6 steps to financial independenceBut whether you were born for it, or you need to work at it, every kid (and adult!) deserves the opportunity to learn two key lessons that will help them achieve the best possible outcomes in their financial lives (and avoid some of the common pitfalls).The problem is that the 'to do' list is almost laughably basic and simple. Remind them to continue looking until safely across.• Teach kids - particularly teenagers - to put phones, headphones and devices downwhen crossing the street.
With kids starting back to school, now is the perfect time for a refresher course on walking safely.“Parents know to teach their children to look left, look right and look left again before crossing the street, but that’s just the beginning,” said Diana Starace, injury prevention program coordinator at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) and coordinator, Safe Kids Middlesex County.


I was fascinated when our maths teacher showed us just what compound interest could do for our bank balances. Every child is different, but, developmentally, most kids are unable to judge the speed and distance of oncoming cars until age 10.• If kids are walking when it’s dark out, teach them to be especially alert and make sure they are visible to drivers.





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