Episode 131: Can Apps Teach Kids About Money?

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Do money apps for kids really work, or is cash better for teaching kids how to budget? 

 Concept for mobile apps.

Rebecca, Andrea, and Amy are all finally back in the studio! Summer is definitely over, so it’s time to get back to business, and talk about kids and money. Can apps teach your kids about money? And do kids really need debit cards, or should they just have cash? Some of the apps we’re talking about are pretty cheap (one even has a free version), but is it worth it to pay $6 or even $9 a month just to monitor what your children are spending?

Episode Links

Apps and Websites That Teach Tweens and Teens About Money, by Cheryl Winokur Munk – The Wall Street Journal

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How To Give Stock As A Gift With Stockpile, by Amy Oztan – Amy Ever After

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The Equifax FAQ: You’ve got questions, I try to give you answers, by Bob Sullivan – BobSullivan.net

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Money (But Were Afraid to Ask) – Freakonomics Podcast

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