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Our Kids Are Failing: 6 Ways to Recession-Proof Our Kids

Times, are indeed, hard! Gas prices are through the roof, and food prices – as my brother says all the time – are sick! Not to mention, in times like these, who can save money for their child’s college tuition? No comments needed.
That said, as long as we don’t wallow in self-pity – although I do it all the time – we can always help out the next genners by giving advice and a framework to follow. Heck, we helped to put them into this recession mess – the least we could do is to help to get them out of it. Whether you like it or not, we are part of the problem, so I went on a hunt and found some interactive sites, along with a video, to help begin the process. It’s not much, but hopefully it will get the ball rolling.

6 Ways to Recession-Proof Your Kids  (an article b

y Tamara Schweitzer and Laura Palotie)

At Young, the lessons are to teach kids how to handle money:  invest it,  plan it, earn it, and play it — using a variety of resources. They also have an interactive Stock Drop, and Stock Race game that teaches teens about investing in the stock market. 

What are you doing with your kids to help to better their future?

Baby boomers?!  Come on and chime in! You, and only you, can remember the glory days. There’s no question that your generation reaped the benefits, and probably never thought you’d be having this conversation, today. Right?


  1. Doug Johnson says:

    Hi Amy,

    I am hoping these hard times for many people are temporary, not permanent.

    But it seems an ideal time to talk to kids about careers, the importance of education, and versatility. Even more so than investment strategies!

    All the best,


  2. Amy Bowllan says:

    Thanks, Doug! I am not so sure I completely agree on this one. We do, especially educators, spend an awful lot of time talking to kids about “what they want to be when they grow up” and “why education is important.” However, on investing – unless you’re like me and read Suze Orman – it really tends to go by the wayside. No?