Guest Author - Sharon Michaels
Tired of giving the same old toy, tie or sweater as a holiday gift? How about gifting the people on your list with good money habits and financial savvy? With a little creativity you can help those special people fine-tune their wealth building skills. Iíve done a little research and found a few interesting suggestions to get you started.
Letís start with the Children on your list:
Research has proven that our attitudes and beliefs about money begin in childhood, even in the early years. Children quietly watch grandma as she takes out her coin purse to give them a quarter, listen to dad as he talks about the bills and imitate mom spending at the grocery store Ė itís all part of growing up like their role models. How about giving the children on your list a head start with developing positive money habits.
1. Take a look at the Money Savvy Pig Ė a piggy bank with a modern twist.
This updated piggy bank has four slots so children can learn to make money management choices. There is one for Save, Spend, Donate and Invest. Savvy Pig can hold up to $300! It comes with a sheet of goal setting stickers, easy to follow instructions and money management tips.
Found at Money Savvy Generation
2. In the United States - A 50-State Quarters Collectors Map can be educational and fun too.
A quarter wonít pass through a childís hand without them inspecting it for the state and date. Itís a gift children will use and learn from over and over. Not only are they getting a lesson in saving but geography too.
The Collector Map can be found at Amazon.com
Hereís something exciting for that Teen:
1. How about one share of stock? What teen wouldnít want to be a part owner in the Gap, Sony or Nike?
You can have their one share of stock framed with an engraved plague. All shares come with a certificate of authenticity plus the ďOne Share Start-up Kit.Ē Itís an innovative way to begin teaching the excitement and pride of investing.
Found at OneShare.com
Prices vary depending on the price of the stock. There is a fee for framing and also a stock transfer fee. You can see all the details at OneShare
We canít overlook the Adults on your list:
1. You can help the young couple starting out or the new college graduate get started on the right money management path with the ďFinancial Planning Organizer Kit.Ē
This system has 22 categories of cards that drop into hanging file folders and organize those important financial documents such as mortgage papers, car titles, etc. Comes with 22 category cards, a quick find index and a 48-page handbook.
Found at homefile.com
Planning Organizer Kit
2. Hereís a twist on the usual gift card because itís for a charitable donation.
You purchase a gift card in the amount of your choice and the gift card recipient will receive an eCard and/or printed certificate with a redemption code. The recipient goes on-line and chooses which of the over 75 major charities will receive their card donation. This is such a positive way to share the holidays or special occasion.
Found at CharityGiftCertificates.org
You choose the amount of the gift card at Charity Gift Certificates
These are just a few suggestions to get you started with your abundance and wealth gift giving. Your gift of positive money management is a gift that will benefit the recipient for years and years to come.
(I am only making suggestions and am not endorsing or gaining a monetary commission from any of the mentioned products. Please do your research before making any purchasing decisions.)
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