Book Giveaway: Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not) by Beth Kobliner

I’m giving away a copy of Beth Kobliner’s Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not). Beth’s excellent new book gives you proven strategies to make your kid smarter than you are about money–and it’s never too early to start, since even preschoolers can understand the basics.

To enter to win, leave a comment here on my blog (not my Facebook page). Make sure to include your email address, which won’t show up with your comment, but I’ll be able to see it. Comments are moderated, so it may take a little while for your comment to show up.

The winners will be chosen at random Friday night. Over the weekend, please check your email (including your spam filter). If I don’t hear from a winner by noon Pacific time on Monday, his or her prize will be forfeited and I’ll pick another winner.

Also, check back here often for other giveaways.

The deadline to enter is midnight Pacific time on Friday. So–comment away!

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  1. Allison higgins says

    Would love to help my kids learn to be smart about money! Thanks so much!

  2. Sherelle Craven says

    Liz, your articles and advise are always so informative and spot on! Thank you!

  3. Liz – I am looking to start money lessons with my kiddos, so this is perfect timing!

  4. Noel Cabello says

    I would appreciate a great learning tool for my child.

  5. This would be great for my 11 yr old daughter & I to read together !!

  6. Jeff Williams says

    This would be great- thanks!

  7. Mark Hensen says

    Liz, We’d love to have both our 18 yr. old high school senior and our 9 yr. old read and learn from this new book. Thanks for the opportunity.

  8. Looking forward to getting this book for my niece!

  9. Conveniently I just read a good review about this by a fellow PF blogger. I’d love a copy.

  10. Financial education and planning for the future is a missing piece from everyone’s education. I wish I could have been mentored in my youth to make better decisions; we need to get this information out for our future generations to learn. Thank you for putting it out there.

  11. Melissa calkins says

    My kids and I were just discussing this. We would love to add this to our homeschool library!

  12. Money is more difficult to talk about than sex because at least with sex it is natural, but money is a mystery that has to be studied.

  13. I think it’s great that resources are available to teach out kids not to make the same money mistakes we did.

  14. Anthony Moreno says

    I’m already planning to educate my children to be smarter about money than I was growing up. This book would help out. Thanks.

  15. I have 6 grandkids, whose parents (2 sets) seem to always have money problems. I would love to give them an opportunity to learn that they do not have to follow in the same pattern. Thank you for the opportunity.

  16. My younger (55yr old) brother just passed. He left a LOT of money to his young adult children and they don’t know it, yet. I KNOW their mom has never talked to them how to take care of $$ or even what a budget is. Since I am the executor of my bro’s estate, I have already sat my niece & nephew down & told them that they are going to need to take some classes (that should be, but aren’t taught in public schools) to learn about finance & budgets….I try to advise them on long term, rather than instant gratification and I HOPE some of my ideas will rub off on them. I am so afraid that the money that my brother worked so long and hard for, will go through their fingers in a short time. Even if I don’t win this book, I will be looking into buying it for them.
    I am so thankful that my own kids took after me & don’t live beyond their means.

    • Liz Weston says

      So sorry for your loss. You did well with your kids. Most inheritances do disappear pretty quickly, unfortunately, but we can hope for the best. The interesting thing about personal finance classes in school is that many states do have such requirements…and they don’t seem to do any good. Learning about what a budget is or how a credit card works apparently doesn’t lead to people saving any more or managing credit any better when they leave school. What does seem to work is just-in-time education–giving people the information they need when they need it (such as when they start their first job)–and making the right behavior the default option, like auto-enrollment in 401(k)s. Another huge factor is what children learn before they’re seven years old–surprisingly, many attitudes about life and money are already baked in by the time kids start third grade.

  17. Glenda Bossow says

    I would actually give this to my step-daughter, who has a good start on teaching her sons how to handle money, but I know she’d really appreciate the help!

  18. Just what I’ve been looking for, it’s a great way to start.

  19. Sounds like a good read…..

  20. Bonnie Rorabaugh says

    We didn’t get to first base with our daughter, so we sure would like to
    have our grand daughter AND her husband (a spender) sit down together
    and read and learn from your book.

  21. Liz – This is a great idea. Thanks!

  22. Would love to have my kids handle money better than I have.

  23. Sheila Miller says

    Better to teach kids before they get used to taking all your money!

  24. This book sounds like it could be very helpful!

  25. You’re never too young (or old!) to learn how to delay gratification and the life long value of living within your means. This would be a great introduction for my grandchildren into personal finance and life responsibilities.

  26. Yolanda Gutierrez says

    Thanks Liz, we hopefully have given my son some money information we felt he should use, but as always if read from a book and suggested from someone like you would be just another great step.

  27. Mary Ellen kaluza says

    I’m a fan of Beth Kobliner! I’d love to have a copy of her book.

  28. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! Just starting smart money practices with our two year old. This is perfect timing!

  29. My toddlers love putting money in their piggy banks – i’d love a copy of this.

  30. It would be great to learn how to make it easy for them