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Interview with Rachel Cruze, author of Smart Money Smart Kids - MPSOS152

By Steve Stewart

Interview with Rachel Cruze, author of Smart Money Smart Kids Rachel Cruze is a speaker, debt-free evangelist, part-time co-host of the Dave Ramsey show, known for being the inspiration behind the book “Careless at the Carnival”, and is soon to be a NYTimes best selling author for a book to be released on April 22, 2014 - Smart Money Smart Kids.  MoneyPlan SOS listeners wanted to know what she thought about these questions: Chris Pilon from Dadrenaline podcast: Aside from not paying commission, what did your parents do when you or Denise or Daniel did not do their chores? Karen Austin posted on Facebook: We have 8 year old twins and they earn money for household chores. We've been heavily focused on savings plus tithing, but feel we need to let them spend a little. Did Dave let you have spending money? Was it a percentage of what she earned?  Garnet Eldred (who shares the same birthday as me) asked: What does she use her 'blow' money on? Stephanie Reed wants to know: When did she start her own budget? And did her parents make her buy her own clothes and toiletries, etc. to help her learn how to budget before she left the nest? If so, what did she think of it and what would she change? Josh Levitt: We all struggle keeping up with the budget, not over spending or some aspect of being financially Smart. What is the toughest part of "sticking to the plan" for you personally? Kim Nice had a bunch of questions, but I only had time for one: What kind of vacations do you go on? Jen McDonough (aka: @TheIronJen): Do you see entitlement in the younger generation as being more or less than the parental generation? Scott Maderer: What is the Number 1 piece of advice you’d give for raising kids that will become great ADULTS?    Special thanks to @MrJoshuaBrown and ArunWisconsin for the 5-star iTunes reviews.     Your next money challenge Find as many opportunities to show your kids how you SAVE money. The ratio for how many times my daughter sees us spend money to save money is about 1,000 to 1. There are many more opportunities for her to see us pay for something but she never gets to see the money going into our bank account, mutual funds, or 401(k). Some suggestions: Put coins in a piggy bank (I have a coin jar) Take physical dollars to the bank Have them click "send" for your mutual fund or online savings account  

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