems cause breakdowns in important relationships in our […]

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Predicting Your Teen’s Financial Future

Predicting Your Teen’s Financial Future

| October 16, 2012 | 475 Comments

It’s common to think that the teenagers in our lives will be fine in the area of money, and that there’s not much we can do to help them with this. We figure, it’ll be okay, and just like we made it, so will they.  The catch is that money management skills give your teen […]

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A New Allowance System for Financial Literacy

A New Allowance System for Financial Literacy

| October 4, 2012 | 780 Comments

Parents are our teens’ primary financial educator. Yet, we do relatively little to support parents in this area. We don’t even have a contemporary collective agreement on what great parenting in this area looks like.  One thing we DO know is that the way WE were taught about money does not work anymore.  We can […]

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Why We Avoid Talking to Teenagers About Money

Why We Avoid Talking to Teenagers About Money

| September 21, 2012 | 1,002 Comments

Talking about money is usually the LAST topic we enjoy discussing with the teens in our lives. It’s often a matter that sparks tension and frustration. To make it even less productive, our culture says it’s okay to avoid the subject.  That makes the matter of teaching our teens to manage money in a substantive […]

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Is Your Teen’s Allowance Causing Poor Money Habits to Grow?

Is Your Teen’s Allowance Causing Poor Money Habits to Grow?

| September 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you give your teen an allowance, but you don’t like what he or she is doing with it, then your child might just be practicing bad money habits!  Habits are hard to break.  All too often, most parents are unintentionally allowing their teens to practice poor money habits and attitudes with their allowance.   […]

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5 Laws for Parents Teaching Financial Literacy

5 Laws for Parents Teaching Financial Literacy

| August 22, 2012 | 670 Comments

For better or worse, these aren’t laws in the legal sense. No one will arrest a person for not raising children with excellent money management habits. I’m talking about the laws of nature that operate when we set out to raise teens with financial literacy.  Laws such as the Law of Gravity, Murphy’s Law, and […]

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