EXTENSION CONNECTION: Teach children how to manage money

Published: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 04:48 PM.

Teaching young people about money management is an important life skill.

The University of Florida/Okaloosa County Extension’s 4-H and Family and Consumer Sciences programs help youths between ages 12 and 18 learn how to earn, spend and save money.

At home, parents can teach their teens these skills: • How to write a check

• How to keep a check register • How to fill in a deposit slip

• Understanding the difference between a debit card and a credit card

• How to make a budget or spending plan

Although check use is waning, it is still valuable to know how to write a check if you ever need it.

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