Top 5 Things Every Parent Should Know about Money (Podcast Episode 222)

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Lots of us parents are pretty freaked out by the thought of money,

finances, and all the stuff we don’t understand about it.

Ben (my husband and the producer of our show) and I have spent the last year or so confronting our concerns about money, really looking our finances squarely in the face and conquering our fears…

Through this process, we have become more of a team than we were before! Our goals are aligned, each understands the other’s priorities better than ever, and we work closely together now to make our dreams come true.

That’s why I wanted to go in depth on the subject for you.

I want you to have those same good feelings, and understand that it’s possible to conceive of a great future for your child – and to actually start BUILDING that future.


What are the 5 most important things for you to remember, when you’re thinking about finances and raising kids? Listen to today’s episode to find out!

Go to for notes on today’s 5 key takeaways, and links to every WTOO episode about parenting and money, so you can really go in depth on this topic!

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Five key things to know about money

1) Start with a spending plan
Don’t call it a budget, if that word freaks you out (as it does me).

2) Remove the words “we can’t afford it” from your vocabulary

3) Be smart, not cheap

4) Money is about a lot more than just money

5) Your child is never too young to start thinking about money

Links to every We Turned Out Okay episode on finances and money just below!


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The We Turned Out Okay Money Episodes

Episode 215 is my conversation with Raeshal Solomon, an AMAZING woman, an entrepreneur who’s raising two young children and writes books that teach little kids important money lessons.

This conversation is one of my very favorite so far – and I’ve done a lot of interviews! Raeshal shares her story of climbing out from under hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt, dealing with sickle-cell anemia, the importance of family, and the joys of raising children. I know you won’t want to miss this conversation, which is really about so much more than just money : )

Episode 216 asks the question: What’s it really cost to raise a child today?
It’s a great starting point if you feel fearful about this issue.

In episode 217, a Your Child Explained episode, we explore how can shape your child’s relationship with money by starting with the simple question: should you give your child an allowance, or not?

We wrap up our money/finances coverage by speaking with our personal financial planner, Steven Taylor of, in episode 221!


The 3 Secrets of Happy Parenting Class

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Important WTOO Key Links

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