RBC Royal Bank: “Learning Money with Leo” Ipad App {$50 Visa Card Giveaway}

Learning Money with Leo (RBC)

It is never too early to teach children about the concepts and value of money and what it means to be responsible with ones finances. One of our responsibilities as parents is to prepare our children for their future and money sense can play a very important part of their education.

I recently had a chance to try out the RBC Royal Bank’s free Ipad app “Learning Money with Leo”  and I was enthusiastic to learn about a free tool that  helps teach our children about money in a fun and entertaining way.

This free Ipad app features Leo, a friendly lion that guides you through all of the eight games available in the app. Our favorites were the coloring book and read-along story.  I like the fact that you can personalize the app by adding your child’s name and creating a profile which is perfect when using this with multiple children.

It is very important for young children to know that money does not grow on trees or magically out of an ATM machine. They have to learn that people usually have to work to earn this money. The virtual sticker book allows children to earn coins while playing the games to buy the stickers, teaching this valuable lesson.

RBC Ipad app

I love the idea of having a piggy bank they can use to save money so they can help pay for their own toys or things they want.  I remember doing that when I was little and learning about the value of saving money I earned from helping with chores. It is a tradition that I intend to start with my  own son as soon as possible.

If you own an Ipad I definitely encourage you to download the free app  “Learning Money with Leo” (available in both English and French) and try it for yourself. Just type the app’s name on Itunes to download.

Now a question for you: Why do YOU feel it’s important to teach your kids how to understand and responsibly use money?

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Disclosure – I am participating in the RBC Learning Money With Leo program by Mom Central Canada on behalf of RBC Royal Bank. I received compensation as a thank you for participating and for sharing my honest opinion. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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132 responses to “RBC Royal Bank: “Learning Money with Leo” Ipad App {$50 Visa Card Giveaway}”

  1. Lexia — March 14, 2012 @ 4:35 pm (#)

    I feel I need to teach my children about money because one day they’ll have to provide for their own family & things just keep getting more expensive!

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  2. Brandon — March 14, 2012 @ 4:36 pm (#)

    So they don’t grow up to be financially responsible and not end up in debt spending frivolously

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  3. courtney b — March 14, 2012 @ 4:37 pm (#)

    i dont want them to think money grows on trees! they have to learn you have to earn your money

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  4. debh — March 14, 2012 @ 4:47 pm (#)

    Teaching kids early on about understanding and using money will help them to develop good spending habits and become financially independent.

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  5. Christina Ferguson — March 14, 2012 @ 5:15 pm (#)

    I think it is incredibly important to teach my children to save their money to purchase what they want rather than using plastic. Credit card debt is incredibly debilitating.

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  6. Krystal M — March 14, 2012 @ 5:33 pm (#)

    teaching my children the importance of saving money early on is beneficial to them because it teaches them responsibility and starts good spending habits

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  7. Rob — March 14, 2012 @ 5:35 pm (#)

    So they don’t make the same mistakes that you did!

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  8. Jonnie (JB) — March 14, 2012 @ 6:39 pm (#)

    I feel it’s important because financially responsible kids grow up to be financially responsible adults.

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  9. E Murray — March 14, 2012 @ 6:52 pm (#)

    I think it is important to teach kids about managing money because it is becoming more and more integral to start planning for our futures at even younger ages.

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  10. Bree — March 14, 2012 @ 6:54 pm (#)

    I feel it is important because if they understand it and are showed as children they will grow up to respect it more as an adult.

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  11. Clvn — March 14, 2012 @ 6:58 pm (#)

    So they will be responsible in the future

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  12. Karla Sceviour — March 14, 2012 @ 7:04 pm (#)

    I feel its very important to teach your kids about money and responsibility so that they grow up knowing how to save money and take care of themselves,,and not go into debt!
    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

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  13. Jennie Yuen — March 14, 2012 @ 7:10 pm (#)

    Kids need to learn to save and spend wisely as well as knowing the difference of need and want.

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  14. Belinda McNabb — March 14, 2012 @ 7:32 pm (#)

    Teaching my kid about money is important because I want him to be responsible with money when he grows up and understand the value of a dollar

    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  15. Jennifer — March 14, 2012 @ 7:33 pm (#)

    I never learned about money at all as a kid. I want my kids to learn about how to save and spend money responsibly. I don’t want them to be mired in debt.

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  16. Janette — March 14, 2012 @ 7:43 pm (#)

    Knowing how to handle finances is soooo important.

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  17. Jennifer D — March 14, 2012 @ 7:48 pm (#)

    I teach high school and on a daily basis I encounter students that have no idea how finances really work. It is scary to see people heading into the world not knowing that taxes will be deducted from their wages. I want my kids to be aware so that they know what they will be facing in the “real world.”

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  18. Rob Verrelli — March 14, 2012 @ 7:49 pm (#)

    It is important to learn about how to save and be responsible with money at an early age so kids can spend wisely and have something saved for college or what not when they become older. You can never start too early.

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  19. Mariyana Petrova — March 14, 2012 @ 8:25 pm (#)

    So to be responsible when they become older!

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  20. Glogirl — March 14, 2012 @ 8:58 pm (#)

    It’s important to teach kids about money as it lays the foundation for how they will handle money in the future. Teaching them when they are young builds financial management skills so they can be responsible with their money.

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  21. morgan danskin — March 14, 2012 @ 9:01 pm (#)

    we need to teach our kids how to be responsible with their money. I’ve been teaching my oldest as he earns money doing odd jobs. its a work in progress … we dont want our children to end up in debt!!

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  22. Rebby — March 14, 2012 @ 9:20 pm (#)

    It’s so important to teach kids the value of money because too many people these days take it for granted. Kids need to know to manage money NOW so that we can all have a financially secure world in the future!

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  23. Amy C — March 14, 2012 @ 9:24 pm (#)

    I feel that it’s important to teach my kids about money, so that they can budget and be financially responsible.

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  24. Lisa KH — March 14, 2012 @ 11:57 pm (#)

    It’s important to teach children about money because it is something that will impact their future. Learning the value of a dollar from an early age will help them throughout their life.

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  25. Emma — March 15, 2012 @ 12:40 am (#)

    I don’t live forever to take care of them. They have to learn to work/save to earn/buy things. What to give & what to pass.

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  26. stacey dempsey — March 15, 2012 @ 1:43 am (#)

    I think it sets them up for life with how they feel about money and use money, we started really young with them letting them use their own money and understand how it works . It has worked pretty well for the most part, one of my kids is not quiet as responsible with it as the other 2 but all in all they do really well

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  27. Doris Calvert — March 15, 2012 @ 2:05 am (#)

    They have to learn that money is earned and you have to work for it! If you want something that cost’s a little more you have to save for it, too many parents just buy kids what ever they want which in my opinion gives them a sense of entitlement.

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  28. Lisa — March 15, 2012 @ 6:14 am (#)

    Absolutely! We all learn at one point but it’s always good to talk about dreams and goals and how we can get there with savings

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  29. Trevor — March 15, 2012 @ 6:32 am (#)

    If I didn’t teach them…. who will?

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  30. angela m — March 15, 2012 @ 7:15 am (#)

    I Think it is important so they understand at a early age so they know how to be responsible with money
    thanks
    flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  31. Dreena — March 15, 2012 @ 7:38 am (#)

    It is important to teach them the value of the dollar and for them to become responsible with money throughout the years.

    Thanks.

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  32. nikki robak — March 15, 2012 @ 7:41 am (#)

    These are tools they need to help them budget when they go out on their own

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  33. Debbie Cahoon — March 15, 2012 @ 8:25 am (#)

    they need to know this in order to make ends meet when thay are totally responsible for their own finances. otherwise they’ll get so faar into debt they won’t be able to get out sometimes

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  34. Katrina Brady — March 15, 2012 @ 10:06 am (#)

    I believe it’s important to learn your independance when you are young. Especially if you are a girl. I wanted my kids to know that they can rely on themselves. I wanted their relationships to be developed with independance.
    I started giving them an allowance when they were five. We then had then put part of it in a jar and once a month we would deposit it to their bank account and they got to watch how it grew!

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  35. Nina Murray — March 15, 2012 @ 10:21 am (#)

    If they don’t learn as children they will have the stress of debt as adults, a growing trend in Canada.

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  36. gibberish (Julie G.) — March 15, 2012 @ 11:22 am (#)

    I think it is important for kids to learn the value of money – how to earn it & how to spend it wisely. Learning the difference between needs and wants & how you have to make choices is a life skill we all need.

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  37. Julie Lynn Bickham — March 15, 2012 @ 11:44 am (#)

    I think it’s important to teach my children the importance of money because these days times are tough. They need to learn to spend wisely and to save much as possible.

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  38. Leah — March 15, 2012 @ 12:42 pm (#)

    I feel it’s important because managing your money is a lifelong skill all people should learn

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  39. nancy lafrance — March 15, 2012 @ 12:46 pm (#)

    I believe it is best to teach children while they are young that way they can begin at an early age to learn how to handle money properly. Then later in life they won’t get into financial trouble.

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  40. Kelly Colby — March 15, 2012 @ 1:00 pm (#)

    It is so important so that when they grow up they already understand the concept and have seen it practiced by their parents

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  41. Cynthia Mollison — March 15, 2012 @ 1:08 pm (#)

    Kids need to learn the value of money, they need to know you need to work hard for it!

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  42. KatyEmanuel — March 15, 2012 @ 1:13 pm (#)

    It is important to teach kids about money so that when they are older they don’t end up way over their heads, drowning in debt. It sets them up for a good future.

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  43. Brandy — March 15, 2012 @ 2:23 pm (#)

    If we don’t teach them they will have no concept of how much things cost or how to budget. So many people blindly use credit and purchase things they can’t afford. Our kids need a strong foundation from a young age so they won’t make these same mistakes.

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  44. C Wilson — March 15, 2012 @ 2:23 pm (#)

    Because if you dont teach them then they will just fall into the common traps that young adults fall into and end up with a lot of credit card debt and no savings

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  45. Janet W. — March 15, 2012 @ 3:27 pm (#)

    It’s important for children to learn good spending habits and money responsibility very early on because it will help them through the rest of their lives. It will help them be responsible and independent and one day be able to care for their own family.

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    • Janet W. — March 15th, 2012 @ 3:28 pm

      I’m so sorry, just realized this is for Canada only. I’m in the US. Please delete my entries. Sorry about that!

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  46. Jennifer R — March 15, 2012 @ 4:23 pm (#)

    Children need to understand that there is a difference between “need” and “want”. Being financially responsible is all a part of that.

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  47. Maegan Morin — March 15, 2012 @ 6:00 pm (#)

    I just want my kids to know that money is hard to come by and that you have to work hard if you want anything.

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  48. Talex — March 15, 2012 @ 6:18 pm (#)

    Financial responsibility is an important life skill.

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  49. Teresa McKerracher — March 15, 2012 @ 7:04 pm (#)

    I teach my daughter that money comes from hard work and the importance of saving.

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  50. Tina — March 15, 2012 @ 7:12 pm (#)

    It’s important for kids to know the value of money and to plan responsibly with it.

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  51. Anne Taylor — March 15, 2012 @ 7:34 pm (#)

    Its important for kids to know about money etc because its a major life skill! I wish that I had been taught more by my parents and I also wish I taught my own kids more about money and responsibility.

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  52. Heather, Mmm... is for Mommy — March 15, 2012 @ 7:36 pm (#)

    It’s all about respect and responsibility, little ones need to learn that in all areas, including $$ handling.

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  53. Aliya D. — March 15, 2012 @ 8:48 pm (#)

    Not teaching a child how to handle and be responsible with money essentially sets them up for disaster or a harder life as an adult. Knowing how to respect and work with money is an essential life skill that one needs to apply to all aspects of ones existence and the sooner one knows the basics, the more likely a person is to succeed.

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  54. Ted Kooper — March 15, 2012 @ 8:54 pm (#)

    Kids need to understand money doesn’t always come easy. They need to know how to use is wisely to maximize whatever they are trying to buy.

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  55. Andrea S — March 15, 2012 @ 9:01 pm (#)

    I want my children to learn to be responsible with their money and to spend it wisely

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  56. soha molina — March 15, 2012 @ 9:08 pm (#)

    It;s a lesson that’s going to be needed all throughout their lives so the sooner they learn it, the better.

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  57. Marlene V — March 15, 2012 @ 9:18 pm (#)

    Why do YOU feel it’s important to teach your kids how to understand and responsibly use money?
    I would never want my kids to be in debt and have trouble getting out of it. We teach our three kids by leading by example.

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  58. Laura P — March 15, 2012 @ 9:53 pm (#)

    It’s important because even people with a whole lot of money have been known to blow it irresponsibly.

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  59. Kristina s. — March 15, 2012 @ 10:05 pm (#)

    I feel it’s important to teach our kids how to use money responsibly because I see how our generation misuses and over spends. It makes me sick! I want our kids to learn the importance of saving and spending wisely.

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  60. tennille — March 15, 2012 @ 10:10 pm (#)

    I would hate for my boys to suffer with debt.

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  61. Jennifer Barata Allen — March 15, 2012 @ 10:46 pm (#)

    This is life lesson that will help you throughout your life. It’s so important to teach kids about money.

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  62. Tammy — March 16, 2012 @ 3:37 am (#)

    I feel its important to teach your kids about money and responsibility because when they get older they will know how to take care of themselves and their money, and to make the right decisions !!!

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  63. ollie k — March 16, 2012 @ 8:18 am (#)

    Children are fast learners, this is one money saving endeavour they ought to experience early.
    Hooray for RBC for taking this initiative!
    Thank you RBC.

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  64. Katy M — March 16, 2012 @ 8:37 am (#)

    It doesn’t matter if we like it or not, money is a language we all speak. The earlier one learns about money, the better they’ll be able to use it in this world for the greater good!

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  65. sabrina — March 16, 2012 @ 11:40 am (#)

    Teaching children about money is something “so valuable” for their future! My husband and I already teach our 3 year old about tithing which is important to our family.

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  66. Journeysof TheZoo — March 16, 2012 @ 3:25 pm (#)

    They will need this skill for the restof their life. With proper management/saving, they can have the life they desire.

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  67. Elva Roberts — March 16, 2012 @ 3:59 pm (#)

    March 16-Teaching children the importance of responsibility will enable them to make better financial decisions as they get older. I have found that some of my children were thrifty from the beginning. The others had to learn to be careful with their money. Responsible spending is a key factor in their future happiness.-el03ro

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  68. Eva U — March 16, 2012 @ 5:18 pm (#)

    The children of the next generation need to understand the hard work that went into earning those dollars. They need to abolish the teen trend of “entitlement”. An honest day worked/honest day wage.To appreciate little things and not get caught up in ‘HAVING” everything. To live the adage “SAVE FOR A RAINY DAY”.

    emu839(at)gmail(dot)com
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  69. Amy M — March 16, 2012 @ 5:50 pm (#)

    I think it’s important to learn how to save money and be responsible so that our children can live fulfilling lives without being over run by debt. Especially since education (and other things) are so expensive.. I want my children to be able to afford what’s necessary, and understand when things aren’t and how to save for a rainy day.

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  70. lisa — March 16, 2012 @ 6:06 pm (#)

    as a parent, it is our responsibility to teach our children about these things. it’s all part of raising a responsible adult

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  71. Stefanie Nicholas — March 16, 2012 @ 7:28 pm (#)

    I think it’s important to teach kids good money habits now – so we can avoid the massive debt problems my generation is facing!!

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  72. Olivia L — March 16, 2012 @ 10:26 pm (#)

    Because it’ a basic life skill, and it’s my job as a parent to teach my kids how to budget and to live within their means.

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  73. nicole marie — March 17, 2012 @ 12:29 am (#)

    I think its my responsibility to teach my kids because they need to know how to budget at a young age so they dont fall into the credit trap and learn to live with what they have rather then borrow

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  74. Pamalot — March 17, 2012 @ 1:37 am (#)

    Children need to learn from an early age the value of money and saving it so it becomes a habit for later in life.

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  75. Vesper — March 17, 2012 @ 7:25 am (#)

    Its important so that when they have left home they understand that money has to be earned and they will appreciate its value

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  76. Sandra Schultz — March 17, 2012 @ 10:58 am (#)

    It is important because they have to be able to provide for themselves when they enter the adult world…. finances will definitely play a major role in success.

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  77. Ricki911 — March 17, 2012 @ 6:19 pm (#)

    I think its very important for later in life. My parents taught me the values, and responsibility of spending and saving money. A lot of my friends were never taught this and now in their early / mid 20s, they dont work, cannot pay bills, in major debt, and depend on their parents. Whereas I have a large savings account, pay all my bills since I was 16, owe my own car, and keep myself above water. I think its easier to teach while they are younger and explain it to them then rather than later (its more to stick with them).

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  78. Amy Bailey — March 18, 2012 @ 12:24 am (#)

    Kids need to learn how to use money so they have respect for it and can understand how to use it when they are older. 🙂

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  79. Denise G — March 18, 2012 @ 5:05 am (#)

    It makes them more accountable and responsible

    ontariohappychick at gmail dot com

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  80. Bianca Roman — March 18, 2012 @ 5:46 am (#)

    As parents, we’ve had our share of bad finance choices, etc and we don’t want our kids growing up doing the same things..so for me, teaching my child at an early age is one of the best tools around!

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  81. Bianca Roman — March 18, 2012 @ 5:46 am (#)

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  82. polly — March 18, 2012 @ 11:47 am (#)

    it’s so important because they will be using money all their lives
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  83. Mike Gismondi — March 18, 2012 @ 2:41 pm (#)

    I think it’s important because it’s a skill they can use their whole life!

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  84. Deb Dorrington — March 19, 2012 @ 3:58 pm (#)

    I believe it is important for children to learn to be responsible with money because in a plastic society it can become very easy to get in over your head with debt. I feel if you work hard to earn your money then you should most certainly learn how to spend it and save it wisely.

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  85. Chris G. — March 19, 2012 @ 5:53 pm (#)

    It is important because kids will never get anywhere in life if they can’t save up some money.

    I wonder if this app teaches kids to avoid paying high bank fees…

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  86. Rosemary M — March 19, 2012 @ 9:47 pm (#)

    From experience, I know that it’s a lot harder to learn to be financially responsible when you’re an adult if you aren’t taught as a child. When you’re a kid, it only takes a firm word to realize you’ve done something wrong; as an adult, it might take a couple of thousand dollars…

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  87. Andrea Amy — March 19, 2012 @ 10:29 pm (#)

    Because one day they are going to be all grown up and I want them to have the skills and knowledge to be independent and successful and money management is a big part of that

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  88. Ron — March 20, 2012 @ 2:11 am (#)

    If they can’t figure it out as kids, they’ll have a hard time figuring it out as adults.

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  89. Perk11 — March 20, 2012 @ 2:31 pm (#)

    I want my children to learn the value of money because I do not want them to fall into the credit card trap.

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  90. Donna L. — March 20, 2012 @ 9:45 pm (#)

    So they will become responsible adults.

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  91. Marjorie L. — March 20, 2012 @ 9:50 pm (#)

    So they will appreciate the value of money later.

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  92. nick a. — March 20, 2012 @ 9:53 pm (#)

    Because they will need money skills as adults.

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  93. SweetPanda — March 22, 2012 @ 9:05 am (#)

    I think it’s important because it can provide them with a good foundation as to money concept and get them to understand not to over-spending and in debt when they grow up

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  94. Doreen Riopel — March 25, 2012 @ 8:54 am (#)

    This is my third time answering this question but they always seem to be deleted. Please let me know if I am doing something wrong. It is important to teach children about money because this is life long, like a business. Need to know what comes in and what goes out. Knowing how to handle money gives you a heads up, now and later on.

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    • Angela at OneSmileyMonkey — March 25th, 2012 @ 9:25 am

      Hi Doreen, I have not deleted any of your comments in the past but now I wondering if my SPAM plugin deleted them thinking it was Spam…I will check into! Thanks for the FYI and thank you for posting!

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  95. Angela M — March 26, 2012 @ 10:55 pm (#)

    SO later in life they are able to save money for downpayments, and are able to keep up with monthly payments without going into debt.

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  96. Gemma — March 28, 2012 @ 12:10 pm (#)

    Because it is an important life skill.

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  97. maegan delorme — March 28, 2012 @ 2:26 pm (#)

    It is important because without that skill they will never appreciate things you do for them, and will think that money is just easily attainable, when they really need to work hard to earn it.

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  98. Ester G — March 28, 2012 @ 3:31 pm (#)

    It’s important to that they can become responsible adults and understand the value of money

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  99. Jessica Bleasdale — March 29, 2012 @ 4:41 pm (#)

    it’s important to teach kids to save, to donate and to have a little to spend 🙂

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  100. nathania h — March 30, 2012 @ 7:02 pm (#)

    So they are prepared later in life! Giving a little, saving a little can go a long way to being financially stable.
    nathania.a at gmail dot com

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  101. Pamalot — March 31, 2012 @ 3:47 pm (#)

    mar 31, accidentally clicked enter and did not include twitter link
    here it is
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  102. Anu Chopra — April 2, 2012 @ 11:41 am (#)

    I feel it’s important so they don’t get into debt later on in life and that’s why they need to learn about money and saving/spending for needs vs. wants.

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  103. Jamie L. — April 2, 2012 @ 9:19 pm (#)

    So that your children do not end up in debt.

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  104. Sabrina — April 3, 2012 @ 12:40 pm (#)

    It’s a wonderful foundation for tithing which we feel strongly about in our family.

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  105. Mag — April 3, 2012 @ 7:56 pm (#)

    So they grow up to be financially responsible adults

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  106. Lydia Spencer Fredin — April 3, 2012 @ 10:37 pm (#)

    It will hopefully keep them out of debt later in life

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  111. Myra Rzepa — April 4, 2012 @ 8:02 am (#)

    I think its important to teach kids about money because money is an essential part of life.. sad but true. you need it to survive. Teaching them at a young age is important also to set them up for their future. Giving them the tips and education they will need to manage and control their finances when they get older.

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  112. Voplo — April 4, 2012 @ 12:59 pm (#)

    Because if they don-t understand, they are going to have a hard time since mum and dad aren’t rich…sadly..

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  113. Kathy T — April 7, 2012 @ 12:11 pm (#)

    How to deal with money is a vital life skill – needs to be taught early and reinforced often.

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  114. Di Henderson — April 7, 2012 @ 1:09 pm (#)

    I would like my children to know how important it is to save your money.

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  115. Tasha W — April 7, 2012 @ 8:30 pm (#)

    I think it’s important to teach children the value of money by teaching them to save and not waste it on things they really don’t need.

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  116. Jill P — April 8, 2012 @ 11:18 am (#)

    I don’t understand how people can NOT teach their children about how to responsibly use money. If it’s not taught at an early age, how can we expect them to learn it later on? A good understanding of budgeting and delayal of gratification (ie/ if they want a big thing later they have to save now) is fundamental to personal understanding of finances later in life.

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  117. Charlene Vidal — April 8, 2012 @ 9:37 pm (#)

    Never to young to learn about the importance of money. Early habits become long term habits.

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  118. Nikki Waring — April 8, 2012 @ 11:46 pm (#)

    I don’t want my child(ren) going through what I did. My husband and I would love to buy a house but because we were never truly taught how to handle money we have horrific credit and won’t be able to get a mortgage for at least 3 more years. I don’t want things like this happening to our kids.

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  119. Bonni-anne Rutherford — April 9, 2012 @ 7:38 am (#)

    I never was taught about money, it was a hard lesson. I hope to make saving a life long habit for my son

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  120. Shirley — April 9, 2012 @ 5:53 pm (#)

    So they have good habits from when they are young.

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  121. B C EDWARDS — April 9, 2012 @ 8:43 pm (#)

    I think its important cus I don’t want my kids growing up and not being able to figure out that buying a bunch of junk on a cc and then having now way to pay it off , is not the way to go. I see it every year, Jan rolls around and people are posting that they have no idea how they are going to pay off their cc bills because they bought junk at Christmas time that they never could afford.

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  122. Jennifer L. — April 10, 2012 @ 5:43 am (#)

    I feel it’s important to teach my son about finances because I hear about so many people who get into credit problems as adults. I want him to avoid this.

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  123. cindy lee mckenzie (ann thibeault on FB) — April 10, 2012 @ 12:47 pm (#)

    The individual debt rate per person is always growing…..people don’t know the value of money anymore, got to teach my kids how spend responsibly.

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  124. Leighann — April 10, 2012 @ 3:46 pm (#)

    Understanding that money is a responsibility will assist my child in being financially smart. Debt is a serious issue now and I know how it feels to lose everything and have to start over. This isn’t something I want my daughter to go through.

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  125. Bonni-anne Rutherford — April 11, 2012 @ 8:28 am (#)

    I think it is important to teach kids about money because there is so much pressure to consume and buy that if we don’t teach out kids how to control their spending, it becomes too easy for them to spend.

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  126. Jennifer — April 12, 2012 @ 2:50 pm (#)

    It’s important because there is such a huge problem with kids feeling “entitled” now-a-days. If your kids understand that money is earned, they begin to appreciate it more – and that helps to mold a healthy relationship with money as they grow older as well.

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  127. paul sharpe — April 13, 2012 @ 4:07 am (#)

    i think to many people today are in to much debt and i beleive if we teach are kids about money we can change that trend

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  128. Rebecca Wamsley — April 14, 2012 @ 10:03 am (#)

    i think it is important to teach my children about money because if they don`t learn how to use it, it can misdirect, cause major issues, or even ruin their life.

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  129. Carrie — April 19, 2012 @ 8:12 am (#)

    Thank you so much!! It will go to good use, for sure.

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