If you’ve been wondering how much you should give your kids for an allowance, what to tell a preschooler about money, or when you should open your kids their own bank accounts, hey, us too. Get the answers and a whole lot more on this episode featuring special guest Beth Kobliner, financial expert and New York Times bestselling author of Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties.

She’s a mom of three as well, which is why her money management book for parents, Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even if You’re Not), also hit the NYT best-seller list. (It’s so so good!)

Make Your Kid a Money Genius: Brilliant tips for parents on raising financially savvy kids from best-selling author Beth KoblinerAvailable from our affiliate Amazon or your local bookseller

We’re thrilled to get so much terrific advice from her in this episode! She even tells us what we’re doing right — and wrong (ahem) — with our own kids.

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Cool Picks of the Week

Mint app is recommended by financial experts for better budgeting and money management

Beth: Mint.com or NerdWallet.com are both great websites to help you track spending, manage your family budget, and stay informed. (And the newly designed Mint mobile app looks fantastic.)

Sephora Micellar Cleansing Milk: No water required. Great for busy mornings!

Kristen: She’s now obsessed with the Sephora Collection Micellar Cleansing Water and Milk face wash — no water required. And it’s now on sale!

Free David Bowie valentines from The House That Lars Built

Liz: Why wait until Valentine’s Day? This collection of free printable Valentine’s Day cards for kids — like the David Bowie Valentines at The House That Lars Built designed by Caitlyn Boyes — make cute lunch box notes for kids any time of year.

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