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Oh, how I wish I had been raised in a time where this was readily taught and valued. But I imagine many of you reading this also weren't raised in homes or schools where the idea of being a financially savvy and empowered individual counted more than an SAT or AP score.

Some data may suggest that a child’s financial habits are set by age seven (and I question this given the lack of citation, something Goop doesn't like to do) but nonetheless the case is strong for instilling financial literacy early and often, particularly for girls.


This interview with the founder of Goalsetter broaches some tactical and meaningful ways to engage and encourage kids to save money not just because they “should,” but because it’s going to mean something important to them.

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