Are you comfortable talking with your teen about personal finance? If you’re looking for a starting point for how to teach your teen about money, or if your teen is already curious about how to manage their money, The Money Challenge for Teens by Art Rainer could be just what you’re looking for. Art Rainer previously wrote a book for adults called Find More Money, but I actually enjoyed this book more. Adults who are struggling with personal finance could actually learn something from this book, even though this one is targeted for teens.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
Similar to the format of Find More Money, it uses a parable style to give its advice. The Money Challenge for Teens takes two teens working at a fast food joint and a mentor who gives them practical money lessons. These lessons are realistic for teens and adults alike. If a teen can absorb and understand only a tiny slice of what’s in this book, he or she will be ahead of their peers in so many ways. This book is a great resource for anyone interested in the topic of how to teach personal finance, or even for young people starting college to teach themselves what they wish their parents would have taught them about money.