Families around the country are encouraged to sit down and talk about money and financial responsibility on September 16, 2010 in honor of National Money Night Talk. In a joint effort by American Express and Jean Chatzky, parents can visit www.moneynighttalk.com to make a pledge and get prepared to have “the money talk” with their kids by accessing exclusive Jean Chatzky videos, FAQs, talking points and resources endorsed by the Council for Economic Education.
This free online resource is available in three different tracks based on age: middle school, high school and college. So parents with young adults ready to head off to school can go online now to start and sustain the money dialogue.
How to Participate in the National Money Night Talk
- Visit www.moneynighttalk.com.
- Watch the main video, read the faqs, and get the scoop.
- Take the pledge and decide you’ll make a little time for this dialogue.
- Download the toolkit(s) appropriate for your child(ren) — middle school, high school or college.
- Have the talk on September 16th, 2010.
How to Enter the $50 Giveaway
In celebration of National Money Night Talk, I’m hosting a giveaway around family finances! I want to know from you, what is one tip you have given your teen or young adult on ways to manage money better? Post your answers in the comment section and enter to win a $50 Amazon.com Gift Card, courtesy of American Express. I will pick one winner this Thursday at noon central time. American Express will mail the prize. Please use a valid email address.
In addition to winning the prize, American Express will pick their favorite tips from this giveaway to post on the National Money Night Talk website! Write your comments in today.