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Make Your Kid a Money Genius

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A guide for parents that offers the ‘financial facts of life’ for kids 3 to 23


As parents, we’re game to tackle almost any topic with our kids. Sex? No problem. Drugs and drinking? Check. But money? That’s another story.

We lie. (“Sorry, honey, I don’t have any money on me.”)
We worry. (“College tuition costs WHAT?!?!”) 
We procrastinate. (“I’ll open a 529 account next year, for sure.”)
And we bury our heads in the sand. (“Birthday gifts? Swim lessons? I’ll put them on my Visa!”)

But our kids aren’t fooled. Even preschoolers can understand basic money concepts like spending and saving, and a study from Cambridge University confirmed that kids’ money habits are formed by age seven. In other words, it’s time to have that talk.


Making Your Family Better at Personal Finance” —New York Times
7 Things You Shouldn’t Tell Your Kids About Money” —Business Insider
9 Ways to Make Your Child a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not)” —SheKnows
Your Child is an Untapped Gold Mine” —New York Post
For more press, click here.


    • TUES, FEB. 7, 2017
      NEW YORK, NY | 6:30PM
      Stephen Wise Free Synagogue

      30 West 68th Street
      New York, NY 10023
      RSVP here
    • THURS, FEB. 9, 2017
      ATLANTA, GA | 12PM
      Georgia Consortium
      for Personal Financial Literacy

      Six Concourse Parkway, Suite 800
      Atlanta, Georgia 30328
      Event details here
    • FRI, FEB. 10, 2017
      NEW YORK, NY | 12:30PM
      CBS Corporate

      51 West 52nd Street
      New York, NY 10020
      Private event
    • MON, FEB. 13, 2017
      NEW YORK, NY | 6:30PM
      Robin Hood Foundation “Unplugged”

      826 Broadway, 9th Floor
      New York, NY 10003
      Private event
    • WED, FEB. 15, 2017
      CHICAGO, IL | 7PM
      Family Action Network

      New Trier High School
      Northfield Campus
      Cornog Auditorium
      7 Happy Road
      Northfield, IL 60093
      No RSVP required
    • SAT, FEB. 18, 2017
      ANN ARBOR, MI | 2PM

      Ann Arbor District Library
      Downtown with Michigan
      Jump$tart Coalition

      343 S 5th Avenue
      Ann Arbor, MI 48104
      RSVP here

    • WED, FEB. 22, 2017
      NEW YORK, NY | 12PM
      Talks @Google

      76 Ninth Avenue
      New York, NY 10011
      Private event
    • THURS, FEB. 23, 2017
      DARIEN, CT | 7PM
      Darien Community Association

      274 Middlesex Road
      Darien, CT 06820
      RSVP here
    • FRI, FEB. 24, 2017
      LOS ANGELES, CA | 12PM
      Architects of Change:
      Lunch with Maria Shriver

      11440 San Vicente Blvd
      Suite 300
      Los Angeles, CA 90266
      Get tickets
    • SAT, FEB. 25, 2017
      Vroman’s Bookstore with
      California Jump$tart Coalition

      695 E. Colorado Blvd.
      Pasadena, CA 91101
      RSVP here

    • MON, FEB. 27, 2017
      SEATTLE, WA | 7PM
      Third Place Books with
      Washington Jump$tart Coalition

      17171 Bothell Way, NE
      Lake Forest Park
      WA 98155
      RSVP here
    • TUES, FEB. 28, 2017

      Book Passage Bookstore
      with California Jump$tart Coalition

      51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
      Corte Madera, CA 94925
      RSVP here

    • SAT, MAR. 4, 2017
      CHICAGO, IL | 9:30AM

      Donald E. Stephens
      Convention Center
      5555 N. River Road
      Rosemont, IL 60018
      Topic: “How We Teach
      Boys Vs. Girls About Money”

      Get tickets
    • MON, MAR. 13, 2017
      ST. LOUIS, MO | 7PM

      St. Louis County Library
      With Left Bank Books

      1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
      St. Louis, MO 63131
      See event details

    • SAT, MAR. 25, 2017
      NEW YORK, NY | 9:30AM

      Millennium Broadway Hotel
      145 W. 44 Street
      New York, NY 10036
      Topic: “How We Teach
      Boys Vs. Girls About Money”

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    • SAT, APR. 1, 2017
      PORTLAND, ME | 12PM

      Town & Country 2017 Money Conference 
      USM Abromson Community Education Center
      More details coming soon

    What people are already saying:

    “A much-needed, tell-it-to-me-straight book, written with wit and humor. I wish I’d had it when my kids were little—but better late than never!”

    Amy Chua, author of New York Times bestseller Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother and Professor of Law at Yale Law School

    “As schools continue to recognize the need for financial education, Kobliner delivers a master class for the most important teachers of all—parents. No question: Make Your Kid a Money Genius is required reading for families from every background.”

    Arne Duncan, former U.S. Secretary of Education

    “Can a book on money be fun for the whole family? This one is! Even better, it is full of wisdom, and a genuine public service. Beth Kobliner has produced a miracle. Your kids will profit from her amazing and brilliant book—and you will too.”

    Cass Sunstein, Director of the Program on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy at Harvard University and coauthor of New York Times Bestseller Nudge

    Just a few of the questions I’ll answer in the book:

    Just a few of the questions I’ll answer in the book

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